As we begin another season of The Gamer's Dominion, we're diving right into a Halloween theme! Genese and Scott talk with Alex Wer (known as The Pumpkin Geek) about how he merged fandom/gaming with pumpkin carving. We also announce a drawing for a Super Mario-themed pumpkin!
We welcome New York Times Bestselling Author Daniel H. Wilson to the show this week. We discuss AI in gaming and in daily life. We'll also discuss the advancements in robotics and the stories Daniel has told in his books.
Daniel H. Wilson is a Cherokee citizen and author of the New York Times bestselling Robopocalypse and its sequel Robogenesis, as well as seven other books, including How to Survive a Robot Uprising, A Boy and His Bot, and Amped. He earned a PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as Masters degrees in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. His next novel, The Clockwork Dynasty, will be released on August 1st, 2017. Wilson lives in Portland, Oregon.
Today, Genese talks to Rob Shields, the creator of the video game and comic book - Neon Wasteland. His work is inspired by 1980's Japanese cyberpunk, 80's and 90's brain freeze, graffiti, old school video games, VR, AR and everyone's best friend the internet. You may recognize his work from the cover of Heavy Metal magazine.
This week's episode welcomes back the guys from Video Game Bang (Cory, Aaron & David). They'll discuss Overwatch and Rocket League E-Sports, Destiny 2, Spite and much more!
Games can be fun, but they can also be educational and therapeutic . This week, Genese talks with Dr. Janina Scarlet about how role play games help people face their fears and how Call of Duty and help someone with PTSD.
Dr. Janina Scarlet is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, a scientist, and a full-time geek. A Ukrainian-born refugee, she survived Chernobyl radiation and persecution. She immigrated to the United States at the age of 12 with her family and later, inspired by the X-Men, developed Superhero Therapy to help patients with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Her book, “Superhero Therapy” released on December 1, 2016 in the U.K. and on August 1, 2017 in the U.S.
This week, Genese welcomes Tiffany Ojeda and Mia Dallas of Tandem Canon (a video gaming podcast). They discuss favorite video games, news from E3, the state of virtual reality gaming and more.
In today's episode, Genese talks with Seth and Sam Coster of Butterscotch Shenanigans. They discuss how game jams led to the inspiration for producing their own games, and how the diagnosis of cancer impacted the development of their award-winning game - Crashlands.
Seth Coster is one of the three co-founders of Saint Louis-based studio Butterscotch Shenanigans, where he is the lead game programmer and one of many game designers. With a background in economics and finance, Seth is also responsible for many of the business aspects of the studio. Since 2010, when Seth began learning to program, he has published over a dozen games, built several dozen jam games, and developed over 200 prototypes.
Sam Coster is one of the three founding brothers of Butterscotch Shenanigans, where he is the creative director, lead artist, and world builder. Always fascinated with people and process, Sam got a degree in psychology, then discarded his diploma for a career in gamedev as the lead artist for Butterscotch. Over just a few years, Sam's art and the team's games have given absurd joy to 5 million players across the world.
On this week's show, Genese welcomesMatt Raithel of Graphite Lab to discuss 1980s influences on video game development. Within the past decade, Matt has held a production role in over 50 video games ranging from the iPhone to Wii U, all while helping grow three different game development studios. He currently owns and leads Graphite Lab, a video game development studio which was listed as “One to Watch” by Game Informer Magazine in 2015.
Their latest game, Hive Jump is available now on Steam and is coming soon to Wii U! As an advocate for the gaming industry, Matt frequently speaks on topics such as gaming violence and game production at major universities throughout his home state. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronic Art from Missouri State University and is currently on staff at Maryville University as an Instructor of Game Design.
This week, Genese talks to Cory Vincent and David Webb of Video Game Bang about the Nintendo Switch. And yes, the discussion includes some Zelda talk.
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Genese Davis is an author, speaker, columnist and media personality known for her expertise in the world of gaming.