First off, let me apologize for the audio situation. Due to a huge pre-interview mix-up Steven ended up working with someone who clearly over-estimated their filming equipment; thus we have been left with lessened audio and an awkward filming angle. To clarify, this person is not and will never be affiliated with Constantly Calibrating or SilverHam Media.
Still, do not let these facts discourage you for if you do you will miss out on a highly entertaining interview from the master of charismatic encounters, Mr. Steven Needham (@DarthSir).
While I wasn’t present for this interview, let me just say that it ranks as one of my favorite from RTX. It’s a travesty that we don’t have better audio and video for it, but I’m sure we’ll talk to Grace more in the future. She is a sweet, hilarious, and overall amazing person. You should go check her out in all the places she resides: Twitter, YouTube, & Tumblr.
Burnie Burns voices Church, Lopez, Epsilon, and many more on Red vs Blue.
Shortly after our interview with Gus we were given a few minutes to chat with Burnie Burns, CEO and Co-Founder of Rooster Teeth. You might also know Burnie as Church, Vic, Epsilon, and many, many more characters on Red vs Blue. Burnie is also the writer of RvB.
I have said this numerous times over the last week, but Burnie is the nicest person I have met in my entire life. I’m blown away by how friendly and forthcoming he is with any and all fans; media included.
Gustavo Sorola voices Private Dick Simmons on Red vs Blue.
This past Saturday we had the opportunity to sit down (read: stand up) with Gustavo (Gus) Sorola who is best known from the popular web series Red vs Blue. In addition to his duties playing Private Dick Simmons, Gus is also the Director of RTX; which is a convention filled with awesomeness that you must visit next year! Seriously, buy your tickets now! I don’t care if they’re not for sale yet; Gus wants to hit 8k attendees and we’re going to make it happen.
For the record, Gus might be known as reclusive, but that doesn’t mean he is not incredibly friendly. We had a great time chatting with him and hope to have many opportunities for further chatting in the future.
The first day of RTX arrived and with it a sense of a panic. Where do we start? Who do we talk to? Will anyone want to talk to ragtag group of non-costumed media representatives fresh out of Media Representation School*? (*Only a real place in my mind.) It’s fairly early in the day at this point and our scheduled interviews are much later in the day. Suddenly we spy from two feet in front of us the booth for Handelabra Studios and their iOS/Android app GAME.minder. Apparently I’ve been talking to Jeremy Handel about interviewing him for the last 15 seconds, but due to shock I have already forgotten this fact. This is the post-shock interview:
Jeremy was extremely friendly and great to chat with. I wholeheartedly recommend you check out the app and download it when you have time. Currently it is in use on my phone and I assure you that I’m not being paid in any way to promote or use the app. (Seriously, who pays us for anything around here?)
Well RTX is over now, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have plenty of coverage for you to feast upon your eyeholes. Coming to you over the next few days will be an assortment of interviews and written reports on the sights, sounds, and possibly smells of Rooster Teeth’s glorious convention. For the moment you can look upon the visage of us as we take a very brief look at the Expo floor.
“In with the new, out with the old” is a classic saying that seems very relevant with the videogame industry. We, as a community, like to have the newest, fastest games, with the cleanest graphics possible. But speaking as a self-proclaimed veteran of the gaming industry, it is nice to have the chance to climb into my closet, pull out the antiquated systems, blow the dust from the cartridge and revisit some of my old adventures.
The people at Game Over Videogames share this idea, giving gamers a chance to stomp goombas as a 2D Mario in Super Mario Bros. or defeat Ganondorf from an overhead perspective in The Legend of Zelda. The Texas based company gives gamers a chance to live in the gaming ways of yesteryear. I had a chance to speak to the North Austin Store Manager, Joshua, on the RTX convention floor. Needless to say, I barraged him with a plethora of questions about their company of the wonderful and nostalgic history of video games. A humble company, with only five brick-and-mortar locations, they truly cherish the glory of and splendor of previous generations of video games.
The only company of its kind (that I know of), they are actually thriving with a loyal fan base, who are willing to trade in their classic games for the chance to explore a whole new, yet classic game world. This trade based economy is what allows them to have such amazing low prices and an ever changing catalog. Imagine having the same amount of gameplay and adventure of a modern $60 release for ¼ the price, only sacrificing the modern splendor of updated graphics and sound. I invite everyone to take a look at their online store at www.gameovervideogames.com if for nothing more than a trip down nostalgia lane. Who knows? You may be like me and find yourself with a “new” copy of Ocarina of Time for the Nintendo 64 that I still have hooked up.
You can find Gameover Videogames online at www.gameovervideogames.com or on Facebook under the name “Gameover Videogames” as well as on Twitter at @GameoverGames.