Episode 18 — From FIFA to Final Fantasy

The next guest on the show has had quite the journey in his game development career — literally.

Gus Martin hails from Brazil, but he started his career with EA Canada and has been working in Japan for the last four and a half years with Square Enix and currently with Capcom.

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KakeBytes + Extra Life Gaming 2018

It’s almost that time of year!

I’ll be taking part in this year’s Extra Life Gaming marathon and I’ll be going live for 24 hours beginning at 8 a.m. on Nov. 3, 2018.

Be sure to follow me on Twitch @kakebytes to get a notification when I go live!

I’m smashed my goal last year and I hope that you guys will help me do this same in just a few weeks. You can read more at extra-life.org.

 

Episode 15 — The Long and Twisted Tail of Nibbler

Tim McVey joins me to talk about how he became the first billion point player in gaming and how his achievement won him more fame than could have been expected for a teenager from Ottumwa, Iowa.

His journey has been documented by the documentary Man VS Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler, which is available to watch on Netflix.

In today’s episode, Tim shares how a single quarter changed his life.

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Episode 14 — FATAL1TY

 

If you would have asked me a few years ago when eSports became “a thing,” I would have likely said the beginnings were somewhere in the avenue mid to late 2000’s.

This is clearly wrong, but this has more to do with my own personal limited exposure to eSports which was around that time. I learned somewhere down the road that I was wrong and that the emergence of eSports not only came from the first person shooter genre, but that it had happened much earlier than I thought.

I discussed eSports with Cameron Irvine, the commissioner of the Simulated Football League, who highlighted the journey of breaking into eSports with wholly unique idea and the struggles and successes that he has had in growing the franchise.

This week, I bring you Johnathan Wendel. His given name may not ring a bell, but his gaming handle might: FATAL1TY.

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Episode 11 — King of (the long) Kon

618UQzLlp4L._SY355_ Twin Galaxies has officially dropped the ban hammer on a second prominent world record holding champion: Billy Mitchell.

The scrutiny against Mitchell’s scores came on the heels of the ban against Todd Rogers, after a member of the Donkey Kong forums posted evidence that Mitchell may have used MAME, an emulator, to achieve scores he claims were won on an original arcade cabinet. A few weeks later, Apollo Legend dropped some evidence of his own.

If you’ve caught all of the episodes of the show, you’re acquainted with Scott. He’s been a guest so many times because his perspective is vast. He joins me today to talk about Billy Mitchell and his time working with Twin Galaxies in addition to the ways those experiences still impact his life today and what the real takeaway from the ban is.

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Episode 10 — The Simulation Football League (SFL)

What is the Simulation Football League you ask? It’s a football league that YOU could play in. You, as in the universal you. And with me today to school us on the game is the Commissioner of the League himself: Cameron Irvine.

The SFL currently boasts 18 teams spread out across North America and the UK, with more than 200 players, coaches, owners, and broadcasters around the world that work and play to stream two seasons  every year.

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