Episode 87: "I Get Angry, Obviously," Gaming Unions with Felicia McIntyre & Tim Colwill
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We welcome Felicia and Tim on the podcast to talk about unionizing efforts in Australia and worldwide involving game devs, streaming personalities, and beyond. Absolutely fascinating if you love labor law!Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/no-cartridge-audio/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Tim Colwill (Point & Clickbait + Game Workers Unite Australia)
Our special 100th episode guest is Tim Colwill, creator of Point & Clickbait and union organiser of the Australian chapter of Game Workers Unite. Point & Clickbait is a satirical gaming news site, described as The Onion but for games journalism, that aims to call attention to all the things that gamers and the games industry take too seriously, or doesn't take seriously enough. With a recent successful Kickstarter campaign under his belt for a print magazine version, Tim shared his thoughts on games journalism and what writing good satire should achieve. Game Workers Unite is a budding unionisation effort that formed around the 2018 Game Developers Conference, and part of a broader effort to stop workers in the games industry getting exploited for their passion. Tim is part of the organisation efforts to start Game Workers Unite Australia and draws on his work in an Australian union. Tim shares his thoughts on why unionisation is an important step for developers, journalists, streamers and anyone working in games and how pulling together makes everything better for everyone. Pixel Sift is produced by Scott Quigg, Sarah Ireland, Fiona Bartholomaeus & Mitch Loh. Gianni Di Giovanni is our Executive Producer. .Thanks to Salty Dog Sounds for some of our promo music this week. SPONSOR: Thank you to Murdoch University School of Arts for their support over every single episode of Pixel Sift. We couldn't have done it without you. If you want to bolster your skills in media, journalism or game development, check out the Murdoch University School of Arts website for more information! You can find us on social media, Discord, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, YouTube and Steam. Just search for "pixelsift"See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this interview extra, Leon Cox (@ratsoalbion) talks to the creator of Point & Clickbait Tim Colwill (@burgerdrome) about his time as a game developer, game journalist and the formation of his humorous videogame satire sitePoint & Clickbaithttp://media.blubrry.com/caneandrinse/caneandrinse.com/podcast/tim_colwill_interview.mp3 Edited by Jay Taylor (@JaySevenZero).Why not venture over to our forum and join in the conversations with our friendly community in discussing all things relating to videogames, along with lots of other stuff too. Sound good? Then come and say hello at The Cane and Rinse forum
This week we welcome Tim Colwill, editor in chief of the hilariously satirical Point & Clickbait to the guest chair. Join him and our host Jason Imms for a trip down memory lane as the pair relive the shuttering of beloved Australian games outlet games.on.net, discuss the dodgy closure of Interzone Games, and come to understand the strange parallels between poking fun at the games industry, and working for the Australian Meat Industry Employees Union.