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The 1099 is an interview-based podcast that highlights the best writers, YouTubers, developers, publishers, and people in video games and beyond. Founded by Josiah Renaudin and hosted by Joseph Knoop, the duo brings on guests from all over the industry to talk about what they do, current trends, and methods for breaking into games.Big thanks to Simon Viklund for writing the original theme music (you can check out his work at www.simonviklund.com) and Zach Buckley for the remix(find his work at www.zwbuckley.com). Also, thanks to the talented Aaron Sanfillippo for the logo design. Find him at www.ajscreative.com.

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The 1099 is an interview-based podcast that highlights the best writers, YouTubers, developers, publishers, and people in video games and beyond. Founded by Josiah Renaudin and hosted by Joseph Knoop, the duo brings on guests from all over the industry to talk about what they do, current trends, and methods for breaking into games.Big thanks to Simon Viklund for writing the original theme music (you can check out his work at www.simonviklund.com) and Zach Buckley for the remix(find his work at www.zwbuckley.com). Also, thanks to the talented Aaron Sanfillippo for the logo design. Find him at www.ajscreative.com.

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A fantastic insight into Gaming Journalism

By NotQuiteATriangle - Apr 21 2019
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Joseph Knoop is a fantastic host and always finds ways to make his conversations casual, entartaining, and informative. The show always has interesting guests on that talk about a wide array of topics. I'm always glad when I decide to give it a listen.

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Has a great voice! Love the show man. Thank you!

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62 Ratings
Average Ratings
56
4
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A fantastic insight into Gaming Journalism

By NotQuiteATriangle - Apr 21 2019
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Joseph Knoop is a fantastic host and always finds ways to make his conversations casual, entartaining, and informative. The show always has interesting guests on that talk about a wide array of topics. I'm always glad when I decide to give it a listen.

Josiah

By raoulduke117 - Jul 11 2017
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Has a great voice! Love the show man. Thank you!
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The 1099

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The 1099 is an interview-based podcast that highlights the best writers, YouTubers, developers, publishers, and people in video games and beyond. Founded by Josiah Renaudin and hosted by Joseph Knoop, the duo brings on guests from all over the industry to talk about what they do, current trends, and methods for breaking into games.Big thanks to Simon Viklund for writing the original theme music (you can check out his work at www.simonviklund.com) and Zach Buckley for the remix(find his work at www.zwbuckley.com). Also, thanks to the talented Aaron Sanfillippo for the logo design. Find him at www.ajscreative.com.

Rank #1: Episode 14: Polygon Entertainment Reporter Julia Alexander

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On this week's episode, new entertainment reporter at Polygon, Julia Alexander, joins host Josiah Renaudin to talk about landing a full-time job in the industry, finding a writing mentor, writing weekly feature pitches, and why Drake might be the best living human.

Oct 12 2015

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Rank #2: Episode 121: Giant Bomb's Jason Oestreicher on Games Media's Shift to Video and Ignoring SEO

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On this week's episode, video maverick for Giant Bomb, fighting game guru, and former Game Informer video editor, Jason Oestreicher, joins host Josiah Renaudin to discuss creating videos on the internet. Jason explains his journey to Giant Bomb, what it's like training new hires, the growth of crowdfunding, the struggles of doing live shows, showing your personality online, and how important the community really is.

Nov 27 2017

1hr 2mins

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Rank #3: Episode 23: Nathan Meunier on Self-Publishing and Full-Time Freelancing

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On this week's episode, Nathan Meunier, a freelance writer, author, and indie developer, joins host Josiah Renaudin to talk about how to succeed at full-time freelancing, the best ways to publish books and actually make money, and what it's like to go from reviewing video games to making them.

Dec 22 2015

1hr 18mins

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Rank #4: Episode 129: Jan Ochoa on Giant Bomb, MythBusters, and Personality-Based Media

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On this week's episode, Jan Ochoa, the brand new associate video producer at Giant Bomb and former cameraman for MythBusters, joins host Josiah Renaudin to discuss the interview process for Giant Bomb and adjusting to the new games media landscape. Jan explains his Giant Bomb fandom, the surreal nature of meeting your heroes and getting your dream job, what it's been like suddenly having a Twitter following, how he got to work for MythBusters, his Giant Bomb goals for 2018, and his surprise answer to a well-known GB community question.

Jan 15 2018

52mins

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Rank #5: Episode 145: Ben Pack on Joining Giant Bomb, Filling Past Editors' Shoes, and Being a Public Figure

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On this week's episode, associate editor and former intern at Giant Bomb, co-host on the Giant Bombcast, and noted Millennial, Ben Pack, joins host Josiah Renaudin to discuss Ben's transition from intern to editor. Ben explains how he got he Giant Bomb job, adjusting to his many new responsibilities, learning how to deal with audience feedback, getting comfortable talking to/working with his heroes, and what to expect from Giant Bomb in 2018.

Apr 23 2018

1hr 1min

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Rank #6: Episode 112: Mark Brown on Game Maker's Toolkit and Teaching Players Game Design

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On this week's episode, the host of Game Maker's Toolkit as well as a writer seen on Edge, Wired, Eurogamer, VideoGamer, and Pocket Gamer, Mark Brown, joins host Josiah Renaudin to discuss smart, analytical YouTube gaming videos. Mark details the research that goes into his projects, how an understanding of game design can lessen the toxicity of the community, what developers have to say about his videos, the risks of turning to Patreon, and the biggest lessons learned from creating this style of content.

Oct 02 2017

1hr 5mins

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Rank #7: Episode 18: Lorne Lanning on Sony's Indie Focus and the State of the Industry

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On this week's episode, co-founder and president of Oddworld Inhabitants, Lorne Lanning, joins host Josiah Renaudin to talk about behind-the-scenes craziness from Sony's E3 2013 press conference, how indie games are where all the risks and innovation now take place, and why now is the best time to make a game.

Nov 09 2015

1hr 39mins

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Rank #8: Episode 209: Michael Pachter Returns to Tell Us the Future of GameStop, Streaming, and Next-Gen

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The man of many headlines returns. Famed analyst and host of the Pachter Factor, Michael Pachter, joins the 1099 once again to discuss the shaky future of GameStop after its stock value plummets, what the future of game streaming looks like for Google Stadia, Microsoft's XCloud, and even PlayStation, and what prices we can expect for next-gen hardware like the PS5 and Xbox Scarlett. If you want all the business talk you can handle, you've found it.

Follow the 1099: @ the1099Podcast on Twitter
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Follow the Pachter Factor on SIFTD.net or @ https://www.youtube.com/user/SIFTDGAMES/videos

Jul 08 2019

56mins

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Rank #9: Episode 191: IGN Editor-in-Chief of Games Tina Amini on running a games media giant

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On this week's episode, the one and only Tina Amini -- Editor-in-Chief of Games at IGN -- joins Joe to talk about how she runs one of the biggest names in games journalism. We dive into Tina's one year anniversary with IGN, what she's learned about leading such a huge team, the evolution of games media over the past decade, and the perspective of the industry she's been afforded as IGN's Big Boss.

Support the show by following us @The1099Podcast and @JosephKnoop on Twitter, and support our resident musician at ZWBuckley.com.

Mar 11 2019

49mins

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Rank #10: Episode 144: John Vignocchi on Life After Disney Infinity and How Developers Play Video Games

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On this week's episode, the former vice president of production at Disney Interactive Studios, a former lead designer and product strategist at Midway, and a legend in the Giant Bomb community, John Vignocchi, joins host Josiah Renaudin to talk about everything that's been going on since the end of Disney Infinity. John details his recent wedding bonanza, what he went through after Disney Infinity ended. how being a developer makes him play games differently, what he's working on next, and the Giant Bomb community.

Apr 16 2018

1hr 18mins

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Rank #11: Episode 188: Dragon Prince creators Aaron Ehasz & Justin Richmond on their diverse fantasy world

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This week, Joe is joined by Netflix's The Dragon Prince creators Aaron Ehasz and Justin Richmond to discuss how they've built their new fantasy world, how they strive to make its characters meaningful and diverse, how they work with fans to find ways they can do better, and what went into making them the writers they are today.

Joe also happened to write the first article on Wonderstorm, Aaron and Justin's company. https://www.polygon.com/features/2017/11/30/16716400/last-airbender-uncharted-wonderstorm

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Feb 18 2019

52mins

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Rank #12: Episode 09: Nick Capozzoli of GameSpot

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On this week's episode, freelancer Nick Capozzoli joins host Josiah Renaudin to discuss what needs to change about video game reviews, common errors editors point out, and how to discover your own critical voice.

Aug 31 2015

52mins

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Rank #13: Episode 170: Ben Esposito on Creating Donut County, Chill-Ass Video Games, and Indie Dev Cycles

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On this week's episode, a game developer who’s worked on projects like What Remains of Edith Finch, The Unfinished Swan, Room of 1000 Snakes, Sonic Dreams Collection, and the recently released Donut County, Ben Esposito, joins host Josiah Renaudin for a deep dive into indie development. Ben explains why Donut County took five years to make, the lessons he's learned, idea theft, how to manage your time in the games industry, how to write humor into games, and what comes next.

Oct 15 2018

57mins

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Rank #14: Episode 182: Josiah Joins EA and Details the Future of the Podcast

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On this week's episode, host Josiah Renaudin breaks down his crazy last few months with the help of freelancer and The 1099 MVP, Joseph Knoop. Josiah explains his new job at Electronic Arts, all the different meetings he's been taking, and the future of the podcast.

Jan 07 2019

40mins

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Rank #15: Episode 210: Fortnite Pro Cizzorz and mentoring the next generation of streamers

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When you think about streaming, especially Fortnite streaming, you don't really think about groups of people. You think of a solitary streamer hustling away and landing sick headshots all day long. In a world full of young men and women trying to hustle to stardom, we especially don't think about the mentors in our lives who helped guide us along the way. Fortnite pro Jack AKA Cizzorz of the FaZe clan has taken it upon himself to mentor one lucky contest winner, so I caught up with him on what the experience has been like, what mentorship looks like in such a solitary kind of career, what the FaZe team has imparted unto him, and the future of Fortnite's Creative Mode World Cup competitions. Hopefully you all find it a bit more introspective than the usual Fortnite interview. I know I had fun.

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Jul 15 2019

32mins

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Rank #16: Episode 117: Nick Scarpino on Kinda Funny, Leaving IGN, and Overcoming Personal Barriers

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On this week's episode, co-founder/host for Kinda Funny and former IGN head of production, Nick Scarpino, joins host Josiah Renaudin to discuss starting Kinda Funny and overcoming personal barriers. Nick details why he left IGN, how expectations have changed for Kinda Funny over time, dealing with different fears, what it's like doing open mic appearances, and how to become comfortable being on camera.

Oct 30 2017

58mins

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Rank #17: Episode 200 PART 2 - Morgan Webb on X-Play's legacy and building Bonfire Studios

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THE BIG ONE, folks! Former X-Play host Morgan Webb joins us to talk about the glory days of broadcast games media, plus a big focus on how she's building a constructive culture over at Bonfire Studios as they work on their first game, and all the lessons she's learned between. Also there's some stuff about cutie oranges, morbid jokes about book clubs, and swearing. It's fun for the whole family.

Thank you for coming this far on this incredible journey with us. Time to start planning for Episode 300. Anyone got President Obama's number?

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May 06 2019

57mins

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Rank #18: Episode 189: Metro creator Dmitry Glukhovsky on what inspired him to create the Russian apocalypse

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Metro series creator and author Dmitry Glukhovsky joins me to talk about the tense political and personal history behind his version of the Russian post-apocalypse, how he helped 4A Games bring it to video game life, and a hell of a lot more. You don't want to miss this one. As always, support our resident musician at zwbuckley.com and let us know your thoughts on Twitter @The1099Podcast

Feb 25 2019

56mins

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Rank #19: Episode 176: Michael Pachter on the PS5, Problems with Netflix for Games, and Future of Fortnite

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On this week's episode, a research analyst at Wedbush Securities, the host of the Pachter Factor, and one of the biggest names in the business of games, Michael Pachter, joins host Josiah Renaudin for a deep dive into the current state of the industry. The two tackle the release date of next-gen consoles, the problems with the concept of "Netflix for games," the success of Fortnite and what it means for the rest of the industry, the state of Nintendo, and Sony pulling out of E3.

Nov 26 2018

57mins

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Rank #20: Episode 175: Top 10 JRPGs You Need to Play Now with Kim Wallace

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On this week's episode, Game Informer features editor and JRPG guru, Kim Wallace, joins host Josiah Renaudin to discuss the JRPGs you need to play—whether you're a hardcore fan or entirely new to the genre. From Dragon Quest XI to Chrono Trigger, the duo details why turn-based games still have a place in modern video games.

Nov 19 2018

1hr 12mins

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Episode 243: Carrion developer Krzysztof Chomicki on making a reverse-horror game

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Decades after movies like The Thing and The Blob, why does the body horror genre still fascinate fans? Even better, how do you translate the experience of being a ravenous, sentient ball of spaghetti and meatballs into a video game? Krzysztof Chomicki, game and level designer on Carrion, is here to tell us how he and the team at Phobia Game Studios designed a "reverse-horror" game where YOU are the monster. Joe and Krzysztof dive into the roots of body and cosmic horror, why the Polish have such a dark sense of humor, and the development of Carrion from idea to a massively fun metroidvania game.

Carrion is out now on PC, Switch, and Game Pass.

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Aug 03 2020

1hr 1min

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Episode 242: Code-Switching in a World With COVID, Featuring Kahlief Adams and Riana Manuel

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Kahlief Adams (Spawn on Me) and Riana Manuel (What's Good Games, Xbox) join the 1099 to discuss how code-switching impacts the video game industry, particularly when we're all working from home because of COVID-19. Hear Joe, Kahlief, and Riana talk about struggling to find comfortable niches in the workplace when there are so few black people to be found in games and tech jobs, how letting coworkers and bosses see into their home lives on Zoom calls changes the way we live our formerly private lives, and what games depict the realities of code-switching with some accuracy.

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Spawn On Me's "A Lesson in Blackness: https://youtu.be/3SOlT1x8WXs

Jul 06 2020

1hr 17mins

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Episode 241: The Last of Us Part 2 Spoilercast with Natalie Flores

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SPOILERS FOR THE LAST OF US PART 2

The lovely Natalie Flores joins the 1099 to gush all about Naughty Dog's latest post-apocalypse journey, including its treatment of LGBTQ+ characters, violence, and racial diversity.

Jun 29 2020

1hr 12mins

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Episode 240: Yes, Your Grace lead Rafal Bryks on building a medieval narrative adventure

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Rafal Bryks had no idea what he was doing for the majority of Yes, Your Grace's long development, but he and the rest of the team at Brave at Night managed to create a fascinating little kingdom simulator where you're listening to the demands and pleas of your subjects while also taking care of your family and preparing for war. Mondays, am I right? Rafal joins the show to discuss how Game of Thrones' popularity influenced Yes, Your Grace's development, how to blend seemingly disparate styles of gameplay, and some of the other tough lessons from a five-year dev cycle.

If you'd like to lend your support to the Black Lives Matter and anti-police brutality movements, here are some excellent organizations to support:

Bail Project: https://bailproject.org/
Movement For Black Lives: https://m4bl.org/
Black Voters Matter: https://www.blackvotersmatterfund.org/
National Council for Incarcerated Women and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls: https://www.nationalcouncil.us/donation
Survived and Punished: https://www.alliedmedia.org/survived-and-punished/donate
Highlander Center: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/1417777
Fund for Black Newspapers: https://www.localmedia.org/journalism-fund-for-black-newspapers/

More resources: https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2020/6/9/21281538/how-to-donate-to-black-lives-matter-charity

Jun 09 2020

49mins

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Episode 239: Touching Britney Spears' Butt & Other PR Hijinks With Stephanie Tinsley

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Stephanie Tinsley has had one hell of a career, from the early days of somehow getting to touch Brittney Spears' butt in a conga line, to living through the Enron scandal, and finally diving into the world of video game PR and all of its absolutely batshit shenanigans. Stephanie joins the show to discuss the wilder side of her years coming up in the business, the heartbreak you experience when a game's community comes together for something beautiful, and playing ping-pong with Pink and Billy Idol.

Jun 01 2020

1hr 41mins

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Episode 238: Cloudpunk Writer Thomas Welsh on Building a Cyberpunk World and Making Your First Game

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Cloudpunk is one of my favorite games of the year, so of course I had to have writer and narrative designer Thomas Welsh on to discuss how he helped Ion Lands build a cyberpunk world of floating cars, towering skyscrapers, and talking dog AI companions that are also your car. We talk about what it's like to go from authoring science fiction books to writing your first video game, how he developed some of the awesome characters you find in the game, and how you make a cyberpunk story that tries to do things a little differently, and what lessons he's learned from the experience. For anyone interested in the craft of game writing or world building, you should absolutely check this episode out.

SUPPORT THE 1099: Review the show wherever you watch us and share it out on social media!

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May 18 2020

55mins

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Episode 237: It's a Review Show! Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Gears Tactics, and Cloudpunk

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It's a review show! This week, Mr. John Phipps from SGDC and Red Bull's Jake Tucker join to dish all about the legacy of Final Fantasy 7 and what the Remake does right and wrong, how Gears Tactics is the best XCOM game in a year that already has one, and how Cloudpunk is giving off all sorts of big Blade Runner vibes.

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Leave a review of the show if you like it and share it around on Twitter. Let us know what you think of our very correct opinions.

Music: ZWBuckley.com.

May 11 2020

1hr 5mins

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Episode 236: Overwatch Writer Michael Chu on 20 Years at Blizzard

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Michael Chu -- lead writer of Overwatch and game designer on World of Warcraft, Diablo 3 and more -- joins the show to talk about his 20 years at Blizzard developing some of the world's most influential games, his love for Tolkien and Star Wars, and all the lessons he learned trying to build the incredible world of Overwatch. It's an extra-length helping of game development and story design discussion, and even though I say this all the time, it truly was my favorite episode yet.

Remember to subscribe to The 1099 for more podcasts from your favorite people in the game dev and games media worlds.

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Apr 23 2020

1hr 26mins

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Episode 235: How LudoNarraCon is Celebrating Indie Narrative Games

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LudoNarraCon is celebrating its second year! What's LudoNarraCon? It's the coolest all-digital convention that celebrates the best of narrative-focused indie games like Neo Cab, HypnoSpace Outlaw, Sam Barlow's Telling Lies, or *checks notes* Boyfriend Dungeon. Chris Wright, founder of indie publisher Fellow Traveller (who also runs LudoNarraCon) joins the show to talk about how the show comes together on Steam's homepage, why narrative games are having a modern renaissance, and what kinds of struggles indie developers face when trying to get their game noticed. If you want to hear plenty of game business talk, this is the show for you.

LUDONARRACON IS APRIL 24 - 27 on the Steam homepage.
More info: https://www.ludonarracon.com/

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Apr 13 2020

54mins

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Episode 234: Brock Wilbur on Postal's Ridiculous Legacy, and Uwe Boll

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For some strange reason, Brock Wilbur took it upon himself to co-write a book about Postal, the infamously violent, confoundingly crass, and painfully 90's video game series about committing mass murder, among other things. Brock joins the show to discuss what it was like to sit down and chat with the creators of one of gaming's most infamous franchises, the chicken-and-the-egg conundrum of what Postal's influence on American kids really was, and how it all came to a head with the equally infamous movie director Uwe Boll. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I think Brock's book about a shitty game made me learn something about myself, and I think it'll make you learn something, too.

BUY THE BOOK OUT ON APRIL 7) ON BOSSFIGHT BOOKS: https://bossfightbooks.com/products/postal-by-brock-wilbur-nathan-rabin

BUY THE BOOK ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=postal+brock+wilbur&ref=nb_sb_noss_2

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Mar 24 2020

52mins

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Episode 233: Mega Ran on His Former Life as a Middle School Teacher Before He Became A Hip Hop Star

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Raheem "Mega Ran" Jarbo wasn't always the hip-hop darling of the video game world. For almost six years, he was a middle school teacher in the Philly and Phoenix areas, helping shape a new generation of English class students and music lovers. Rather than solely discussing his hip-hop career, we dive into his background in the educational system, his own experiences at school, the teachers and students who impacted his life the most, how education has influenced his numerous albums throughout the years, what a Mega Ran music class would look like, and much much more.

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Feb 19 2020

42mins

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Episode 232: How the Women of the British Navy Won WWII With Tabletop Wargaming, With Simon Parkin

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Simon Parkin, writer for The New Yorker and The Guardian, joins the show to discuss his new book "A Game of Birds and Wolves," a fascinating history of the women of the British Navy who developed a massive war game (much like the Warhammer and tactics games of modern day) to help win WWII, creating a strategy to combat German U-Boats, which routinely decimated shipping and combat vessels in the Atlantic. Joe and Simon dive into the band of misfits that were the Wrens, a special all-women division of the British military, how Captain Gilbert Roberts used his wargaming experience to guide the British Navy in developing invaluable counter-manuevers, and the roots of wargaming that have influenced games like Warhammer, Total War, Final Fantasy Tactics, and more.

BUY A GAME OF BIRDS AND WOLVES on Amazon or other major booksellers: https://www.amazon.com/Game-Birds-Wolves-Secret-that/dp/1529353033/ref=sr_1_2?crid=3H0KXX6LSTR0F&keywords=a+game+of+birds+and+wolves&qid=1581447207&sprefix=a+game+of+birds+and%2Caps%2C-1&sr=8-2

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Simon will also be hosting a talk about A Game of Birds and Wolves at this year's Game Developers Conference. If you're attending, don't miss it!

Feb 11 2020

56mins

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Episode 231: How California's AB5 Law Is Decimating Freelance Writers and Could Hurt Game Developers

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California's new AB5 law is here, and it's already harmed the lives of countless west coast freelance writers, photographers, musicians, and more. And it could potentially harm California-based freelance game developers, too. Long story short, AB5 originally intended to provide greater worker protections for exploited workforces like those working for Uber, Lyft, and other contractor agencies. Instead, the bill was written so broadly that it now arbitrarily restricts the number of submissions we can make to a company per year. Imagine only being able to write or produce 35 pieces of work, including smaller examples like a news story, PER YEAR.

To that end, I spoke with Richard Hoeg of Hoeg Law, an experienced lawyer who's been following AB5 and its impact since mid-2019. We discuss the law's impact on the freelancer community, its history and background, why so many more powerful groups managed to get exemptions for their industries, and what the future holds for California companies and the freelancers they now can't bring on.

If you want to speak up about AB5, contact your local representative.

Who is my representative: https://whoismyrepresentative.com/

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, mastermind of AB5: (916) 319-2080

Governor Gavin Newsom: https://govapps.gov.ca.gov/gov40mail/

You can find Hoeg Law: https://hoeglaw.com/
You can also watch his wonderful YouTube series Virtual Legality at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi5RTzzeCFurWTPLm8usDkQ

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Feb 04 2020

1hr 7mins

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Episode 230: Michael Martin on Running Capcom eSports, Mental Health, and Why He Had to Leave

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Dear friend of the show Michael Martin spent the last year running Capcom Esports before unexpectedly stepping down. In this episode, we'll hear from him on what it was like to run the esports division of the franchise (Street Fighter) that shaped him as a young man, how working for the game's community impacted his mental health, and ultimately why it's important to step away, even from supposed dream jobs.

SUPPORT Mike: @Bizzaro_Mike

Jan 20 2020

1hr 22mins

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Episode 229: What Memoir Games Have to Teach Us About Therapy, with Emma Kidwell

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Memoir games - that is, a video game designed as a personal reflection on some part of your life. They have a LOT to teach us about ourselves, both their creators and the people who play them. Emma Kidwell is a former Gamasutra editor who's made a number of really beautiful memoir games (check out "Nod if You Can Hear Me" and "Half" on her itch.io page linked below), and she's learned a lot about herself, her craft, and also some negative stuff. While memoir games can be therapuetic, they can also easily be a crutch that game devs rely on. So Emma and I unpack what makes for a good memoir game, and what makes for a constructive experience making one. We also talk plenty about therapy in general, and how our favorite artform has impacted our journeys to healthier living.

Check out Emma Kidwell's work: https://emmkid.itch.io/
Emma Kidwell on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmmaKidwell

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Jan 13 2020

58mins

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Game of the Year 2019 Discussion with Baldur's Gate 3 + Divinity: Original Sin 2's Kevin VanOrd

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Happy holidays, 1099ers! It's that time of year, where we kick back, relax, and gush over the games that made 2019 such an incredible time to love video games.

This week's guest? You know him as a writer on Baldur's Gate 3 and Divinity Original Sin 2 (plus Earthnight, which just released), longtime friend of the show, Mr. Kevin VanOrd.

Kevin's expertise in the video game world makes this a wonderful conversation, full of insight into indie games and big-budget AAA experiences alike. The boys discuss everything from Hypnospace Outlaw, to Apex Legends, to Metro: Exodus, and finally our absolute game of the year....well, you'll just have to listen to find out. Grab the cocoa, charge your Dualshock, and let us take the wheel for a whopping 90 minutes.

Thank you to Kevin for joining the show. You can find him on Twitter @FiddleCub, and go buy Earthnight on Steam or Switch.

Dec 23 2019

1hr 42mins

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Episode 227: Elise Favis on What Games Journalism Looks Like at The Washington Post's Launcher

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One day after the Game Informer layoffs, Elise Favis applied to the Washington Post's new games media vertical, Launcher. She didn't expect to get it, but the universe said "ha, you're moving to D.C."

Elise joins the show to answer the question: What does games journalism look like at Washington Post, the media outlet responsible for some of the world's most important reporting? And what responsibilities do games journalists have in this age of controversy and social upheaval? We talk about all that, plus the aftermath of the Game Informer layoffs, the internship program, and what you need to know if you plan on pitching a story to WaPo.

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Dec 16 2019

44mins

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Episode 226: Jedi: Fallen Order Writer Chris Avellone on What Makes Star Wars & RPG Lore Special

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You know Chris Avellone as the writer for classic RPGs and action games like Jedi: Fallen Order, KOTOR 2, Pillars of Eternity, Divinity: Original Sin 2, Fallout New Vegas, and dozens more. We dive into what makes Star Wars lore so special, and what makes it resonate across three trilogies and countless spinoffs. We also go in-depth with what it's like to be a freelance writer, not in games media, but in game development, and how he navigates those less stable waters. We also touch on why D&D and other fantasy realms are such rich tapestries for storytelling. If you love chatter about the art of writing in games, you can't ask for a better guest than Chris.

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Dec 10 2019

55mins

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Episode 225: Ben Hanson on Leaving Game Informer, Forming MinnMax, and Getting Better

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As far as my career goes, I owe Ben Hanson a heck of a lot for helping shepherd me through my Game Informer days. Now that he's departed from Game Informer and created MinnMax, a new Patreon-funded outlet, he's ready to share his thoughts on the tragic layoffs, the state of games media, and how he's using nearly a decade of experience at GI to build something meaningful over att MinnMax. The boys also talk about the magic of community building using Discord, and what it means to make a difference in games media.

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Nov 18 2019

56mins

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Episode 224: The Outer Worlds' Nitai Poddar & Brian Heins on Making a Late Stage Capitalism Universe

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On this week's episode of The 1099, The Outer Worlds narrative designer Nitai Poddar and senior game designer Brian Heins join Joe to talk about how they made such a weird and comedic universe full of sci-fi late-stage capitalism. The guys talk about creating complicated communities like Edgewater, how each companion reflects a different point-of-view on the plight of the universe, and how gray area game design fills in all the gaps. If you love hearing about how narrative and game design intertwine, this is the podcast for you.

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Nov 11 2019

42mins

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A fantastic insight into Gaming Journalism

By NotQuiteATriangle - Apr 21 2019
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Joseph Knoop is a fantastic host and always finds ways to make his conversations casual, entartaining, and informative. The show always has interesting guests on that talk about a wide array of topics. I'm always glad when I decide to give it a listen.

Josiah

By raoulduke117 - Jul 11 2017
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Has a great voice! Love the show man. Thank you!