Opposable Thumbs

Those of you that follow the video game industry know that the fall and winter months are traditionally home to the most anticipated games of the year. Nearly every week of November and December features at least one stand out game that is widely anticipated and more often than not delivers on the hype it generates. My guest for Episode 107 is Ben Kuchera, Gaming Editor for Ars Technica. He is one of the writers whose job is to cover all of these games. His nights involve typing thousands of words, dealing with the passionate yet sometimes misguided video game fans, drinking lots of Red Bull and playing some fantastic video games. We discuss his work at Ars Technica, the positives and negatives of being a (mostly) one-man crew and much, much more. Enjoy.

You can follow Ben on Twitter at @BenKuchera and you can find his work at http://arstechnica.com/gaming/.

Run Time – 1:09:06

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  1. Such a great podcast! Enjoyed every second of it. Ben is my favorite videogame critic and it’s great that you were able to get him on here. The things he said really is exactly what I’m going through right now and it’s crazy. Definitely will be back again to listen to the next podcast.

  2. This is a really great podcast/interview. Both Christopher and Ben are immensely intelligent and I think Ben’s operating out of a truly unique niche in the gaming industry, and it’s people like him that can help improve the industry. As someone who is trying to write in the gaming industry, this was immensely helpful in shaping how I approach my plans.

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