Jul 262013
 

After recording our latest podcast a week ago, it got me thinking about yet another stereotype that seems to get applied to gamer geeks everywhere: that we don’t like going outside and doing active things, and don’t enjoy sports. Well, straight off the bat, if gamer geeks are active outdoors men/women please explain the following.

But what I really want to get the hub of is the thought that we can’t enjoy more mainstream activities like cheering on a sports a team. Well, myself and co-host Rich spent a good long time discussing the various merits of that most noble of sporting pursuits; Test Match Cricket. in fact, we may have on about it for a bit too long in a podcast that’s only about 50 minutes long, but there is a whole lot that can be said about the game.

But I for one am also a Rugby League fan, and my fellow podcaster is a fan of the far inferior Rugby Union. In our gaming society, sport is often up for discussion, along with sailing, which one of our old guard has been doing for decades. We also have a whole bunch of us that go geocaching for a laugh. So please can all the non geeks please just drop this stereotype. We love sports and enjoy getting out and having fun just as much as anyone else does.
Unless I’m totally wrong in this. Any thoughts from my fellow geeks?
Mar 022013
 

If you’re seeing this post from my home page, then down there on the right, below the big thing that’s really subtly trying to get you to Like the Facebook page, you’ll see a new widget. For a long time now I’ve been hosting the GMS magazine podcast, and for my money, it is still the most informative RPG podcast out there. Full of interviews and industry news that’s of interest to casual gamers and budding games designers alike. Two groups I consider myself part of.

That new widget is for my new podcast though. One that I co-present with my best friend, and social media guru, Rich. Although we are both gamers and geeks, the podcast is actually not focused entirely on that part of my life. In this first episode for example, we spend a long time discussing just why neither of us has much interest in watching the movie Warm Bodies. Someone attempting to make love to an ambulance also gets mentioned. In fact, I think it’s safe to say that it is far from safe for work

If you’re not at my home page, and have made your way here from one of several links that I scatter all over the internet, then you can just click here to go to the podcast’s very own web space. If you take the time to listen to it, and like what you hear, then please spread the word. As a new podcast made by two guys with more time than money, the only way we’re going to reach an audience is by positive word of mouth. And if you have any questions or things you would like to hear us talk about, just drop me a line and let me know.