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14
Jul
2010

My Hobby: Refusing to Be on Podcasts

Posted by Cha

I enjoy writing. I don't particularly enjoy speaking, which is normally not an issue for blogging and reviewing. But I have refused to be on a few podcasts recently.

That's not a position I ever expected to find myself in. And a part of me really wishes I were capable. But I think slowly, to the extent that even normal private conversations are difficult for me in real time. On top of that, my nerves and anxiety get in the way of expressing the ideas I do have in the moment. I could never be sure if I was suddenly going to develop shakes or stutters.

Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses, and I'm pretty happy to accept mine. I get to enjoy other people's podcasting skills instead, including my fellow Melbournians at Game Taco. And I can't help but link The Brainy Gamer.

18
Mar
2010

Links, March 2010

Posted by Cha

The guys from Game Taco Podcast were kind enough to give me a link on their blogroll. After two episodes I think they are really starting to click, and they have conducted some interesting interviews. I look forward to hearing their future discussions.

Coelacanth: Lessons from Doom is an interesting look at game design with less representational graphics, and how it may actually serve gameplay.

For any current World of Warcraft players, the Daedalus project is looking for survey participants. They are "trying to find out what our behaviors in WoW reveal about who we are in RL."