Episode 3: Dilip Trivedi

This week I welcome to the show one of my dearest friends, really more than a friend, he's more like family. It's former Gaming FM founding member, Dilip Trivedi! He and I share literally a lifetime of nerd memories and experiences together, so we talk about them today. First we discuss our love of gaming and game soundtracks, which led to us working together for years on Gaming FM. Next, we talk about our trip to L.A. to knock around E3 back in 2003. We also discuss our mutual love of Star Trek and the difficulty choosing a super hero TV show to watch these days. Finally we discuss how different our lives would be if we'd never met. But mostly, it's a mini-Gaming FM reunion, and a heck of a lot of fun! Special thanks to Dilip's wife Angela who sat by patiently while we discussed our nerdy memories for two hours while managing not to go into labor. Be sure to give your congrats to them on their upcoming bundle of joy!

Also, Dilip was good enough to provide me with a copy of the Flash animation he created when we launched Gaming FM in 2003! (Yes it's Flash from 2002, so web only, sorry mobile users)

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Well I gotta say, that Nintendo Switch has me fascinated. Nintendo chose a really weird way to unveil it, with a strange commercial and very little fanfare.You gotta create buzz guys! Hold a keynote, at the very least a Nintendo Direct, not his oddly scored commercial that crashed your website and depicts a world where socializing and nature get the middle finger from gaming. They continue to make these weird decisions in the post Iwata era, and hey that's Nintendo. Love 'em or don't. Despite the weirdness, the desperate company, limping along with the Wii U, really came up with another game changing innovation in my opinion. I'm intrigued by this little box and am hungry for more info about it. Who'd have thought the cartridge-based system would make a comeback. Thanks Nintendo for being weird, and making video game systems, and not creating one of these all-in-one media powerhouses like your competitors. Focus on video games like you always have, and continue to surprise us all!


Episode 2: Mike Vallas

Please enjoy Episode 2 of my nerdy podcast! This time I had the pleasure of sitting down with my dear pal Mike Vallas. If you listened to my previous podcast Gaming AM, you may remember him from Episode 11 & 12. A fellow nerd with many mutual interests, we also had the distinction of working together at Electronic Gaming Monthly Magazine (where we met). So we discuss our mutual nerdery, favorite video games, but mostly relate what it was like to work at EGM in the golden years and beyond. We had a blast, and we're looking forward to doing it again soon! I hope you have as much fun as we did. Please visit on social media or comment here if you'd like to suggest a topic for next time, or just Like and Follow! See you in a couple weeks when I will feature another another nerd for you to meet and listen to an incomprehensible conversation with!