Paddy & I met around a year ago on what was then ‘Polygon At The Verge’, started chatting amongst a group of great folks and friendships were formed.
As much as I love gaming , I hadn’t really been part of a gaming forum before, preferring to nerd out on Tumblr whenever I felt the need to wax lyrical about games, along with books, comics, telly, movies - the good stuff.
Mainly that involved a lot of Dark Souls, my first article over there was a Souls piece as well, ‘Demon’s Souls 2 Vs Dark Souls 2’. Elsewhere I started up a thread to talk about the game, for those who loved it to share their adventures, as well as a place where those curious about the game could read entertaining tales and hopefully be tempted enough to buy it. As/when/if they did, whenever they were stuck folks could pitch in with advice, bro-op and the suchlike.
Paddy had played Demon’s Souls and didn’t click with it. He then returned to it, loved it and joined in the conversations. At the start of 2013 he bought Dark Souls and we thought it would be fun to do a podcast, he new to the game, me somewhat more experienced - and hopefully as enthusiasms collide on either end, a decent bit of conversation.
At times this veered off into ‘off-cuts’, which would contain chats on the latest games, what we’d been playing and whatever guff boinged into the moment. Usually it would be us veering off course during the podcast, and then slicing the anomaly out and letting it stand on its own two feet.
Hopefully the Tumblr is the next step in exploring that level of geek a little further, whilst tapping into the amazing community here and reblogging whatever piques our interest. On my own Tumblr I’ve some fantastic people posting, with special admiration for the fantastic FuckYeahPraiseTheSun, which has always amazed me within quality, consistency and how much it stoked the fires of my love for the Souls titles.
Beyond that I’ve become a huge fan of Podcasts, with the likes of Midnight Resistance, Joypod, Cane & Rinse and Videogamer providing fantastic inspiration. I’m in awe of those folks, so, if you’ve not ventured forth, I implore you to do so. And if you forget, i’ll be doing a post on each in the coming weeks I reckon.
Anyway, that’s my first blurb, hopefully Pad will be along to offer a bit of insight later as well.
Coming up soon - our E3 predictions chat. Paddy’s video blog and review for The Last Of Us, we’ll start posting the Dark Souls podcasts - and whatever spins out of the crazy L.A. shenanigans that start today.
Ta for reading. Hope you enjoy the blog. *^-^*