My favourite game is…


For the past two months, I’ve been working on a brand new project outside writing called My Favourite Game. I’ve done podcasts on this blog before, but not edited very well and done on a whim. This time, I wanted to do it right and I wanted to have fun with it. But I hope this does well because I easily want to do more of these.

I got the inspiration of doing this podcast after listening to Idle Thumbs’ Tone Control, hosted by Steve Gaynor of the Fullbright Company, and in particular the episode by Neil Druckmann of Naughty Dog. But rather than look back on a person’s career, I wanted to look back on people’s lives in games and the game they look back on as their absolute favourite, followed by a couple of honorable mentions.

However, as the first two episodes were done in the can, out came the period known as GamerGate. While the timing was purely coincidental, it spurred me on even more to make sure that the passion for games, at least in the UK games industry, was very strong and something to strive for in showing.

My Favourite Game is a ten-episode season of podcasts in which games writers and personalities in the UK games industry talk of their favourite game ever, the one game that eptimised their love for the medium, the one game that inspired them to get involved – one way or another – with the industry. They’ll also talk on how they first started gaming, starting out in their professional fields and we’ll also talk about other games too.

For this season, I wanted to start slowly, so I’ve only asked writers and personalities to get involved with the show. When the idea to do this came into my head, I came into it with ten names in mind and I’m really glad I got all on my list to come on for this first season.

But like I said, I want this to do well so it has a future to do more seasons of this, so if there’s a Season 2, I want to have more people involved in a diverse range of roles in the industry, such as development and thensome. I already have a list, so be warned: I will be coming for you. Assuming there’s a Season 2 anyways.

But I digress, I’m getting ahead of myself, there’s still ten episodes of this season to do. So lets do those first before there’s any Season 2.

Each episode will go up every Wednesday evening BST/GMT beginning today (October 8) until the finale on December 20. Here’s a list of what to expect.

Wednesday, October 8:
The Curse of Monkey Island, by Ben Cordell (StickTwiddlers)

Wednesday, October 15:
Asssassin’s Creed II

Wednesday, October 22:
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

Wednesday, October 29:
Final Fantasy VII

Wednesday, November 26:
Streets of Rage 2

Wednesday, December 3:
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Wednesday, December 10:
Final Fantasy IX

Tuesday, December 18:
Grim Fandango

Wednesday, December 19:
Sonic & Knuckles (Sonic 3)

Thursday, December 20 (Season finale):

Please let me know what you think on Twitter @JohnnyCullen, I’d love to hear your feedback and suggestions for the future. And in advance, thanks for listening.

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