Super Gamer 83 – James Van Niekerk

Super Gamer is back with an all-new episode featuring James Van Niekerk, creator of Valor & Villainy: Minions of Mordak, which has already raised more than TEN TIMES its Kickstarter goal.

James is a fellow Winnipegger, where its currently -32 degrees, so grab some cocoa and listen in on how this game went from pen-and-paper prototype to where it is now.

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Super Gamer 82 – Daniel Voth’s Journey

Daniel Voth is a super nice guy who’s always gone out of his way to say hello to me at events. He’s also a major contributor in the Winnipeg gaming scene. He’s a project manager at Bit Space Development, administrator of IGDA Winnipeg, and co-coordinator of Winnipeg Game Jam.

After talking about how Daniel got to be so involved in the gaming community, we get deep into perception and language and relationships in games, and we answer the question: Can Daniel walk on his hands?

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Super Gamer 81 – Comic Con’s a-Comin’

Central Canada Comic Con is just around there corner in Winnipeg, Manitoba. On today’s episode, we’ve got Kailyn Gregorash, COO of River City Conventions, to tell us what kinda way cool stuff they’ve got going on at the RBC Convention Centre this weekend.

Plus, I reveal the opening scene to the Zelda movie (that I made up).

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Super Gamer 80 – New to the Dev, Not to the Game

This week’s guest is our dear (returning) friend Albertine Watson. She’s moved on from the PR side of the gaming industry and is now a developer. She’ll also be speaking at the upcoming Pegjam in Winnipeg. This is a particularly good episode for any new or aspiring devs.

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Super Gamer episode 73 – Pablo Hidalgo at FanQuest

Okay, so we’re all nerds here, right?

You know how, us nerds, when we really love something we kind of feel like we know everything about it and no one else could possibly know more? We’re wrong. We should knock that off.

BUT! BUT!!! Pablo Hidalgo isn’t wrong. Pablo Hidalgo knows more about Star Wars than any of us. It’s his job — officially — as a Lucasfilm creative executive.

Mr. Hidalgo was a guest at the second-ever FanQuest, which just happened in Winnipeg a couple weeks back. I made him answer some very important questions, under threat of bowcaster. Questions like: how do you kill a Jedi?

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Pablo Hidalgo receives a Distinguished Graduate Award from Red River College.

Super Gamer Podcast – Episode 72 – eSports Education

Hey Super Gamers, tune in to episode 72 to hear from the prez (Melanie Penner) and VP (Lorhiz Aquino) of University of Manitoba eSports. Hear about the group’s growth into a more competitive program, where they want to go from here, and how you can join.

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Super Gamer episode 71 – The Portal (of Awesomeness!)

Virtual reality + licensed venue you can book with your friends = super happy fun time!

Chris Hall is the owner of The Portal in Winnipeg, which is pretty much exactly the above equation. He’s our guest of Episode 71, and he’s generously offered 20 per cent off for bookings for Super Gamer listeners: just enter “SGP” in when you book time at https://www.theportalwpg.ca.

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Super Gamer episode 70 – Game-itoba

Okay, Winnipeg tabletop enthusiasts, there’s good news and there’s bad news.

First, the bad: JimCon, a way cool tabletop gaming convention in Winnipeg that I visited last November, is no more.

The good news, though, is there’s a new tabletop gaming convention in town: Game-itoba! It’s conveniently at the same location on the same weekend.

Learn more from Game-itoba co-chair Mike Hofer on today’s Super Gamer!

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Super Gamer episode 68 – Ubisoft Winnipeg

Get the deets on Ubisoft’s announcement that they’re opening a studio in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This episode features Ubisoft Canadian Studios CEO Yannis Mallat, managing director of Ubisoft Winnipeg Darryl Long, and New Media Manitoba’s Louie Ghiz.

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