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Interview 34 – Steve Butts
by Dan Repperger

* (0:40) If you’re playing Pathfinder Online and looking for a guild, Fear the Boot has aligned itself with Kabal.  We also have an upcoming event with Goblinworks that will take place in-game.  Keep your eye on the show for details, including how you can grab an alpha code to join us.

* (1:56) Introducing Steve Butts, the editor-in-chief of IGN.  What YouTube and Flowers for Algernon have in common.

* (3:37) Steve’s resume as a gamer and industry professional.

* (5:43) Why tabletop gaming is important to the staff of a video-game-focused site.  The relationship between TTGs and video games.  (The game Dan referred to as The Legend of Quicksilver was actually The Legend of Blacksilver.)

* (12:51) Storytelling not keeping pace with other advances in video gaming.  The graphic Dan referred to demonstrating diminishing returns in polygon count,

* (23:45) Whether tabletop roleplaying games are shifting their focus as well.  The role of indie shops in both video games and roleplaying games.

* (33:18) How the video game and RPG industry still inform each other’s development.

* (48:55) Tips for people wanting to get into video game blogging and new media.

Hosts: Chad, Dan, Julia, Pat

Guests: Steve Butts

Comments (5)

ZalmoxisAugust 6th, 2014 at 9:28 am

Having the X-Com walls of text on another tab would be helpful. Hard to look through FtB Episodes.

DanAugust 6th, 2014 at 10:13 am

I’ll have to see if there’s a good WordPress plugin for separating post categories by tab. In the meantime, the best workaround I can offer is the category links on the right.

http://www.feartheboot.com/ftb/index.php/archives/category/podcasts

DanAugust 6th, 2014 at 12:11 pm

I added a new tab to the top of the page (Podcasts). That tab will show just the podcast posts, while the Blog tab will show everything.

The DanielAugust 7th, 2014 at 5:53 am

Thanks Dan

ZalmoxisAugust 11th, 2014 at 9:45 am

Thanks Dan, perfect!

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