Well, another year behind us. Usually I pull together a list of funny news items, but this year that just didn’t feel appropriate. Instead, I thought it would be a good opportunity for those of us here at GWJ to talk about some of the high points of our individual years. Because at the end of the day, we don’t live our lives on the internet.
First, a dishonorable mention: Fallout 76. This is the first video game I have returned in 15 years. From the moment I heard someone’s un-mutable mic during the character creation screen to the moment I achieved what the game told me was an important goal, I never felt immersed in the world of Fallout. I gave it two hours of my time and then asked Bethesda for a refund.
So let me see if I have this right: They took a video game that was built by automating tabletop role playing games, and then made a tabletop role playing game out of it.
And we’re surprised that it worked out because…?
Sean McKenna hosts a series of interviews starting with the GWJ Conference Call podcasters and guests. This month Sean talks to Shawn Andrich in part 2 of their long ranging interview. Future plans, the origins of Gamers With Jobs, the worst thing he ever did to his little brother and more!