I’m pretty darned pleased with today’s show, and at least 87% of the credit should probably go to Very Special Guests Mr. Gary Whitta and The Walking Dead Episode 4 Director Nick Herman. For the uninitiated, Gary Whitta is the former Editor-in-Chief of PC Gamer and writer of post-apocalyptic drama The Book of Eli and the upcoming After Earth. The burgeoning screenwriter and devoted gamer discusses his role as story consultant for Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead series, his approach to writing Episode 4: Around Every Corner, and the evolution of zombie culture. Ever-affable two-time Blogcast veteran Telltaler Nick Herman discussed the creative pressures of episodic gaming and how Episode 4 only raises the stakes. It’s a fun, engrossing chat and we’re all richer for it. Well, I am.
Of course, this week’s show brings everything you know and (hopefully) love about PlayStation Blogcast: The new PSN releases (and there are a lot in store for next week), the illuminating Player Queries and Listener Tips, the camaraderie, the inappropriate remarks, the cheesy jokes. It’s all here, so listen up and let us know what you think.
Stuff We Talked About
The Walking Dead Episode 4 – Around Every Corner Gary Whitta Retro City Rampage Grave Encounters V/H/S Patrick Klepek Tokyo Jungle Dishonored XCOM: Enemy Unknown Treasure Park New Little King’s Story
- Sid Shuman – PlayStation Social Media Manager
- Jeff Rubenstein – PlayStation Sr. Social Media Manager
- Nick Suttner – PlayStation Sr. Product Evaluator
- Rey Gutierrez – PlayStation “Creator of Awesome”
- Gary Whitta – Writer, The Walking Dead Episode 4 – Around Every Corner
- Nick Herman – Director, The Walking Dead Episode 4 – Around Every Corner
[Editor’s note: PSN game release dates are subject to change without notice. Game details are gathered from press releases from their individual publishers and/or ESRB rating descriptions.]