Interview: Extra Credits

By Matthew Jay

January 21, 2011

I got a chance to sit down (skype) with James Portnow, Daniel Floyd and Allison Theus, the people who bring you Extra Credits.

Each week Extra Credits makes an attempt to educate those who not only play, but create video games through a series of lectures that provide insight into the world of gaming. Tackling topics such as conflict, combat, sexuality and symbolism in games, Extra Credits is required watching for anyone who want video games to be taken seriously as a medium and as an art form.

There were some technical difficulties (skype) and I was stuttering like a much less charming Jeff Goldblum, but we manage to have some interesting conversation about their process, the origin of the series and where gaming may be headed.

You can download the interview here.

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Matthew Jay

Contributing writer for DualShockers, Matthew Jay is a comedy writer involved with the Philadelphia comedy scene. When he's not on stage trying to convince a room full of strangers to like him in under 3 minutes he likes to play and write about video games. Especially weird ones.

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