ShockCast Ep. 175 - "Shattering Illusions"

By Tony Polanco

May 22, 2014

Before I began to write about video games I had a certain image of what being a video games writer was all about. Some of my long held beliefs about the people who work in the industry and how things were supposed to be done were quickly shattered when I got on the other side of the fence and saw how things really worked.

This subject is what constitutes our main topic for this week. We discuss some of the things we thought we knew about what it was like to be a video games writer and compare those views to what it’s actually like being actually one.

Since this is the 175th episode of the podcast I wanted to make it special by having two guests. JakeJames Lugo from The Koalition and Yamilia Avendaño from Twinfinite joined us and definitely gave the show that special “pop” that I wanted it to have. I look up to these two as fellow writers so it was great to have them on the show to share some of their insights and crack some fun jokes along the way.

Aside from the main topic, we also discuss some of the original content posted this week including: My interview with the men behind the music of Wolfenstein: The New Order and my review of Drakengard 3 (which inspired the main topic). We also talk about some of the more notable gaming news from the past week as well as list the new game releases and what we’ve been playing.

We also have new intro and outro songs which were produced by Shawn Daley. Shawn is a comic book artist who also creates amazing chiptunes pieces. I hope you guys enjoy the new songs as much as I do.

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As always I was joined by my fellow staff writers Ryan Meitzler and Jorge Jimenez (who I am convinced is out to ruin my introductions for this podcast).

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Tony Polanco

Tony has been a gamer ever since he came to the United States from the Dominican Republic when he was a kid. He's been a geek since he could draw his first breath and will be one until he draws his last. In addition to video games, Tony loves Comic Books, Anime, Science Fiction and Fantasy. If it's geeky then Tony is most likely into it.

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