I’m a bit of a nut when it comes to video games, so when my friend Frazer asked me to play a guest spot on his video podcast “Awesome Video Games” I was thrilled!
AVG caters to a pretty hard-core gamer crowd, so if you’re not currently a dedicated gamer (or in the past were an 8 bit enthusiast) some of these jokes might pass right over your head (sorry Mom!). But for those of you who are on my Xbox friends list (or who just love video games) you might want to have a peek.
Awesome Video Games is an 80’s “period podcast” based on two half-witted brothers named Ace & Chet. They ‘review’ 8bit NES games and are an absolute boundless vat of goofy, aw-shucks energy. I play “Cousin Lester”, who visits the house and leads the boys down a path of self destruction by introducing them to the mother of all troublemaking devices – the Game Genie. From there, the boys spiral out of control.
PART ONE and PART TWO are now up on the interwebs – AVG embeds its videos via YouTube, so to avoid watching it in ass quality (the default) make sure you click on “high quality” to make it look better (that little link is right under the hit counter, to the bottom right of the video window). Or better yet, subscribe to AVG with iTunes and download it in glorious H264.
Part THREE should be out soon – I hope Lester gets his comeuppance, because he’s a big jerk!
A big thank you to Frazer and the boys for inviting me to play on AVG, it was a blast to shoot (we did it months ago, before I left Vancouver) and I hope Lester gets a return appearance one day!