Get to know the people who play great videogames
Last Sunday on Sup Holmes we welcomed Nina Freeman to the program (full episode here). We talked about a lot of stuff, including the influence of Final Fantasy X on her work, her mother’s feelings about her love of technology, building fan sites as a teen, her upcoming game about romance while playing a MMO, bringing back FMV, how to use game mechanics to work as metaphor for interpersonal interactions, and a lot more.
She is one of the few people I know who you can look at straight in the eyes and say “Smash Bros. is kinda like sex, isn’t it?” and have them nod with a serious smile and say “Yeah, totally.” I know this from experience. This was a unplanned moment on the live stream that could have gone horribly wrong had I been talking to someone else, but with Nina, it was just another beat in a larger conversation.