Videogame BANG! #1: John ‘Spartan’ Nguyen, Genese Davis, Nika Harper, Raphael Van Lierop

Oct 25, 2013 | Podcasts, Videogame BANG! Podcast

What’s up, Pizzas?! Welcome to Videogame BANG! Presented by We are a gaming, technology, and entertainment podcast hosted by Cory Vincent and Aaron Carter. We have a whole team of friends and characters that stop by the VGB studio and we talk about the latest and greatest in nerd culture, and interview the most relevant figures in modern geekery. In our first episode flying the Nerd Reactor banner we come out swinging with a battle royale of special guests for your ear-hole pleasure. Starting things off we have the head honcho of Nerd Reactor, but more importantly our new boss, John “Spartan” Nguyen. We talk Batman: Arkham Origins, GTA glitches, and we have our favorite segment ‘Whattcha Playin?!’ Next, we welcome Genese Davis to the show. Genese is the beautiful redhead version of the Dos Equis’ Most Interesting Man in the World. She is an Equestrian, a real-life pilot, a world-ranked World of Warcraft player, and now the author of the new novel The Holders Dominion. She tells us about her current web series with Pixel Vision: The Gamer in You, and her humble beginnings in the video game world. You would think that after all of the excitement from Genese, we would just end the episode, but we here at Videogame BANG! are never satisfied! You know her from Geek and Sundry’s vlog ‘Word Play’ on YouTube and League of Legends ‘Summoner’s Showcase’, she is Nika Harper. She talks about life after the ‘Summoner’s Showcase’ and her passion for literature. Things get pretty heavy as we talk about forum trolls and white knights, and her life as a Slitheren. Rounding out our most star-studded episode to date we are joined by Raphael Van Lierop. He is the founder and creative director over at Hinterland Games. They are working on a new survival simulation game, The Long Dark. Hinterland Games is The Expendables of game developers with an all-star cast working on this project behind the scenes, as well as an amazing cast of voice actors including David Hayter, Mark Meer, and Jennifer Hale. Aaron auditions for a part in the game and Raphael promises us beta keys! We hope you enjoy the show! Please comment, like, and share. We appreciate your feedback. Next week we will be back with another dramatic episode of Videogame BANG!