Author: Dan Hartnack

Dan Hartnack is an old school gamer since the early 90s. He has been writing and doing reviews as a games journalist for three years.

Content Crash #12: Should Game Journalists Be Good at Games?

Welcome everyone to the Content Crash podcast. I’m your host, Dan Hartnack. And with me, as always, is Keno Eastmond.

We’re chasing a number of stories this time including another look back at Gamescom 2017 and PAX West 2017 and the possible plotline for Half-Life 2: Episode 3. But the one discussion I’d like to have is if game journalists should be good at game.

This question came about because a journalist from VentureBeat uploaded a video of a playthrough of Cuphead. Recorded during Gamescom, Cuphead is an upcoming side-scrolling shooter with a highly-stylized Disney feel, and it looks amazing. But anyway, the journalist uploaded a video of his experience with Cuphead and he is just downright bad at the game.

So, should game journalists be good at games? Let’s discuss it.


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Content Crash #11: Gamescom 2017 In Review

Welcome to the Content Crash podcast, I’m your host, Dan Hartnack. With me, as always, is Keno Eastmond.

It’s kind of a crazy week because it’s Gamescom week… the European E3, as I’ve said before. We got to see a couple of new things announced, as well as a couple of feature announcements for certain games. It’s been a fairly quiet affair, but there’s plenty of cool stuff out there.

So let’s talk about it!


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Content Crash #10: Gamescom 2017 Preview

What’s going on everyone? Welcome to the Content Crash podcast, I am your host, Dan Hartnack. With me this time is my co-host, Keno Eastmond.

This week we’re going to give you a preview of Gamescom 2017. If you’re familiar, Gamescom is the European version of E3. It’s held annually in Cologne, Germany, and it’s been around since 2009. A lot of the European developers use Gamescom to show off their stuff and it’s held in mid-August as something of a followup to E3.

The show’s going to kick off on August 22, so let’s get to it.


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Content Crash #9: Kickstarter Successes and Failures

Welcome everyone to the Content Crash podcast. I’m your host, Dan Hartnack. With me, as always, is Keno Eastmond.

For today’s topic, we’re going to talk about Kickstarter and all the successes and failures of games that have passed through there.

This was kind of inspired by Unsung Story, a game that was Kickstarted back in 2014. It’s been a big slog since then, and the developer recently made a big announcement that has seemingly turned it into one of the biggest failures I’ve ever seen in the Kickstarter world.

So we’ll talk about Unsung Story and a few other Kickstarter veterans in this week’s episode of Content Crash.


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Content Crash #8: The Retro Gaming Episode

Welcome everyone to the Content Crash podcast. I’m your host, Dan Hartnack. With me, as always, is Keno Eastmond.

Today’s episode is a more laid back and relaxed thing, and we’re going to talk about our past. Specifically, how we got into gaming and what games we played growing up. This is “The Retro Gaming Episode.”


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Content Crash #7: Evo 2017 and Everything Esports

Welcome everyone to the Content Crash podcast. I’m your host, Dan Hartnack. As always, I’m joined by Keno Eastmond.

We’ve got some cool stuff to talk about today. We’re going to focus on everything esports. And what better time to discuss esports than in the aftermath of Evo 2017.

Fight!


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Content Crash #6: Net Neutrality and Video Games

Welcome everyone to the Content Crash podcast. I am your host, Dan Hartnack, and joining me as always is my co-host Keno Eastmond.

Today’s topic… though I admit we’re a bit late on the whole issue at hand… is Net Neutrality. It’s an issue that’s really big, and it’s been making a big dent in the news cycle recently. A lot of websites recently held Net Neutrality “protests” and put up banners explaining the issue, but I want to focus on how Net Neutrality affects gamers like us…


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Content Crash #5: Violence In Games

Welcome everyone, once again, to the Content Crash podcast. My name’s Dan Hartnack, and I’m joined, as always, by my co-host Keno Eastmond.

I think I have a pretty hard-hitting topic today. It’s something I’m very passionate about. I’ve written about it in the past multiple times, and it’s violence in video games and how it affects kids or young adults.

Like I said, I’m super-passionate about this. It’s something that really hits me whenever I hear about the media going after video games, or when tragedies happen they always point to this and that about video games. It also comes up with how people are raising their children, and what these developers are “getting away with,” if you will.

So let’s talk about it.


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