Friday, July 17, 2009

World of Warcraft podcast online

Recently I participated in my fist podcast. Bashers.nl, a wonderful Dutch site about games and game culture, invited me to talk about World of Warcraft and MMORPGs in general in a podcast special dedicated to, well, World of Warcraft and MMORPGs in general.

Together with colleague David Nieborg (of gamespace.nl-fame), game journalist Robert Hoogendoorn (nederob.nl), and Basher’s Menno Schellekens and Niels ‘t Hooft we managed to talk a whopping three hours about all kinds of topics, including issues of control and free speech in virtual worlds, RMT culture, and the way World of Warcraft is ruling the genre, in some ways at the expense of its competition.

If you manage to grind all the way through this epic sized podcast (which is more fun than grinding in World of Warcraft, mind you!), you are treated to the entire group having the giggles about a disturbingly hilarious personal WoW story.

To get to the podcast, go here. I’m afraid it’s all in Dutch: consider it an extra challenge if you aren’t.