Episode 01: Kirk Hamilton – From Jazz Teacher to Game Journalist

In this inaugural episode of my new long form interview show, I sat down with editor-at-large of Kotaku, Kirk Hamilton. We discuss Kirk’s background in jazz music, his journalism career at Kotaku, and how it all jives together. Tune in as I pick Kirk’s brain and learn more about one of raddest reviewers in the video game industry.

Follow Kirk on Twitter @KirkHamilton and his work over at Kotaku.

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Dope Facts about Kirk

  • Kirk knows his stuff about video games and all that jazz
  • Wrote a positive review using the word “nope” extensively
  • Loves Avatar: The Last Airbender

Links to articles mentioned in the interview

 (Listed in order of publication date)
 • Onward, Pac-Man!
 • Amnesia: A Machine of Pigs Review
 • Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Review
 • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Review
 • Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Review
 • Inside Review
 • Gravity Rush 2 Review

Kirk’s first album The Exited Door

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=4247661092/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/transparent=true/

“I’m just a musician who landed a cool writing gig.”- Kirk Hamilton from his blog post Holding On To San Francisco

Edit (05/16/2017): The original title of this episode was “Ep. 01- An Interview with Kirk Hamilton.” I decided to change the name to better reflect the podcast and its content for listeners.

This episode was recorded on January 23, 2017.

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Everything You Need to Know About Nintendo Switch

Nintendo’s brand new home console is upon us. I have written quite a bit about the Switch these past few days. I have already written one blog post about my diagnosis of the negativity surrounding the Switch. For this article, I wanted to present a more through and rounded look at the Switch itself and what Nintendo announced last week. Now that the dust has settled from the event and consequent live streams, here is everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch.

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