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How It Started: How Gamers Became Gamers

How It Started: How Gamers Became Gamers

By Steve Cade
Every gamer has a unique story of how they got started; how they fell in love with video games. Hosted by Steve and Ben, this is a podcast where we get to hear the stories of every-day people who fell in love with video games, and How It Started.
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How It Started: "Scott"
How It Started: How Gamers Became Gamers - “Scott” On this episode, we’re talking to Scott, who got started with video games in the 70’s! We’re going to talk a lot about #Pong, old-school consoles, #Pinball games like #Metallica, #Ghostbusters, #Terminator2, Video Pinball machines, custom machines, #ResidentEvil, how #Playstation evolved video gaming, #RedDeadRedemption2 and why he loves it, his conversion to #PCGaming, the issue of toxic community members and hackers in #RDROnline and #GTAOnline (looking at you, @RockStarGames!), the #Witcher series, #MassEffectLegendaryEdition, #Outriders, the awful #Superman64, #Cyberpunk2077 and more! We hope you enjoy the show! Linktree: http://HowItStartedPOD.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/HowItStartedPOD Ben's Twitch: https://twitch.tv/XivionV3 Ben's Instagram: https://instagram.com/Xivion Steve's Twitch: https://twitch.tv/SecretLairArcade or http://SecretLairArcade.com Steve's Instagram: https://instagram.com/SecretLairArcade
38:40
May 16, 2021
How It Started: “AlexisAyeee”
How It Started: How Gamers Became Gamers - “AlexisAyeee” On this episode, Ben and I are privileged to chat with Twitch Partner AlexisAyeee about how she got started playing fighting games with her brothers, @RockstarGames #TheWarriors, how she fell in love with RPGs like The #Witcher, #Fallout, #CallofDuty and the state of #Warzone today, #FacebookGaming as a platform and more. We’re also going to cover two really important topics: the toxic communities in games like #PUBG and #COD, as well as her thoughts on getting her Twitch partnership and how Twitch treats Black and minority, as well as LGBTQ content creators. We hope you enjoy the show. Linktree: http://HowItStartedPOD.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/HowItStartedPOD AlexisAyeee Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/AlexisAyeee_ AlexisAyeee Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexisAyeee_ AlexisAyeee Twitch: https://twitch.tv/alexisayeee Ben's Twitch: https://twitch.tv/XivionV3 Ben's Instagram: https://instagram.com/Xivion Steve's Twitch: https://twitch.tv/SecretLairArcade or http://SecretLairArcade.com Steve's Instagram: https://instagram.com/SecretLairArcade
37:60
April 30, 2021
How It Started: “xIssyLilyx”
How It Started: How Gamers Became Gamers - “xIssyLilyx” On this episode, we’re thrilled to welcome all the way from the UK, Twitch Streamer xIssyLilyx! We’re talking how she got started with #Xbox360, what it was like to grow up in the 2000’s around gaming, #CallofDuty, #CODLeagues, the future of Warzone, #TheLastOfUs series, #Control, what it’s like to be a girl who plays so-called “war games”, why she’s not in a rush to get a next-gen console yet, her streaming setup, juggling gaming with other responsibilities, the future of #Warzone and the leaked audio, why #PUBG is the biggest gaming disappointment she’s ever had, and more! We hope you enjoy the show! Linktree: http://HowItStartedPOD.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/HowItStartedPOD xIssyLilyx’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xissylilyx/ xIssyLilyx’s Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/xissylilyx Ben's Twitch: https://twitch.tv/XivionV3 Ben's Instagram: https://instagram.com/Xivion Steve's Twitch: https://twitch.tv/SecretLairArcade or http://SecretLairArcade.com Steve's Instagram: https://instagram.com/SecretLairArcade
36:37
April 16, 2021
How It Started: "Bobby"
How It Started: How Gamers Became Gamers - “Bobby” On this episode, we welcome from the great state of Pennsylvania, Bobby! We’ll talk his early days with #NES, how he still games with his childhood friends as an adult today, his life-long love for #Zelda, being a #Nintendo fan, hanging out at arcades on the #Jersey beaches, #TimeCrisis, why #N64 is his all-time favorite system, owning a #NintendoSwitch, the rumored #SwitchPro, the #Uncharted series and #TomHolland’s turn as Nathan Drake, the worst video game movies ever, the forthcoming #MortalKombat movie, the #SpiderMan games on Playstation and a lot more! We hope you enjoy the show! Linktree: http://HowItStartedPOD.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/HowItStartedPOD Ben's Twitch: https://twitch.tv/XivionV3 Ben's Instagram: https://instagram.com/Xivion Steve's Twitch: https://twitch.tv/SecretLairArcade or http://SecretLairArcade.com Steve's Instagram: https://instagram.com/SecretLairArcade
37:38
April 9, 2021
How It Started: "Birrd_Brain"
How It Started: How Gamers Became Gamers - “Birrd_Brain” We are thrilled to welcome from Twitch, BIRRD_BRAIN, aka Richard! We’re going to talk #Atari, #Nintendo, #Zelda, #SegaGenesis, why #Borderlands2 was his true first love in gaming, why he likes #BlackOpsColdWar and the controversy around #SBMM, why #Warzone just isn’t his thing, his gaming group #OsirisGaming, the #DarkSouls and #Bloodborne series, why he was disappointed with the development of #RogueCompany, why he loves horror games, #TheCalistoProtocol as a spiritual successor to #DeadSpace, the now-dead #Evolve, the #4v1 game meta and a metric you-know-what-ton more! We hope you enjoy the show! Linktree: http://HowItStartedPOD.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/HowItStartedPOD Birrd_Brain Twitter: https://twitter.com/BirrdBrainiac Birrd_Brain Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/birrd_brain Osiris Gaming Twitter: https://twitter.com/osiris_gaming_ Ben's Twitch: https://twitch.tv/XivionV3 Ben's Instagram: https://instagram.com/Xivion Steve's Twitch: https://twitch.tv/SecretLairArcade or http://SecretLairArcade.com Steve's Instagram: https://instagram.com/SecretLairArcade
36:05
April 2, 2021
How It Started: “XIInator”
How It Started: How Gamers Became Gamers - “XIInator” On this episode, we have a special guest! Ben’s brother, Mike, joins us to talk #Gameboy, #Commodore64, #NES, #Pitfall, #Atari, #GameGear, #N64, #StarWars games, playing #Quake on school computers back in the day, #SeriousSam, #MassEffect, #SupremeCommander, the #SnyderCut, Controller vs Keyboard & Mouse, why he didn’t dig #Bioshock, #DeadSpace, #VR and more! We hope you enjoy the show! Linktree: http://HowItStartedPOD.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/HowItStartedPOD Ben's Twitch: https://twitch.tv/XivionV3 Ben's Instagram: https://instagram.com/Xivion Steve's Twitch: https://twitch.tv/SecretLairArcade or http://SecretLairArcade.com Steve's Instagram: https://instagram.com/SecretLairArcade
32:40
March 26, 2021
How It Started: "BigJay1066"
Episode 10 How It Started: How Gamers Became Gamers - “BigJay1066” On this episode, we’re happy to welcome BigJay1066 to the show. We’ll talk Yoshi’s Cookie on #NES, #Starfox #N64, Conker’s Bad Fur Day, #PS1, #FFVII, #EscapeFromTarkov, #PUBG, going from #XBox to #PCGaming, #Skyrim, #Diablo2Remastered, #ResidentEvil, #CommandandConquer, #FacebookGaming streaming, #BlackOps4, #ApexLegends, the debate over whether you use a fork or spoon to eat Mac & Cheese, and more! We hope you enjoy the show! Linktree: http://HowItStartedPOD.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/HowItStartedPOD BigJay1066 Facebook Gaming: https://www.facebook.com/BigJay1066/ BigJay1066 Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigjay1066 BigJay1066 TikTok: https://tiktok.com/bigjay1066 BigJay1066 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCChhZmZd9v0rhfEmNmC-lVQ Ben's Twitch: https://twitch.tv/XivionV3 Ben's Instagram: https://instagram.com/Xivion Steve's Twitch: https://twitch.tv/SecretLairArcade or http://SecretLairArcade.com Steve's Instagram: https://instagram.com/SecretLairArcade
35:37
March 19, 2021
How It Started: "PlaybackFlak"
How It Started: How Gamers Became Gamers - “PlaybackFlak” Today, Ben and Steve are happy to welcome Keith, aka PlaybackFlak, to the show. We’ll discuss how his dad was rage-quitting before it was a thing on NES, Bayou Billy, watching his mom play Resident Evil 2, why he stans for Deadspace, the curse of the third game in most trilogies, his conversion from console to PC gaming, the demise of Anthem, No Man’s Sky, Microsoft Flight Simulator and more! We hope you enjoy the show! Linktree: http://HowItStartedPOD.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/HowItStartedPOD PlaybackFlak Twitch: https://twitch.tv/playbackflak Ben's Twitch: https://twitch.tv/XivionV3 Ben's Instagram: https://instagram.com/Xivion Steve's Twitch: https://twitch.tv/SecretLairArcade or http://SecretLairArcade.com Steve's Instagram: https://instagram.com/SecretLairArcade
38:14
March 12, 2021
How It Started: "Grav3Tech"
How It Started: How Gamers Became Gamers - “Grav3Tech” On this episode, Ben and Steve are pleased to welcome from Twitch, Grave Tech, aka Mike. We’ll talk about how he started into video gaming with the arcade version of Dance Dance Revolution and Paperboy, Gameboy, how his Dad didn’t approve of gaming and the wild reasons why, his love for building PC’s and PC gaming, Guild Wars, World of Warcraft, Escape from Tarkov, Apex Legends, having 28.8K dial-up, the only console game he ever enjoyed, what COD game he hated, his streaming setup, the Battlefield series, Crouchjump and more! We hope you enjoy the show! Linktree: http://HowItStartedPOD.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/HowItStartedPOD Twitter: https://twitter.com/HowItStartedPOD Grav3Tech Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/grav3tech Grav3Tech YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRwF22cq3q-h5y-i8KU0BoA Grav3Tech Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grav3techttv/ Ben's Twitch: https://twitch.tv/XivionV3 Ben's Instagram: https://instagram.com/Xivion Steve's Twitch: https://twitch.tv/SecretLairArcade or http://secretlairarcade.com Steve's Instagram: https://instagram.com/SecretLairArcade
38:13
March 9, 2021
How It Started: "CorpseLab"
How It Started: How Gamers Became Gamers - “Corpselab” Ben and Steve are happy to welcome Ben’s long-time friend and member of our COD squad, Peter! We’ll talk about the Atari 2600 and 7800 series, Commodore 64, why Contra was his first love in gaming, Nintendo Power magazine, why Resident Evil is his favorite game franchise of all time, the Rockstar game Manhunt, the forthcoming game The Evil West, Season 2 of Black Ops Cold War, thoughts on Warzone, Ben terribly mispronounces Mortal Kombat character names and more! We hope you enjoy the show! How It Started is available on all major podcast platforms and YouTube with new episodes every Tuesday and Friday! Linktree: http://HowItStartedPOD.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/HowItStartedPOD Twitter: https://twitter.com/HowItStartedPOD Corpselab Instagram: https://instagram.com/project_alien_squid Ben's Twitch: https://twitch.tv/XivionV3 Ben's Instagram: https://instagram.com/Xivion Steve's Twitch: https://twitch.tv/SecretLairArcade Steve's Instagram: https://instagram.com/SecretLairArcade Steve’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/LairArcade
34:05
March 5, 2021
How It Started: "PureRuckus"
How It Started: How Gamers Became Gamers - "PureRuckus" In this episode, we’re privileged to welcome Twitch Streamer PureRuckus to the show! We talk about how he got started into gaming with his Dad, who was a single parent, and how they bonded over it. We’ll also discuss Speed Racer and Spider-man Separation Anxiety on Super Nintendo, Wayne Gretzky Hockey and Starfox on the N64, the unreleased Dinosaur Planet, how exclusives in gaming suck, the things he’s considering when trying to choose between the new Xbox and the PS5, All Elite Wrestling’s forthcoming game with Yuke’s and a whole lot more! We hope you enjoy the show! How It Started is available on all major podcast platforms and YouTube with new episodes every Tuesday and Friday! Instagram: https://instagram.com/HowItStartedPOD Twitter: https://twitter.com/HowItStartedPOD PureRuckus Twitch: https://twitch.tv/PureRuckus PureRuckus Twitter: https://twitter.com/PureRuckus PureRuckus Instagram: https://instagram.com/PureRuckus Ben's Twitch: https://twitch.tv/XivionV3 Ben's Instagram: https://instagram.com/Xivion Steve's Twitch: https://twitch.tv/SecretLairArcade Steve's Instagram: https://instagram.com/SecretLairArcade Steve’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/LairArcade
34:16
March 2, 2021
How It Started: "AfterLifesUber"
In this episode, Ben and Steve welcome Rory, or as he’s known on Twitch, After Life’s Uber. We’ll talk about how he got into gaming with the NES with his uncles on games like the original Mario, Duck Hunt and Contra, how his mom plays video games like a pro, why Final Fantasy 7 was his first love in gaming, his top 3 favorite games of all-time, the story behind his Twitch name, how he likes to play RPG’s slowly and why, the failure of Anthem, and more! We hope you enjoy the show. How It Started is available on all major podcast platforms and YouTube! We release new podcasts every Tuesday and Friday! Instagram: @HowItStartedPOD Twitter: @HowItStartedPOD AfterLifesUber Twitch: https://twitch.tv/AfterLifesUber AfterLifesUber Twitter: @afterlifesuber AfterLifesUber Instagram: @afterlifesuber Ben's Twitch: https://twitch.tv/XivionV3 Ben's Instagram: @Xivion Steve's Twitch: https://twitch.tv/SecretLairArcade Steve's Instagram: @SecretLairArcade Steve’s Twitter: @LairArcade
32:10
February 26, 2021
How It Started: "Ivakiir"
How It Started: How Gamers Became Gamers - "Ivakiir" Steve & Ben are excited to welcome Bob, also known as Ivakiir. We’ll talk about how he got started playing Friday the 13th on NES, his love for the Street Fighter series, his thoughts and experience with the latest World of Warcraft expansion, why Metal Gear Solid is his all-time favorite game, Steve’s recent contribution to Great Plays in Warzone History, what is Valheim and why it’s different from Rust, and more! We hope you enjoy the show. How It Started is available on all major podcast platforms and YouTube! We release new podcasts every Tuesday and Friday! Instagram: @HowItStartedPOD Twitter: @HowItStartedPOD Ben's Twitch: https://twitch.tv/XivionV3 Ben's Instagram: @Xivion Steve's Twitch: https://twitch.tv/SecretLairArcade Steve's Instagram: @SecretLairArcade Steve’s Twitter: @LairArcade
31:42
February 23, 2021
How It Started: “KitKatInAHat”
On this episode, Ben and Steve welcome their friend Kat, otherwise known as KitKatInAHat, to the show. We start with a flashback of our first meeting in Fallout 76, talk about her adoration of Final Fantasy 3, how gaming helped her connect with her siblings and overcome Dyslexia, which Fallout game was her favorite and more! We hope you enjoy the show. How It Started is available on all major podcast platforms and YouTube! We release new podcasts every Tuesday and Friday! Instagram: @HowItStartedPOD Twitter: @HowItStartedPOD KitKatInAHat’s Twitch: https://twitch.tv/KitKatInAHat KitKatInAHat’s Instagram: @KitKatInAHat KitKatInAHat’s Twitter: @KitKatInAHat Ben's Twitch: https://twitch.tv/XivionV3 Ben's Instagram: @Xivion Steve's Twitch: https://twitch.tv/SecretLairArcade Steve's Instagram: @SecretLairArcade Steve’s Twitter: @LairArcade
34:25
February 19, 2021
How It Started: "Andrew"
How It Started: How Gamers Became Gamers - "Andrew" Steve & Ben are excited to welcome their friend and gaming partner Andrew to the very first episode of How It Started. We discuss how Andrew got into gaming at a young age with the Sega Master System and more! How It Started is available on all major podcast platforms and YouTube! We release new podcasts every Tuesday and Friday! Instagram: @HowItStartedPOD Twitter: @HowItStartedPOD Ben's Twitch: https://twitch.tv/XivionV3 Ben's Instagram: @Xivion Steve's Twitch: https://twitch.tv/SecretLairArcade Steve's Instagram: @SecretLairArcade
25:44
February 12, 2021
How It Started: How Gamers Became Gamers - Debut Date Announcement!
How It Started: How Gamers Became Gamers is a new podcast about the unique origin story of every-day gamers in their own words. Hosted by Steve R. Cade and Ben, How It Started is released twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays on your favorite podcast provider as well as YouTube! Learn about us in this announcement pod and get ready for our first edition on Friday, February 12th!
01:20
February 10, 2021