The Git Gud Podcast
By Annand Virk
Sit down with Annand Virk, as he brings you on a journey into the games industry, celebrating it with the people that inhabit it and discussing issues that affect the medium at its core.
This is a podcast for real gamers, like yourself.
This is a podcast for real gamers, like yourself.
Where I've Been and a Discussion on Mixed Reality
Hey! Welcome to another episode of The Git Gud Podcast, the podcast about games and the people that make them all that much better. In this episode, we discuss the future of mixed reality, otherwise known as MR, why I'm so excited about and why YOU should be more excited about it. If mixed reality isn't on your radar, it definitely should be, as it is going to be a major game changer in terms of how we interact with technology and, in our case, how we'll game. Imagine a survival horror game in your own house, or a milsim in an actual park... well, whatever it is you're imagining, just know that it will most likely become a reality as MR gets adopted by more and more people and the tech gets better and better. Things are moving very quickly and the 2020s are going to be great for gamers; you honestly have no idea. If you enjoyed this podcast episode, please consider sharing it with a friend and leaving a review wherever reviews can be found. Until next time, I'm Annand Virk and you've been listening to The Git Gud Podcast, the podcast that will be forever be optimistic about all things video games. If you're interesting in reading along with whatever it is I was reading in this episode, check out the following links: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mixed_reality https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/mixed-reality/types-of-mixed-reality-apps https://www.techrepublic.com/article/10-mixed-reality-trends-to-expect-in-2020/
February 1, 2020
Progressive Publishing w/Lauran Carter (Head of Communications, Modern Wold Ltd.)
Hey and welcome to another episode of The Git Gud Podcast! In this episode we'll be talking to my Lauran Carter, the head of communications at Modern Wolf Ltd., an independent publishing house with a people oriented approach to games development, which is wonderful, considering how bleak the current publishing landscape is. We'll discuss her origin story, her company, her favorite game of this last decade and just take a moment to catch up, because the last time we spoke was months ago. Lauran's a great person to know and she's one of the more emotionally open people you will encounter in this industry. You can follow Lauran and Modern Wolf on Twitter, and if you really like her voice (I don't see why you wouldn't), you can also check out her podcast called The Super Cool Cast. Don't forget to leave a review wherever reviews can be found and share this with a friend! You're listening to The Git Gud Podcast, the podcast that tells real stories about real people in one of the biggest industries in the world.
December 12, 2019
Journey of a Journalist w/Richard Lewis (eSports Journalist of the Year)
Welcome to another episode of The Git Gud Podcast. Join me today for a conversation with prominent games media personality and two time esports journalist of the year Richard Lewis, who'll be happy to tell us about his origins in the business, the challenges he's faced thus far and what the future holds for his career. Whether or not you've heard of him, you'll leave this interview with added insight in the operation of games media and the level of dedication it takes to pursue your passions with the potential of catastrophic failure in tow. Make sure to follow Richard on Twitch, YouTube and Twitter. Also consider leaving a review wherever reviews are found and let one friend know about this podcast. I know you know other gamers, so let's get them listening every week.
November 21, 2019
Why I Love Death Stranding
Hi and welcome to another episode of The Git Gud Podcast, the podcast about games and the people that make them all that much better. Today, we won't be talking to anyone but each other, as I want to share a bit about what I've experience playing 'Death Stranding' thus far. Hideo Kojima is a master of establishing deep and meaningful gameplay loops and it's more than apparent in 'Death Stranding,' a game about making deliveries and reconnecting a fractured people. I have been loving this game and I want to list a couple of reasons why. I'm Annand Virk, and you're listening to The Git Gud Podcast, the podcast that's all about making connections.
November 10, 2019
The Art of the Frag w/David Romero (IGL & Collegiate R6 League Captain)
Hey and welcome to another episode of The Git Gud Podcast. This time we'll be talking to a viewer of mine, David Romero, who also happens to be an IGL, captain and manager for his Rainbow Six Team in the Collegiate Rainbow Six League, (CR6 for short). When he's not playing Siege or managing the team, he's managing the community around esports events at UNC Chapel Hill, which is quite impressive for someone his age, especially since he's capable of delivering feedback in a measured and mature manner. In this conversation we'll learn more about his responsibilities, what's coming up for his league and what's coming up for him. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review where reviews can be found and share this with a friend. I'm Annand Virk, and thanks for listening to The Git Gud Podcast, the podcast that shows normies that not every video game is a complete waste of time.
November 3, 2019
Streamers of Consciousness w/Travis Shreffler (Streamer/Entrepreneur)
Hi again! And welcome to another episode of The Git Gud Podcast, the podcast about video games and the people that make them all that much better. In this episode, we have a lighthearted and fluid conversation with Travis Shreffler, a streamer/entrepreneur that helps other streamers grow their brands in an increasingly competitive new media market. If you wanna check him out on Twitter, feel free to follow him right here. Of course, if you enjoyed this episode, feel free to leave a review wherever reviews can be found and don't forget to share this with a friend. I'm Annand Virk and you're listening to The Git Gud Podcast, the podcast about video games that reminds you that talking video games doesn't necessarily mean talking video games.
October 26, 2019
On Your Level w/Rim AJ (Community Manager)
Community management is one of the toughest, most under appreciated roles in the video games industry, as they're the primary resource games companies have for building and maintaining a playerbase, but the least talked about given that it fulfills such a core function of building games. Today, we'll talk to Rim, a friend of mine of who does community management for Rainway, an app that lets you play your PC games anywhere. Rim's an enthusiastic, kind and loving person, who understands how to bring heart to any community she works with. You can follow here on Twitter here. As usual, feel free to leave a review wherever reviews are allowed and share this with a friend. I'm Annand Virk and you're listening to The Git Gud Podcast, the podcast that "keeps you remembering" that games are about community.
October 16, 2019
Esports & Industry w/Parker Mackay (Interro)
In this episode of The Git Gud Podcast, we'll dip our toes in to the world of esports and view it from the perspective of Parker Mackay, esports commentator, Rainbow Six Siege Pro League caster and, most importantly, friend. The conversations runs for just over 2 and a half hours so this will be the perfect episode to throw up in the background, while you focus on your day to day. We'll talk about everything from interpersonal conflicts to the potential of esports inclusion in the education system. Of course, as is expected from this podcast, we'll muse about what ifs in regards to the development/maintenance of games as the industry gets larger and larger. I'm Annand Virk and this is The Git Gud Podcast, the gaming podcast that gives you a big pp.
October 4, 2019
The Last of Us Part 2
No guest today, folks, but I figured we'd have a nice personal chat about 'The Last of Us Part 2' a game I'm willing to bet that both you and I are very excited about! In this episode, I read a featured story from Gamespot, titled 'The Last Of Us 2 Is "Meant To Be Unsettling"' and discuss my thoughts about what I understand this game is going to be. We'll also get a chance to look over Naughty Dog's press release regarding the multiplayer component to TLOU2, or the lack thereof, and I'll quickly address the whole "forced diversity" argument a vocal minority enjoy bringing up in relation to this title. Enjoy the episode, feel free to let me know what you think, leave a review wherever reviews can be found and share this with a friend! You're listening to The Git Gud Podcast, the gaming podcast that helps you understand that games aren't just assembled on a factory line and often require an immense amount of work and personal sacrifice to produce.
September 27, 2019
Massively Multiplayer Mastery w/Mark Kern
I won't be forgetting my chat with Mark Kern anytime soon, and I'm truly elated to have the ability to share it with you. Join me today as we dive into the depths of what it took to create 'World of Warcraft,' the greatest MMO ever made, and stick around for the discussion pertaining to the future of digital storefronts in the industry. This is The Git Gud Podcast, and you're about learn a little more about video games today. Oh, and maybe once you're done, check out em8er.com and maybe even throw Mark a follow on twitter.
September 19, 2019
The Big Issue w/Colin Moriarty
A couple of months ago, I had an enlightening chat with Colin Moriarty who, as expected, didn't hold back when asked what he thought was the biggest issue the games industry was facing today. Colin is a good friend and a highly accomplished journalist, personality and expert in the games industry. You can find him over at Colin's Last Stand, where you're bound to be entertained, as well as educated on a variety of topics related to all things gaming. Enjoy the episode. I'll catch you later.
September 5, 2019