In a perfect world, Patrick Scott Patterson would need no introduction at all. In a perfect world, you would already know that he holds multiple world records in gaming, is a prolific writer, and is more of a video game historian than most video game “journalists” could ever hope to be. In a perfect world, you would already know that he works tirelessly to bring the history and culture of video games, and the gamers who play them, to the mainstream. In a perfect world, you would have already helped fund his kickstarter, understanding that the vision Mr. Patterson has is one that will help bridge the gap between “pop culture” and gaming.
This is our attempt at making this world a little closer to “perfect”.
In this, our twenty-third installment of the Double Killcast, we have a chance to sit down with @originalpsp himself, and talk about his storied past, present and future. We give him the opportunity to explain his kickstarter, and why it should matter to you. We get his take on what happened with Twin Galaxies (in case you don’t know–they track video game world records, and arrange events), and why he can’t support them any more. We talk about the state of the union in gaming, and why setting a world record in a game that most people haven’t heard of doesn’t make you Mick Jagger. In the spirit of doing things a little differently than anyone else, we play a little word association somewhere in there, as well.
In truth, this interview lasted much, much longer than we expected. We’ve been doing our best to keep our podcasts around the forty-five minute mark, but this podcast was bigger than that. PSP had plenty to say, and we wanted to give him the forum to do so. We considered chopping it in to two servings, or maybe editing it down a bit, but neither of those options seemed appropriate. This interview really needed to be presented as it occurred: a casual conversation between a few guys, who happened to have a lot to say. It probably doesn’t need said, but this interview was among our favorites, in that we really believe you’ll find insights in to gaming that you hadn’t recognized before. We always say that we’re here to entertain, and if you happen to learn something along the way, well, that’s all the better. In this case, we think you’ll learn a lot, and if nothing else–you’ll gain a new perspective in to gaming culture.