After trying to start up Gamers Must Die several times over the past few years, you’d expect that Jared and I would have given up by now. On our last attempt we felt that we had finally dialed in the podcast to be what we wanted it to be, but as usual other stuff got in the way and we just didn’t follow through.
Still, we keep coming back to this idea. Maybe it’s because we just like to hear the sound of our own voices, or perhaps it’s due to the fact that even after all this time no one else has stepped up to fill the gaping hole in gaming culture’s self awareness. From our handy “mission statement” type blurb:
Gamers Must Die is here to talk about games minus the fanboy circle jerks and irrational hatred for developers. We love video games, but can’t stand the increasingly obnoxious culture surrounding them…
We’ve always believed that this is the way that many Gamers feel about gaming; their voices are simply drowned out by a vocal crowd of douche bags who seem to be getting louder every year. When we started the gears turning on a fourth run at Gamers Must Die several weeks ago, we were pleasantly surprised to find some hard evidence to support that case.
In an attempt to get serious about this podcasting business, we finally set out on a search for a female co-host to round out the show. We didn’t expect much of a response when we posted the job opening in our small corner of the Pacific Northwest, but twenty something applications and nine interviews later, we learned first hand that we are not alone. There are a ton of incredibly cool people out there who play games and don’t buy into all of the vitriol and drama… and now several more of them have joined out team:
Alex is a big MMO and RPG fan (her current poison being FFXIV), and she always has her finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the PC gaming world. Having worked at a Gamestop for a couple of years, it could be suggested that her involvement in this podcast acts as a form of PTSD self therapy. She is happily married to avocados, Transformers, and her body pillow.
Favorite Game of All Time: Bastion
You may have encountered Sarah before in a LoL match, in which she likes to “top lane and jungle”, and proclaims that “I love Fiora, she is my main bitch.” Sarah does voice over work for video games (most recently Spectre), and has also been known to cosplay from time to time. She has a strong distaste for all things Gamergate, as well as tumblrinas, neckbeards and hipsters; it’s almost like she was built in secret government a lab to be a GMD co-host.
Favorite Game of All Time: Something something Zelda
Becky isn’t just a gamer, she’s a sucker for anything geeky. This trend can be seen in Becky’s work as a reporter for her college newspaper, and contributions to various geek blogs (including her own). She is a Chaser on the WWU Quidditch team, which is a real thing that actually exists. If there were an award for nerdiest member of the GMD team then she would definitely win it. Unfortunately for her there is no such award, so she’s out of luck.
Favorite Game of All Time: Minecraft, Skyrim
So, there you have it. We have a team, we’ve set aside the time, and most importantly, we have a plan. Starting this Thursday the 5th we’ll be posting weekly podcasts in addition to regular articles and other content here on the site. There’s no stopping the train this time around, so we hope that you’ll join us as we roll out.