Today on The Basement: Vic and Scott do a little postmortem/pre-mortem on the 4th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards (which air this weekend on City TV and G4; check your local listings). Scott and Vic both share their favorite behind-the-scenes moments from the Awards, and from Fan Expo Vancouver, which was also held last weekend. And then things take a turn for the serious, as Vic and Scott—for the very last time, folks—offer their definitive answer on how one can get into this business. If you have aspirations to be on TV, or to cover videogames and entertainment in some capacity, today’s show qualifies as a must-listen.
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I’m ashamed to say i haven’t seen the CVA’s, and it really ticks me off. I heard about it from you guys here on this podcast or a newer one, and wondered “Why the hell didn’t anyone tell me, or why wasn’t the word going round? What about Entertainment Tonight and all that crap my mother watches–the plain old NEWS for crying out loud!!?” I didn’t realize the CVA’s were crying out loud to me. This post isn’t going to be a huge apology story from my life, but I just found out my Telus Optic TV had you guys on G4, and since then RotR and EP are basically all I watch:if not, more and more as time moves forward. Vic, Scott and everyone else began to inspire me with a magic I didn’t realize could be there for me everyday, and I’ve instinctively latched on to this now. But just like hearing this podcast only NOW – regardless of it being in the past, my orb needs to absorb – I’m still catching up, catching up.
I’ll definitely have happily watched the CVA’s by the time anyone sees this. Otherwise I think you guys totally hit the nail on the head– just one opinion. Of course as I watch the show, see your surprises, smirks, banter and all the good stuff the question of doing what you do was part of the glow in my eyes when I watched. My friend has asked me a few times to start up a thing on youtube too, be it reviews or just talking; wherever it goes, only to be so far turned down from me. But through the harshness in feeling Vic’s exasperation; asserting the walls and trials before myself and others who consider this, you guys left more than a fair image to tell the territory:I feel you left a portrait. Get going, get different and step out to step in. What more can anyone say?
Straight up, I have little to no fucking clue if I’m going to do anything with this. Immersing myself more and more, even if only just now and slowly too, doesn’t leave much elsewhere to go though. At the least I have that current beneath me, and a growing seeking interest which is more than I can say for many other things, like my martial arts since 5 years old. Thanks again for a podcast to remember, I don’t care half as much about getting in to the industry myself as I do about you guys… just being you and sticking to what you do. It brightens the sun at my window each day