I couldn't be more proud of the work my friend Tom and I have done here at Gaming AM, and I want to thank you all for your continued support. Your kind words of praise, and expressions of laughter and joy have made me very happy I chose to join Tom in creating this podcast.
It was Tom who pushed me into podcasting despite a great deal of trepidation on my part, and I can't thank him enough for doing that. Having experienced the creative spark that came along with producing Gaming AM, I found a new and powerful passion for entertaining people. The numbers don't matter to me, if our words made even one person smile or think today, I feel gratified. The world sucks sometimes, and if a joke or story we told helped someone get through a bad day, that's really all that matters.
However, we all reach points in our lives when we know it's time to change things up, re-shuffle commitments and follow our dreams. As you can no doubt tell by the title and tone of this article, for me that time has come. Today I am here to announce that after a great deal of thoughtful deliberation, I have decided to pursue a different course in my life, and this will be the end of the road for Gaming AM. It's been a hell of a journey, filled with laughs, excitement and self-discovery. I can’t reiterate my thanks enough to Tom for shoving a microphone in my face and making me talk on the internet. Thanks also to our biggest supporters, John Broderick of Gaming FM Reborn & KJ Rodeghero for contributing and spreading the word. Huge thanks to Mike Vallas for making our finale episode a 2-part epic! Finally, thank you to the countless family members, friends and fans who were always there to pass along words of encouragement. I bow deeply to you all!
This website and all of our podcast episodes will remain online and available for your listening enjoyment. I encourage you to listen to them all and remember the greatest podcast in the world, Gaming AM.
Legendary men will return again...
Here we are again! Gaming AM returns with our longest episode EVAR! Clocking in at a MASSIVE 3 hours, I decided to leave this one together rather than split it into a third part. The reason? 'Cause Mike Friggin' Vallas that's why, and you deserve it all at once! We had an absolute blast with Vallas, and we can't thank him enough for taking the time to hang out with us in the multi-million dollar Gaming AM studio. We covered a wide range of subjects over the course of the night, and there's bound to be something in here for everyone! If you're a Mike Vallas fan and new to the podcast, we hope you enjoy what we have to offer. Please enjoy, then Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Also please leave us feedback, positive or negative, let us know how we're doing! It means a lot! Without further delay... The greatest podcast in the world, featuring Mike Vallas!
In the first part of my now three part blog on Berserk, which is the greatest thing ever, I detailed my growing disenchantment with the current state of anime and manga. Not only its current penchant for pernicious pervy fan service becoming the sad and depressing focus of the medium but also the current spate of pretentious and visually overwrought ‘slice of life’ genre that is the utter bane of my existence (with a few notable exceptions, to be fair). If you want to know why I feel these things, go read the first part of this blog here.
This chapter of the blog is going to partly deliver on the premise for this series of articles and (to some extent) outline what it is that makes Berserk so special to me. I’m going to try and keep this concise, although I imagine that my observations may morph into an apostle-like abomination ere its transformation is complete. If you understand that reference, good on you. You are a Berserk fan. If you don’t follow, then you need to become a Berserk fan before you’re consigned to the scrap heap of wasted human effort.
Trust me, Berserk will make you a better human being.