Podcast EP 27: Patrick Scott Patterson Interview

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Patrick Scott Patterson (Scott to his friends) is a Multi-Media personality specializing in video gaming and pop culture. His work appears across a wide variety of media, including live speaking engagements, television, film, radio and more.

Patterson fell in love with video gaming when he first encountered a Pac-Man arcade machine as a child in September 1981. So enamored with video games, Patterson eventually found interest in not only the games themselves but the history of the industry and the culture surrounding it. In time, he became the go-to guy for media discussions about gaming topics ranging from the controversies over violent video games to a variety of historical topics and chats about current industry events..

Among the media outlets that have cited or featured Patterson are USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, G4tv, Guinness World Records, ESPN, NBC News, the Chicago Sun Times and a variety of regional newscasts, newspapers and radio stations across North America.

Patterson appears in documentary films such as World 1-1, Pixel Poetry and upcoming documentary Nintendo Quest.

In this episode, Patrick Scott Patterson and I talk about:

  • How he got involved with video game history
  • When he realized how his knowledge could be used to help others
  • Some of the narratives about gaming that still have not changed in the media
  • An important life lesson that video games teach us
  • What video games don’t teach us
  • The three video game characters Patrick Scott Patterson would carpool with

If you enjoy this episode, let me know, I would love to hear from you – I’m sure he would as well!

Check out his webpage: http://www.patrickscottpatterson.com/

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Also, I appreciate anyone who leaves me a rating and review in iTunes – this will help others find the show!

I’m excited and honored to be speaking at this year’s Podcast Movement  THE event for podcasters!

Podcast EP 25: Dr. James Rosser Interview

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James C. Rosser, Jr., MD, FACS is a surgeon, educator, scientist, inventor, author, futurist, social advocate, television personality, playwright, video gamer, comic book collector, lover of cinema, and self proclaimed terminal twelve year old.


Join us as we discuss:

  • How he got the nick name “The Nintendo Surgeon”
  • Confronting the erroneous methods of “research” that is often used to connect video games to negative traits
  • The moral imperative tied to video games
  • How video games transcend learning styles and empower knowledge transfer
  • What is Stealth Learning and how it can be used to accelerate learning
  • Dr. Rosser’s study on how playing video games like Super Monkey Ball can actually improve speed and reduce errors in laproscopic surgery
  • Why even serious games need to include fun
  • And more!

Dr Rosser’s Book: Playin’ to Win: A Surgeon, Scientist and Parent Examines the Upside of Video Games

Dr. Rosser’s Research Paper: The Impact of Video Games on Training Surgeons in the 21st Century 

Also available on Amazon :

Buy Mastering The Game: What Video Games Can Teach Us About Success In Life

Intro/Outtro: Playing With Power by Fantomenk, used with permission.

I hope you enjoyed this episode: Dr. James Rosser Interview

Mastering The Game: Introduction

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I’m so excited to share with you the introduction chapter to my new book – Mastering The Game: What Video Games Can Teach Us About Success In Life. The full book will be available in March 2015 on Amazon. To stay updated on launch date and more, please subscribe here or on the book’s site: allegamy.com.

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Video Game Quotes: Final Fantasy X On Love

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Stay with me until the end.

Not until the end, always.

Always then.

Tidus & Yuna, Final Fantasy X

Yup. I’m a bit of a sappy romantic. I’ll admit it, I have cried more than once while playing video games. Final Fantasy VII started it, but Final Fantasy VIII and Final Fantasy X really did it for me. The music, the story, and the atmosphere all work together in an amazing way. But I don’t want to say much more about games today, I want to talk about my wife of 12 years.

It’s hard to believe that it has already been 12 years. Then again, it is hard to remember a time before her and I were together.

In video games, “escort missions” are the worst. You usually play as a hero who is loaded up with weapons, tasked with defending a helpless computer-controlled NPC (Non-Playable Character). The AI is typically pretty bad, with the character you are responsible for protecting running right into trouble.

Just to be clear, my marriage has been nothing like that. My wife is one of the strongest women I know. I am so proud of her and her hard work as a wife, mother, student, and employee.

She’s pretty incredible.

I love you babe.

Podcast EP 21: Brentalfloss (Brent Black) Interview

brentalfloss with lyrics interview brent blackBrent “brentalfloss” Black is a comedian, musician, and gamer. He first gained notoriety when he added lyrics to the title theme from Mega Man 3 and created the “With Lyrics” series on Youtube. He has since grown a Youtube subscriber base of nearly 300,000 and released three full-length albums which have reached the top ten in both the Bandcamp and iTunes comedy charts. … Continue reading

It’s Your Turn: Level 3 – I Hate Educational Video Games

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I personally have a strong distaste for education video games. Actually, I hate them. Here’s why:

Poor execution. The genre of game know “edutainment” suffers from not clearly understanding what it should be.

The worst offenders in this category try way too hard to be educational AND a video game, but end up failing at both. Here’s the real problem –

The Teaching Game Knows That it is a Teaching … Continue reading

It’s Your Turn: Level 2 – What is Your Quest?

This post is part 2 of the #YourTurnChallenge based on Seth Godin’s book What to Do When It’s Your Turn

Previous Posts: Day 1

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What would you quest for? What is more important to you?

It’s one thing to be willing to die for a cause, but there an entirely different level of commitment required to be willing to live for something.

It’s easy … Continue reading

It’s Your Turn: Level 1

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2015 is my year.  It’s actually your year as well (in case you don’t know).

It’s time to ship.

Earlier this year I participated in Chris Brogan’s My 3 Word exercise, where participants choose three words to define their year. My words for 2015 are Share, Shift, and Ship.

Anything sound familiar about word #3?

Seth Godin’s book: What To Do When It’s Your Turn (and it’s always your turn) gave me the … Continue reading

Reading and Playing In November

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It’s been a while since I’ve featured an update to my reading and playing list, so this one is long overdue.

Rather than try to catch up on the great books and games that I’ve been reading and playing lately, I want to just focus on the few that have captured my attention during the month of November.

Good Leaders Ask Great Questions by John Maxwell

I’ve been a … Continue reading