Introductions are by no means simple.
Putting a stability between making a great first impression but in addition the impression you meant to set nonetheless very a lot eludes me.
“Did I discuss an excessive amount of?”
“Did I discuss sufficient?”
“Have I offered myself in a means that this particular person will now spend the remainder of their days resentful of my existence?”
My identify is Jay Krieger, and my coping mechanism for skirting previous these awkward cases has at all times been discovering widespread floor amongst shared pursuits. An equalizer that offers each events a basis of considerably equal footing.
And on the very least, one thing to fall again on when an inevitable awkward lull happens in our dialog.
[Enter stage left] Secure Room: A Horror Gaming Podcast.
Earlier this yr, Bloody Disgusting’s personal Neil Bolt and I launched our weekly horror gaming podcast Secure Room.
Each Monday, Neil and I get collectively to enjoy our mutual love of horror video games, with the occasional visitor lending their perception and experience to the dialog.
Whether or not we’re discussing current releases reminiscent of Resident Evil Village and Aliens Fireteam Elite or gaming anniversaries like Silent Hill 2, Castlevania, and Lifeless Rising, our purpose with Secure Room is to offer enthusiastic (and ideally entertaining) banter surrounding a medium we merely can’t, and won’t, shut up about.
And what higher strategy to debut Secure Room on Bloody Disgusting.com than with this week’s episode highlighting the not too long ago launched Alan Wake Remastered.
However it isn’t JUST Neil and I chatting, as we’re joined by Bloody Disgusting contributor and gaming reporter for Newsweek.com, Harrison Abbott, to focus on why 11 years after its launch, Alan Wake stays a standout horror expertise.