I first came across the Midnight Resistance podcast back in 2013 i thought they’re website was put together weird and had no idea this was my introduction to their “brand”: http://midnightresistance.co.uk/podcast/ywy1smwv3lyu99s79d9fo4r1poob9d
From the second i heard Andi say that he’d been playing Fire Emblem Awakening i knew this was something special.
Midnight Resistance have provided me alot of hilarity and information and despite their continuous self-deprecation alot of insight into games peoples individual relationships with games.
I think what drew me to MR was that even they weren’t experts in that Giant Bomb way,these were more like my sort of people guys who really deserve better than the medium their in but united by a close friendship over video games, a sense of humour over how ridiculous the games, the people who write them and those in the medium can be.
But most importantly the fact that at the end of the day they’re still grown arse adults who are a little too caught up in a hobby they probably feel they should’ve abandoned at some point. Midnight Resistance is the kind of i should’ve been reading when i was really into Yahtzee and Zero Punctuation and to be quite honest they are far better.
Of all the time i’ve spent on Twitter i still hold them up as being one of the few positives that i’ve gotten out of the whole twitter experiment,through them i’ve come across others who one way or another have something to do with with games in and around the UK and all of them whether i still talk to them or not carry that same sense of irreverance with varying degrees of dark humour to the medium and by right are all worth reading or listening to for their opinion on games in one way or the other.
It would be too long to mention them all but i thought i would at least do a write up about the 4 lads who i mainly associate with the site.
Sean, first off congrats to you and your wife on the baby i wish all 3 of you the best in the near future, i first heard you on MR but then going back and checking out old episodes of Joypod and on The Computer Gaming Show, it’s always a pleasure to listen to you talk about games or getting sucked off by Kirby or something mental like that but i love that you’re always yourself even when Andi and Turners get on your case for voicing the “wrong” opinion it’s always a joy.
Andi mate i blame you for getting me back in the wrestling again,but it’s been more of a positive behind all the game gore, the metal as fuck beard and intense dislike of Banbury is a really sharp, intelligent but most of all passionate about games, you had to deal with alot of badmind people after you gave a negative reception of Hotline Miami 2 but i remember even after the game came out i wanted to read your review first before everybody elses, that’s how much i trusted you when it came to talking about that game. Keep causing grief at Loading Bar mate one day i should come down.
Gary, i also blame you for getting me back into the graps but not as much, i feel awfuly neglectful at the fact that we haven’t talked in ages but i’m always happy to see you on twitter doing something,taking pictures, your experiences of playing games with your daughter or Making games is cool, it’s all just a joy to be honest,you’re also the reason i got to check out Chat Very Good (admittedly haven’t listened in a while need to correct that) really hope all is well keep up the good work mate.
Owen, out of everybody i find you’re the person i learn the most from on MR, and at time the person with the most insight not just in talking about games but also in regards to the education of games, hearing you talk about game development or your work in regards to indie games and really breaking down how an industry that many people who claim to understand really works is always the most worthwhile parts of the podcast i tend to find. It’s stuff like that, that makes me think that i should’ve gone into game development at least just to pick up some skills but. I feel that ship has sailed for me.
Like you mate i’m trying to find a way to get off this sinking ship of an island but where ever you go i feel that you’re presence shouldn’t go unnoticed and you are a valuable part of any group effort and speaking as somebody who also is afflicted with that sense of imposter syndrome you should stop cutting yourself off at the legs before you can even walk.
I’ll readily admit that i had this one in the chamber for a while now, but i felt the urge to really type this one out as i got wind that Midnight Resistance would be coming to an end very soon,thanks for giving me many laughs on the back of the bus, exposing me to new games and going at from all angles on collaborative efforts to understand what made a specific series of games work (I LOVED all of Doomcember) and you’ll be sorely missed by me.
Thanks and fuck David Cage