Podcast: The Year According to Lewis

Today’s interview is slightly different from those that have gone before. It features Lewis, who long time readers and regular podcast listeners will know well, and while we do have our usual chat about his personal life and the games that have defined 2014 for him, we also spent a good chunk of time talking about the films that really stood out in 2014.

However, lets go back to the games. First up were The Last of Us and GTA V, which spilled into a bit of a discussion on the re-releases of titles for the new generation of consoles. While Lewis absolutely adores The Last of Us, he felt it was GTA V that really benefited from the extra power of the PS4.

He also plucked out Alien: Isolation as being particularly worthy of note, mostly due to the alien itself. This is, frankly, a hilarious choice, as Lewis is absolutely terrified of horror games, and I took great glee in quizzing him on his experience with the game.

It’s also been a big year for Lewis personally. Not only as he become a fully qualified teacher, a topic we discussed at length, but he also worked on some animations for Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty!, an achievement he’s particularly proud of.

Finally, I have to mention the films. Lewis picked out a whole glut of films from the year, so many that we had trim the list down before we could actually record. Among those discussed are Nightcrawler, Interstellar, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Lego Movie, The Babadook and, my favourite film of the year, The Grand Budapest Hotel. Chatting about these titles actually ended up being the majority of the podcast, so if you’re as interested in films are you are in games then this is certainly one for you.

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1 Comment

  1. Ooo, I was looking forward to this :D

    First of all congratulations Lewis on becoming a fully qualified teacher…well I still cannot imagine you teaching kids, but on the other hand a teacher like you for kids is kind of cool – just don’t talk about Shadow of Mordor with them! Ow, and the speciality of your school is the same as my wife’s, but she is working with adults – nice to hear :)

    I love the LEGO film. The spaceship part put in a laugh at the cinema, that made my wife really embarrassed, because I couldn’t stop laughing. I laughed so hard I cried, when they let the space guy built his ship. Fantastic. Plus, the film is a really well done advert for LEGO. Of what LEGO is all about and I think exact something thy needed to bring back kids to them.

    Too much film talk for me, but nevertheless enjoyable. Well done.

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