The Experience Points Podcast
A weekly video game podcast from the co-writers of

Scott and I like to think we are experts on the subjects of jerks, meany-heads, curmudgeonly folk, and brutes. Yet while our opinions on assholes might be settled, the role of the creative asshole in the games industry is still hotly debated. This week on the EXP Podcast, Scott and I wonder if maybe our best game designers are naturally assholes, if their behavior is positive for the industry, and what it means to maintain a healthy public persona. We do hope you let us know your thoughts in the comments, we'll be nice, we promise.

Show notes:

- Runtime: 31 min 23 sec

- "Why you want assholes to make your video games," by Ben Kuchera via The Penny-Arcade Report

- "Assholes are assholes," by Rob Fearon via WMTCLD

- Music by: Brad Sucks

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_234_-_Assessing_the_Creative_Asshole.mp3
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