PBS just dropped a new web series called "PBS Game/Show" on YouTube and it is well worth your time. The first episode is about classic game characters and how long they will be with us. The host Jamin Warren discusses Mario, Sonic and Link and compares them to other more modern characters to see whom will have a longer appeal. He also talks a bit about myths and stories.

I really enjoyed the the first episode and hope they keep this going. One of the reasons I started the Cheerful Ghost Roundtable was to get a pretty even discussion going about gaming that didn't contain long winded video game rants, 90's style shock jock potty humor and horribly negative discussions. Happy to see PBS enter the gaming discussion.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 08/30/2013 at 05:26pm

"didn't contain long winded video game rants"

Wait, I was suppose to be avoiding that? Now I have to change my whole approach to the round table discussions. >.<

Back on topic, I watched the above video and I really liked it. I look forward to more episodes. :)

It's interesting that of the 3 characters he mentions, two of them are Nintendo. I know Nintendo played a HUGE role in my childhood, and I'm sure that's true of a lot of gamers, so I'm not really surprised.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/31/2013 at 03:03am

Right. I think depending on when you started gaming the character might be different now. Like we grew up with Mario but some kids grew up with Master Chief. I think it just depends on what console you had and when you were born, but Mario is somewhat universal even if you never owned a Nintendo.

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