Joel and Kyran have been friends for many years and throughout many of those years they've talked about video games a whole bunch. Because of this the decision to start a podcast where they talk about the video game industry, answer questions, and deep dive on their weekly gaming habits just seemed like a natural fit. So, here's just a little bit about the two guys behind the mics. (Not included are the various friends they sometimes bring on the show)
Joel has been obsessed with Video Games since he first played Super Mario Bros and Digger on the NES years ago. His parents bought him a Commodore 64 and a SNES and after they consumed him they never purchased him a games system ever again. The first game he ever finished was Yoshi's Island, and sneakily loved to play Duke Nukem 3D and Descent on his PC (when he was ABSOLUTELY doing homework...). He has since surrounded himself with friends who share his love for games (like his kickass co-host Kyran), and loves to read up daily on the latest news from the industry. So when the opportunity to share his love of Video Games with the world as part of Dialogue Options, he couldn't resist.
Joe's favourite games include Metal Gear Solid 3, Persona 4/5, Overwatch, Uncharted 4 and Need For Speed: Underground 2.
"I Am Thou, And Thou Art I...." - Persona Series
Kyran's love of video games started with the NES with vague memories of playing Super Mario Bros. and Legend of Zelda quite poorly, but it was when he received a SNES where his love (and ability to actively play) video games really began to bloom. Countless hours spent playing on what is, in his opinion, the greatest console ever made cemented his passion for video games and the industry that surrounds it. Around when the Wii was released he took up writing various news articles and reviews for fun which led him to become even more invested in the industry at large. Finally, when Joel approached him to start this very podcast it was one of those crystallising moments because of course this needed to happen. Since then he has enjoyed deep diving into this wonderful medium with his good friend on a weekly basis.
Kyran's favourite games include Super Metroid, Persona 4, Final Fantasy VII, Dark Souls, Silent Hill 2, and Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
"The last Metroid is in captivity. The galaxy is at peace." - Super Metroid opening