Yeah, this is something I’ve noticed for a while now. Preface this with, I love what Austin and Patrick have to say, good commentary from smart folks with lots of experience in games.
They have really strong chemistry together, which again is great, but it’s almost too good, in that they can easily get caught in their own interactions and other staff are ignored. I remember the E3 coverage videos from last year, with Patrick, Austin, Danika, and Rob doing rundowns on what they see each day. There were a couple videos with Rob and Danika sitting between Austin and Patrick and very literally being talked over and around for long segments. It was a very uncomfortable dynamic as if they were just like us, the audience, there to hear the other two say.
This isn’t to say Patrick and Austin don’t say interesting and worthwhile things. They’ve each produced some of my favorite #content recently, Patrick’s article about reconciling with his online persona, and Austin’s talk at NYU for example, I just hope the other voices at Waypoint (Danielle, Danika, Rob, Natalle, Joel) get the platform they deserve. They’re smart and good, and the platform is at its best when there’s diverse dialogue.
ilu, Waypoint, let my love all of you.