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Game Hugs

Game Hugs is a weekly (or there abouts) podcast that focuses on the individuals who work in the computer and video game industry. From publishers to journalists, developers to esports, artists to cosplayers, there are fascinating, entertaining, and god forbid maybe even educational stories to be told about what goes on behind the scenes. Created and hosted by Guy ‘Yug’ Blomberg.
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Sep 19, 2016

Amy Potter is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of gaming location based tool Leaping Tiger.

Coming from a graphic design background working for such companies as Mitsubishi Electric and Cluster Creative, she also runs her own creative self titled company, and is the host of the kiwi gaming show 'Hot Chips Gaming'.

Aug 8, 2016

Patrick "Patch" Kolan is the Co-Founder & Director of Reboot PR, an agency that represents clients such as Bethesda, QV Software, Plastic Wax, and Final Fantasy XIV among others.

Beginning a career as a freelance games writer while still in school, Patch wrote for such publications as HYPER, PC PowerPlay, GamePro, Official PlayStation Magazine, and more. After a brief time at Pulse Communications working on the launch of the Xbox 360, he was given the opportunity to be one of the founding members of IGN in Australia, eventually becoming the Entertainment Editor.

Working across many projects, he was was the Creative Director of Shotgun Cinema (now Shotgun Critic), founded the short lived PUG Consultancy specialist agency, was the Co-founder of the INSERT COIN(S) game and club events, and a Senior PR Manager at One to Another.

Jul 11, 2016

Raelene Knowles is the Communications and Member Services Manager at IGEA (Interactive Games & Entertainment Association).

After working in a marketing role at Hasbro Toys in 2000, she moved across to the Hasbro Interactive division to work specifically on their video game products. 

The company was acquired by Infogrames, which went on to become Atari, then Namco Bandai, where Raelene was the Marketing Manager.

May 2, 2016

Tony Reed is the CEO of the Game Developers' Association of Australia.

Tony was the PR and Marketing Manager for Virgin Interactive Australia in the late 90's, moving on as the Marketing Director for Interplay Australia, then Marketing Director for Transmission Games (formerly IR Gurus).

He has worked tirelessly to create opportunities for the development industry in Australia to grow, from the yearly GCAP conference to The Arcade collaborative work space in Melbourne.

Feb 14, 2016

Robert Khoo is the President of Penny Arcade, overseeing all Penny Arcade operations and business related projects including Child's Play and PAX.

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