My Perfect Console with Simon Parkin

By Simon Parkin

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 Jan 10, 2024


In My Perfect Console, Simon Parkin, contributing writer for the New Yorker and The Observer newspaper's video game critic invites guests from the worlds of gaming, film and television, music, comedy and more to pick the five video games they would like to immortalise on their very own fictional games machine, and discuss what their choices mean to them.

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Episode Date
Yoshinori Kitase, director & producer (Final Fantasy series, Chrono Trigger).
Feb 26, 2024
Rod Fergusson, SVP Blizzard Entertainment (Gears of War, Bioshock Infinite, Diablo IV).
Feb 19, 2024
Helen Macdonald & Sin Blaché (Writers, H is for Hawk, Prophet).
Feb 13, 2024
Iain Lee (broadcaster, comedian, counsellor).
Feb 06, 2024
Gary Whitta, screenwriter (The Book of Eli, Star Wars: Rogue One).
Jan 30, 2024
Best of 2023 (Part 2).
Jan 08, 2024
Best of 2023 (Part 1).
Dec 31, 2023
Console of the Year Award (2023)
Dec 25, 2023
Nolan Bushnell, co-founder Atari.
Dec 19, 2023
Josh Scherr, narrative director (co-writer Uncharted 4, The Last of Us Part II).
Dec 12, 2023
Iain Stirling, comedian, voice of Love Island.
Dec 04, 2023
Mike Rose, indie game publisher (No More Robots).
Nov 27, 2023
Jason Schreier, investigative journalist, Bloomberg.
Nov 20, 2023
Bryan Lee O'Malley, graphic novelist (Scott Pilgrim).
Nov 13, 2023
Naomi Alderman, novelist (The Power, The Future).
Nov 06, 2023
Meghna Jayanth, narrative designer (80 Days, Sunless Seas, Thirsty Suitors).
Oct 30, 2023
Lucas Pope, gamemaker (Papers, Please; Return of the Obra Dinn).
Oct 23, 2023
David Wilson, former Director of Communications, PlayStation. (LIVE @ WASD)
Oct 16, 2023
Pierre Novellie, comedian.
Oct 09, 2023
Jennifer Hale, voice actor (Mass Effect, Metal Gear Solid, Knights of the Old Republic, Cinderella)
Oct 02, 2023
Kieron Gillen, comic book author (Star Wars, X-Men, Iron Man, DIE).
Sep 25, 2023
Annabel Ashalley-Anthony, founder Melanin Gamers.
Sep 18, 2023
Clint Hocking, creative director (Splinter Cell, Far Cry 4, Watch Dogs Legion, Assassin's Creed Infinity)
Sep 11, 2023
Peter Molyneux O.B.E., video game designer (Populous, Theme Park, Fable).
Sep 04, 2023
Frank Lantz, founding chair, NYU Game Center.
Aug 28, 2023
Stella Wisdom, digital curator, British Library.
Aug 21, 2023
Sam Barlow, game director (Silent Hill, Her Story, Immortality).
Aug 14, 2023
Joseph Mackertich, editor, Time Out.
Aug 07, 2023
Paul Chowdhry, actor, comedian.
Jul 31, 2023
Dominic Armato, food critic & voice actor (The Curse of Monkey Island, Sea of Thieves)
Jul 24, 2023
Chella Ramanan, narrative designer (Tales of Windrush; Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora)
Jul 17, 2023
Dylan Cuthbert, President Q-Games.
Jul 10, 2023
Glenn Moore, comedian.
Jul 03, 2023
Marie Le Conte, political journalist.
Jun 26, 2023
Jörg Tittel, writer & director (The Last Worker, C-Smash VRS)
Jun 19, 2023
Greg Kasavin, creative director, Supergiant Games (Hades, Bastion.)
Jun 12, 2023
Tom Bissell, author & scriptwriter (Gears of War, Star Wars: Andor.)
Jun 05, 2023
Sooz Kempner, comedian.
May 29, 2023
Kelsey Lewin, co-director Video Game History Foundation.
May 22, 2023
Danny Pudi, actor (Community, Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet).
May 15, 2023
Tetsuya Mizuguchi, gamemaker (Rez, Lumines, Child of Eden).
May 08, 2023
Iain Cook, musician (Chvrches).
May 01, 2023
Ellie Gibson, comedian (Scummy Mummies).
Apr 28, 2023
Ronan Farrow, investigative journalist, New Yorker.
Apr 24, 2023
Dan Vecchitto, gamemaker (Trombone Champ).
Apr 20, 2023
Charles Cecil MBE, gamemaker (Broken Sword, Beneath a Steel Sky).
Apr 17, 2023
Grace Curtis, science fiction author.
Apr 13, 2023
Erik Wolpaw, writer Portal 1 & 2.
Apr 10, 2023
Sir Ian Livingstone, co-founder Games Workshop.
Apr 06, 2023
Susan Calman, comic, writer, presenter.
Apr 03, 2023
Henk Rogers, the man who bought Tetris.
Mar 27, 2023
Jake Solomon, game designer (Marvel’s Midnight Suns; XCOM: Enemy Unknown.)
Mar 21, 2023
Phil Wang, comedian.
Mar 13, 2023
Shahid Ahmad, former director, Sony PlayStation.
Mar 06, 2023
Phil Fish, creator of Fez.
Feb 27, 2023
Heather Anne Campbell, comedian, screenwriter (Rick and Morty).
Feb 20, 2023
Tarn Adams, creator of Dwarf Fortress.
Feb 14, 2023
Dara Ó Briain, comedian.
Feb 07, 2023
Ashly Burch, actor (Mythic Quest, The Last of Us, Horizon.)
Jan 31, 2023
Josh Wardle, creator of Wordle.
Jan 24, 2023
Jan 16, 2023