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Soundcloud: GameSkinny Checks in with the BBC to Discuss EVE’s DDoS Woes

British journalists on the radio talking about games - we're not all bond villains or foppish dandies you know, some of us even have straight teeth.
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Adam Rosser, correspondent on BBC Radio Five Live and friend of GameSkinny, was curious about the DDoS attack on the EVE Universe‘s Tranquility game server and gave me a call for some more information.

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Due to an unplanned bicycle malfunction, I ended up making my debut game report for the BBC via a crackling phone line from a grassy knoll somewhere in Hertfordshire – literally in-the-field journalism.

As well as my attempts to explain the circumstances of the DDoS attack and discuss CCP’s handling of it, Adam talks to CVG’s Ben Griffin about Borderlands 2 (ride the “poop train”!) and Army of Two. The highlight here was Ben’s love-em-and-leave-em approach to gaming when asked if Army of Two has a place in his heart. ‘It did for a week’ came the flippant reply. 

A recorded interview with Huw Beynon, former head of communications for the ill-fated THQ, sets the stage for Adam and Eurogamer’s Rich Stanton to discuss the against-the-odds surprise hit Metro: Last Light.

For my next trick I will be delivering a report from the bottom of a boating lake. Maybe.


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Mat Westhorpe
Broken paramedic and coffee-drinking Englishman whose favourite dumb animal is an oxymoron. After over a decade of humping and dumping the fat and the dead, my lower spine did things normally reserved for Rubik's cubes, bringing my career as a medical clinician to an unexpectedly early end. Fortunately, my real passion is in writing and given that I'm now highly qualified in the art of sitting down, I have the time to pursue it. Having blogged about video games (well, mostly EVE Online) for years, I hope to channel my enjoyment of wordcraft and my hobby of gaming into one handy new career that doesn't involve other people's vomit.