One Million Hit Points is my attempt to create a new kind of web show about video games. Writing in the industry for the past three years (for Bitmob, GamesBeat, and other publications) has given me a good amount of insight into how to craft such a program.
I wanted to take a different approach than what others are trying. I think enough people are doing shows where a group of gamers sit around in a studio or bedroom to talk about all the latest and upcoming games.
Instead, my goal is to put together original video content that focuses on the creative, practical, and endearing things that all the folks in the game community are doing. What type of experiences do they have from playing and how does it inspire them to transform that passion into something greater? Basically, this is the show that I would want to watch…and I hope you do too.
I like to think of 1MHP as a mashup of sorts. It contains mini-documentaries about game culture and short artistic/musical segments inspired by the aesthetics of Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim programming block and the hip, eccentric children’s program Yo Gabba Gabba.
In this episode, I feature the National Senior League's Wii Bowling California state championship, an amazing video game art gallery, and more.
I hope you enjoy the show. Please keep in mind, this is a pilot to give you an idea of what I’m aiming for. It’s a demo, in a sense. Feel free to leave feedback in the comment section, and thanks for watching!