Hello world, this is Videogame Crosstalk, episode 045, the monthly podcast of gamers talking tech, science, and whatever else comes to mind! I am your host Anthony Rossi, and with me this episode is Designer and founder of the gaming merch store, Louis Sanders!

Guest Interview

  1. Are you able to discuss your day job at high level?
    1. Item Get
      1. Origin story
      2. Types of merch
      3. Design process
    2. Pride Month
      1. I’m just a white cis het male trying to be a better person.
      2. Representation in gaming
      3. LGBTQ+ friendly communities
      4. Please add anything else that would be relevant

    Science and Geekery

    1. ‘Apple Glass’ details leaked, will cost $499 and work with prescriptions | Appleinsider
      1. https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/19/apple-glass-details-leaked-will-cost-499-and-work-with-prescriptions
    2. Game delays amid COVID-19
      1. https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/06/cyberpunk-2077-release-pushed-back-to-september-17-2020/
      2. https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/49359 

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    Final Five:

    Time for the final five questions of the show! These questions range from irrelevant to irreverent. The first two are always the same and the last three have a theme. Here. We. Go!

    1. Coffee or tea?
    2. Any tabletop games?
    3. NO
    5. !!!

    And in the words of Ralph Smedley, “Understanding comes through communication, and through understanding we find the way to peace.”


    I just started a Patreon, and for the additional content I would like to add a little bit extra. Off topic convos? Perhaps if we get sidetracked I could clip out that segment and post it here? It would be less than 10min in total length.

    Additional Links:

    VGXtra – Item Get

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    In episode 45: Item Get, I was able to record with Louis Sanders about the graphic novel series Sandman and how he actually sells replica’s of Morpheus’s key to Hell. Let’s see how much Louis REALLY loves the Sandman series!

    And just like that, I’ve got my next graphic novel series to look forward to! Thanks for joining me again, and thank you SO MUCH for being a patron!