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Gayming Live: Relive the Soho Radio Takeover

In addition to all the awesome things that happened at the first ever Gayming Live (Mon 30 Sept – Sat 5 Oct 2019), we hosted a live radio show for two hours each day on Soho Radio!

Featuring interviews, panels discussions, drag queen game reviews and more, the Gayming Live Takeover of Soho Radio was hugely successful, and we played some awesome video game soundtracks!

Now, through the power of Mixcloud, you can relive these hours of live broadcast and celebrate the awesomeness of LGBTQ video gaming!

Gayming Live 2019 was sponsored by Chappy, Green Man Gaming’s Pride Run, Fusebox Games, Mediatonic, Amiqus Recruitment, Modern Wolf Games and Failbetter Games. 

Day One – Monday 30 Sept

On Day One, we talked about what it means to be a gaymer, we were joined in the studio by the drag queen developer Kitty Powers, and we launched the Find Your Player 2 campaign with the gay connections app Chappy. 

Music featured:

  • Scott Pilgrim Anthem
  • Suite from Final Fantasy VIII: Liberi Fatali, Don’t Be Afraid and The Man With The Machine Gun
  • Sonic Boom
  • The World Warrior from Street Fighter II
  • Riders of the Light from Bayonetta

[mixcloud https://www.mixcloud.com/sohoradio/gayming-30092019/ width=100% height=120 hide_cover=1]

Day Two – Tuesday 1 Oct

On Day Two, we talked about a publishing company with a diverse ethos, the rise of mobile gaming, and what more companies can be doing to protect LGBTQ people online. 

Music featured:

  • The Sims Theme
  • Zelda 25th Anniversary Overture
  • Pokémon
  • Suite from Skyrim: Dragonborn, Ancient Stones and The City Gates

[mixcloud https://www.mixcloud.com/sohoradio/gayming-live-takeover-01102019/ width=100% height=120 hide_cover=1]

Day Three – Wednesday 2 Oct

On Day Three, it was Careers Day! We talked about careers advice with Amiqus Recruitment, talked to students from the University of Brighton about their studies, and talked to someone who climbed all the way up through their company. 

Music featured:

  • Green Hill Act 1 from Sonic The Hedgehog
  • Put It on the Line from Borderlands 3
  • Amateur Cartography from Monument Valley
  • Snake Eater from Metal Gear Solid
  • Crystal Peak from Hollow Knight
  • Sealed Vessel from Hollow Knight

[mixcloud https://www.mixcloud.com/sohoradio/gayming-live-takeover-02102019/ width=100% height=120 hide_cover=1]

Day Four – Thursday 3 Oct

On Day Three, we talked about the importance of diversity both in games and in real life. We were joined by two writers from Fusebox Games to talk about writing authentic LGBTQ stories in games. We also talked about what more can companies do to support their LGBTQ workers and found out more about the Ukie Diversity Census.  

Music featured:

  • Rocket League Theme
  • Street Fighter II – Guile’s Theme
  • Street Fighter II – Ken’s Theme
  • Castlevania III – Dracula’s Curse
  • Suite from League of Legends: Tiny Masterpieces of Evil, Braum and The Curse of the Sad Mummy

[mixcloud https://www.mixcloud.com/sohoradio/gayming-live-03102019/ width=100% height=120 hide_cover=1]

Day Five – Friday 4 Oct

On Day Three, we talked about the importance of authentic LGBTQ representation. Plus, we were joined in the studio by two amazing LGBTQ people in games, Ryan Laughton – a voice artist, and Dr Ashley Nova – a streamer, for exclusive one-on-one interviews about their lives and careers.

Music featured:

  • Super Mario Bros Theme
  • Pokémon – Gotta Catch ‘Em All!
  • Undertale – Once Upon A Megalovania
  • Legend of the Eagle Bearer from Assassins Creed Odyssey
  • This Ain’t No Place For No Hero from Borderlands 2
  • Monster Hunter World Theme
  • Super Smash Bros Ultimate Theme

[mixcloud https://www.mixcloud.com/sohoradio/gayming-live-04102019/ width=100% height=120 hide_cover=1]

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