> [!info] > Part of creating *The Max Frequency Podcast* was to restore all the episodes of *Behind the Pixel*, an interview show I did in 2017 for seven episodes. These will be mixed into this feed so that the show can live on podcast services once more. Below are the original show notes, with some light editing. I hope you enjoy. <audio controls> <source src="https://traffic.libsyn.com/forcedn/maxfrequency/BTP_Ep1_Kirk.mp3"> </audio> - *[Download](https://traffic.libsyn.com/forcedn/maxfrequency/BTP_Ep1_Kirk.mp3) (33MB) — Episode Transcript* - [RSS Feed](https://maxfrequency.libsyn.com/rss) - [Overcast](https://overcast.fm/itunes1557043396) - [Apple Podcasts](https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-max-frequency-podcast/id1557043396) - [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/3W1LwBNmhZ6s5QmQViWXKn) In this inaugural episode of my new long form interview show, I sat down with editor-at-large of Kotaku, Kirk Hamilton. We discuss Kirk’s background in jazz music, his journalism career at Kotaku, and how it all jives together. Tune in as I pick Kirk’s brain and learn more about one of raddest reviewers in the video game industry. Follow Kirk on Twitter [@KirkHamilton](http://twitter.com/kirkhamilton) and his work over at [Kotaku](http://kotaku.com/). ## Dope Facts about Kirk - Kirk knows his stuff about video games and all that jazz - Wrote a positive review using the word “nope” extensively - Loves *[Avatar: The Last Airbender](http://kotaku.com/avatar-the-last-airbender-is-one-of-the-great-tv-shows-1787285748)* ## Links to articles mentioned in the interview (Listed in order of publication date) - [Onward, Pac-Man!](https://killscreen.com/articles/onward-pac-man/) - [*Amnesia: A Machine of Pigs* Review](http://kotaku.com/amnesia-a-machine-for-pigs-the-kotaku-review-1274112886) - *[Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc* Review](http://kotaku.com/danganronpa-trigger-happy-havoc-the-kotaku-review-1520857478) - [*The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt* Review](http://kotaku.com/the-witcher-3-wild-hunt-the-kotaku-review-1703766283) - [*Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair* Review](http://kotaku.com/danganronpa-2-goodbye-despair-the-kotaku-review-1629788491) - [*Inside* Review](http://kotaku.com/inside-the-limbo-crews-new-game-is-utterly-fantastic-1781818278) - [*Gravity Rush 2* Review](http://kotaku.com/gravity-rush-2-the-kotaku-review-1790999758) Kirk’s first album [*The Exited Door*](https://kirkhamilton.com/category/music/the-exited-door/) > [!quote] > “I’m just a musician who landed a cool writing gig.”- Kirk Hamilton from his [blog post *Holding On To San Francisco*](https://kirkhamilton.com/2013/02/06/holding-onto-san-francisco/) > [!info] > Edit (05/16/2017): The original title of this episode was “Ep. 01- An Interview with Kirk Hamilton.” I decided to change the name to better reflect the podcast and its content for listeners. *This episode was recorded on January 23, 2017.*