Brian here. Gonna be a bit of a long post, so, you've been warned.

After 10 years and 183 episodes, Downloadable Content has wrapped up recording. It's been a wonderful, hilarious, and awesome ride, and I end this fine, sophisticated programme with no regrets. I started this in 2011 as a way to keep in touch with friends while I was in the middle of trying to get my degree, dealing with active Crohn's disease, and not really having the time or energy for a hobby and a medium I've loved since I was four years old. Over these episodes, a lot of you came on to record, and whether you made one appearance or over a hundred, thank you all so much for spending some time with me. The last episodes will be posted in mid-late February 2021. And of course, thank you so much to all of you, our listeners out there who got to hear us schmucks yakking about whatever topics we covered. All episodes will remain on the website, YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.

My deep thanks to all those who recorded with me during our decade-long run (yes, I'm gonna thank all 51 of you):

 

Ron Goldie

Cae Watson

Peter Bailie

Ian Brent

Jenny VanRiper

Wyatt Krause

Nick Whitford

Danielle Ellison

Grendel

Chris Gannon

Ryan French

Ronny Whited

Joshua Marketis

Rin Oliver

Shanna Wynn-Shirreffs

Patrick Chen

Sara Canetti

Jeb Hastings

Andy Wallace

Ryan Wallace

Doug Wilder

Alton Campbell

Brittany Johnson

Dejah Whited

Jon Glover

Reid Mason

Catey Carpentier

Michelle Withrow

Shawn Withrow

Avalon Lee Botelho

Sam Killerman 

Lynn Moynahan-Carrig

Michael Jones

Margaret Cann

Jeremiah Stuart

Kasey Cockrell

John Sierra

Ryan Hallisey

Gabriel Cleveland

Brittany Bordeau

Rich Osborn

Jonathan Markle

Scarlet Miller

Brianna Osborn

Dylan Smith

Spencer Medve

Carlos Dominguez

Shan Wolf

Andrew Fryer

Tatiana Novikova

ABOUT DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT

Regular Players

Brian French, host

For over 30 years, video games have been a part of Brian's life. The blood, sweat, and tears he's spent involved in the medium have yielded some of the most engaging and enriching experiences one can have. He began Downloadable Content in 2011 as a way to share some of those experiences with as many people who also share a deep love of video games, who also want to share their thoughts as well.

 

When he's not busy at his day job, he can be found tackling his immense perpetual game backlog on Steam (user name ERoivas) or his various consoles, or pursuing his passion for photography. Recently, he's taken up streaming -- you can find him streaming as ERoivas on Twitch on Monday and Friday evenings. 

Ron Goldie, co-host

Some of Ron's earliest memories are playing Space Invaders on his dad's Atari 2600, and has been hooked on gaming since then. Growing up in the heyday of the early Nintendo vs. Sega console wars, witnessing the birth of the Playstation and emergence of polygons, all the way to today's greatest and newest titles, he has spent literal years of his life with a controller or Game Boy in hand. Ron cares little for allegiances to brands, only caring about the quality of games. While most of his favorite games are RPGs, Ron enjoys most of the other types of games, from your Guitar Hero rhythm games, to the rather mindless, twtich mechanics of FPS games.

 

His love of games crosses over to PC games as well, enjoying various ARPGs like Diablo, indie games, and MMORPGs (except for WoW, he won't touch that for all the money in the world). He has even figured out how to extract some level of enjoyment in playing various MOBAs like Dota 2 or League of Legends. When his hands are not busy saving the galaxy or thrashing a monster, he spends his time creating various things of his own. Whether it's drawing things for himself or people that commission him for stuff, crafting stories, rules, and settings for various tabletop games. He's even dabbled a bit in writing stories from time to time. It's not a bit of an exagguration to say that if he isn't playing a game or making something, he's either asleep, eating, or working. His passion for gaming shouldn't change at all, and his love of them helps cement his role as the co-host of DLC.

Shanna Wynn-Shirreffs, panelist, Sprites and Dice nerd

Once upon a time, an 8-year-old Shanna received a life-changing gift from her parents - a Sega Genesis. Little did her mother and father know the monster they would unleash (or the inevitable amount of quarters that they would lose to arcades). Fast forward to her college years: Shanna put her passion for gaming and feminism towards her degree in Mass Communication and Music Industry. Focusing her senior thesis on women & video games, she studied both in-game content and the gaming population as a whole, and came to the startling realization that her love of gaming is more than just a hobby. 

 

Shanna loves being a part of DLC, and having an outlet to nonstop gab about games. She’s got a LOOOOOOOOONG gaming bucket list that’s she’s tackling a bit at a time, and is an EXTREME Final Fantasy / Kingdom Hearts fangirl! Kupo!!!!

Ronald Whited, panelist

Ronny is a geek of many stripes; with interests in anime, books, pro wrestling, and (most relevantly) video games. He started with Guardian Legend on the NES and hasn't looked back since. Join him on DLC for contrary opinions and RPGs.

Nick Whitford, panelist

Out there in the ether. 

Occasional Players

Ben Mayer, panelist

Still in that cardboard box.

Wyatt Krause, panelist, head of Sprites & Dice

Wyatt is on fire. Please, won't someone help him? 

 

He's also the proud editor-in-chief of Sprites and Dice, a gaming website devoted to looking at the positive side of gaming in all forms. He's dedicated to building community and sharing fun, using games as the messenger of choice.

Joshua Marketis, panelist, resident Brit, all-around webmonkey

Living somewhere in Final Fantasy XIV.

Doug Wilder, panelist, resident Nintendo uber-fan

Doug Wilder began his video game journey so long ago that his first NES actually came with a gray Zapper, but it was actually the SNES, countless road trips with his Game Boy, and a long lasting subscription to Nintendo Power that transformed him into one DLC's biggest fans of Nintendo in the 90s. These days, Doug still plays, but in a much wider range of systems, though still mainly consoles. Between (and sometimes during) his appearances on DLC, Doug can be found checking out fan conventions for the AnimeCons TV podcast where he asks artists to draw "Wartortle doing something awesome". He also likes dressing up as plastic spaceman for the 501st Legion, yelling at refs at college hockey games, and sampling new craft beers.

Reid Mason, panelist

Reid was the result of a paring of a NES and a potato, resulting in an obsession with games with a starchy demeanor, in addition to digging deep into the gaming soil to find hidden indie PC games. When not making a random appearance with DLC, questing, or writing for Sprites and Dice, he can be found messing around in the modding scene, painting little plastic miniatures, and trying to convert his wife to the wide world of gaming.

Ryan Wallace, panelist

Doing the veterinary thing. 

Gabriel Cleveland, panelist, wordist

And doing some radioist. 

Reid Mason, panelist

Reid was the result of a paring of a NES and a potato, resulting in an obsession with games with a starchy demeanor, in addition to digging deep into the gaming soil to find hidden indie PC games. When not making a random appearance with DLC, questing, or writing for Sprites and Dice, he can be found messing around in the modding scene, painting little plastic miniatures, and trying to convert his wife to the wide world of gaming.

Other Cool People

Avalon Lee Botelho

Majorly into JRPGs and hack n' slash games. Believes upside-down bagels are inherently evil.

Chris Gannon, Gaming Death Podcast

Still saving Hyrule. 

Jeremiah Stewart

Jeremiah is a podcaster and blogger who's favorite thing is to talk to the voice actors and writers behind the games and other projects we love. An avid follower of the news and the industry, Jeremiah has provided many stories and articles for DLC to discuss on the show. Though he has not been on many episodes, he has provided much content throughout several years of the show. If you'd like to follow his work you can find his podcast at www.bombadradio.com or on twitter @BombadRadio.