Hello! Happy Friday! And welcome to the first episode of The Eurogamer Show.
A while back I introduced you to our new video team: the Ian Higton you all know and love, Aoife Wilson, Chris Bratt and Johnny Chiodini. In the intervening weeks you've hopefully got to know them a bit better: if you've been watching, you'll have found out that Ian likes virtual nostalgia, Chris likes town planning, Aoife likes talking about sex and Johnny likes thinking about death. (And shooting horses, apparently.)
Behind the scenes they've also been working on a weekly show for the Eurogamer channel. This is a slightly longer video in a mini-magazine format that will go out every Friday - just in time for end-of-the-working-week slacking (or Saturday morning phone-browsing in bed, depending on personal preference). Every episode will feature a chat with someone from the website team about what they've been up to, as well as a couple of mini-features - some of them a bit serious, some of them a bit stupid.
We wrestled for weeks with what to call this concoction - honestly, we did - and, being the collection of professional wordsmiths that we are, eventually came up with the strikingly imaginative moniker The Eurogamer Show. (Other front-runners included The Eurogamer Files, The Eurogamer Mysteries, Eurogamer, She Wrote and Diagnosis: Eurogamer.)
This week, Chris chats to a very special guest (me!) about my experience playing Valve's astonishing SteamVR; Aoife explores what's going on elsewhere in the burgeoning and rather bizarre virtual reality field; and the video team decide to lock each other in a coffin as a dubious bonding exercise. The psychological scars left by this incident are evident throughout.
We hope you enjoy it. If you don't have time to watch it today, why not head over to Eurogamer's YouTube channel - pausing to note the rather lovely facelift that our graphic designers have given it - and subscribe, so you can check it out at your leisure.
See you next week!