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Industry historian to debut gaming culture web series
North Texas locations featured throughout November 1 debut episode
The show, entitled 'Gaming Culture, History, Attitude' is set to debut on the morning of November 1 with numerous locations across North Texas featured in the pilot episode.
Patterson, who has been part of the culture of video gaming for more than 31 years, says the series is aimed to break stereotypes.
"Gaming culture is always around me. It's how I make my living," Patterson said. "The idea that gamers are lazy kids, violent crazy people or what not simply isn't true. They are everyday people. Professionals. Educated. Moms and dads."
The first episode features a variety of North Texas locations, including footage from a recent gaming event at Dallas' Palladium Ballroom and Denton music venue Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios.
"The first episode of the project took on a pretty strong local feel," Patterson noted. "I think it goes a long way in showing that gaming culture can be found all around us."
Originally conceived as a television vehicle, Patterson states that he did not feel those he pitched the idea to understood it. The series ended up coming about after help from the gaming community and a Kickstarter project.
"A lot of people have been wonderfully supportive of the project," he said. "They say they've been wanting to see something like it for a long time. I aim to deliver."
Patterson's show will debut on his YouTube channel on November 1. A teaser trailer featuring music from a local band can be found at http://www.youtube.com/
A preview of the full 16 minute pilot webisode will be made available to any interested press.