The podcast is another absurd and novel assignment, but this assignment intrigued me in a way that it allowed me and my partner to discuss about our favorite game. It did not take more than a minute to choose the game, since I already knew that Nick has an interest in the soccer and the virtual soccer videogame, FIFA. We both have played this game ever since we were young, so we both were excited to work on this assignment and delve into FIFA. I have never expected myself to talk or write about FIFA in writing class. Because the subject was so familiar to both of us, we first thought that the process of producing the episode would not be complicated. We both though that we could spontaneously produce the podcast opposing Ian Bogost’s idea about the music in video game. However, it turned out that we could not complete the episode without the script. The content itself was not argumentative and well structured enough that there was no flow, since it was based on what we talked improvisationally. After unsuccessful recordings, we made the decision to write a solid script that allowed our content to be as argumentative as any other essay. Based on the research on the Internet and the Ian Bogost book, we incorporated ideas from different resources into one solid argument, which is that FIFA is considerate in choosing the soundtracks of the videogame. Through its soundtrack, FIFA supports diversity and acceptance. We both really liked our main thesis, because even though Nick and I are from totally different cultures and countries, we share a common value: the acceptance of each other, which underlies our main argument of Podcast.
Nick and I were good partners in a sense that each of us did not split up tasks, but rather we worked all together from brainstorming to writing script. It was really fruitful and productive to work with Nick. Our collaboration worked really well as a team.