Top 7 GRTV Shows of July

Some of the best shows GRTV had to offer over the last month.

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As we reach the end of July we thought we'd compile a list of the most memorable shows to grace GRTV during the month. Filmed in London, Barcelona, Los Angeles, and Malmö (Sweden), these shows represent the broad video coverage we aim to bring our readers (or viewers if you will).

The idea was to pick some shows you may have overlooked, some that were truly epic in scope, and some that were just plain fun.

7. Human Element
Robert Bowling (Robotoki)
Filmed: Gamelab, Barcelona June/July
Published: July 18

Robert Bowling left Infinity Ward to found Robotoki after Modern Warfare 3 was finished, and his vision for Human Element has us excited even if the main experience isn't planned for release until 2015. In this interview, filmed in Barcelona, Bowling goes on to give us some real world examples of how players in Human Element can assist each other, play together, and yet have completely different experiences and inputs.

6. Blind Monk
Christian Andersen and Toke Brorson Odin (game designers)
Filmed: Nordic Game, Malmö (Nordic Indie Night) June
Published: July 16

One of the eight finalists in the Nordic Indie Sensation competition was a strange prototype for the iPhone. Entitled Blind Monk you are playing as exactly that - a blind monk - trying to navigate a level with obstacles and enemies with just sound to aid you. It's different, and it works surprisingly well even if you must "unlearn what you have learned" as Yoda would put it.

5. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
Enric Alvarez, Dave Cox (Mercury Steam)
Filmed: E3, Los Angeles(Konami booth) June
Published: July 11

Interview slots are hard to come by at E3, everyone is clawing and fighting to get a few minutes of face time with the most illustrous game creators the world has to offer. As such we went into the session for Castlevania at Konami's stand with the knowledge that there would be a couple of other media outlets crowding us for the session, as luck would have it they didn't have too many questions and we were left with this hefty interview on where the Lords of Shadow is heading next.

4. The Voice of Mario
Charles Martinet (actor)
Filmed: E3, Los Angeles (Nintendo booth) June
Published: July 19

Charles Martinet is the voice of Mario and we caught up with him in the enclosed backstage area of the Nintendo booth at E3 where he was watching people play New Super Mario Bros. U while commenting on the action in his Mario voice. And while the interview may not be heavy on gameplay details or facts - it is sure to bring a smile to your face.

3. Borderlands 2
Brian Martel, Randy Pitchford (Gearbox Software)
Filmed: Borderlands 2 event, London July
Published: July 19

We've interviewed Gearbox head honcho Randy Pitchford a total of three times over the last couple of months - and we didn't even talk to him at E3 (other members of the Gearbox team joined us for interviews in Los Angeles) - so that's saying something. In this interview Randy is joined by fellow Gearbox co-founder Brian Martel in an epic interview spanning the success story of the original Borderlands, limited editions, post-launch support, RPG elements and much more.

2. Leisure Suit Larry
Al Lowe (game designer)
Filmed: Gamelab, Barcelona June/July
Published: July 24

Our Spanish editor David Caballero had the pleasure of meeting up with the creator of wondefully seedy adventure series Leisure Suit Larry, Al Lowe, at the Gamelab conference in Barcelona. The conversation took them from the recent Kickstarter campaign, the joys of seniority in the games industry, and the role of humour in games.

1. The Helmet of Doom
John Carmack (id Software)
Filmed: E3, Los Angeles (Bethesda booth) June
Published: July 27

He may be a brilliant programmer and a rocket scientist, but it turns out John Carmack also tinkers with Virtual Reality in his spare time. We were given the opportunity to try out his prototype technology and in this video he also explains just how it works and just how it could transform the way we experience games in the future. Don't miss this video - it's an absolute must see.

We'll return at the end of next month with another run down of the best, weirdest, and funniest GRTV has to offer. Until then, keep watching!

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