Trevor Hultner

Trevor Hultner

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Hi, I'm Trevor Hultner, and this is now the Patreon for No Escape from Video Games, a podcast and a website about the intersection of video games and politics. You can't run from it, and we want to face it! 

About Me
"Podcaster, media critic, essayist, journalist" is how I described myself like three years ago and I regret that decision just for how smarmy it was, but if you just put the word "amateur" before all of those superlatives it's pretty accurate. These days I'm a little bit more realistic about what I am in the context of the world: I'm a blogger. I make podcasts, I write little blogs, sometimes I get mad enough or think of a point I think is important enough to tweet a bunch and annoy everyone I interact with, and I generally try to do this with some regularity. But I want to be clear: I am not smart, I'm just angry.

About This Project
There's a very privileged standpoint in certain media circles that basically goes like this: if you're not sitting in the center, you're not doing a good job at <insert media type here>. This attitude informs publications from the New York Times to the impetus behind this project, Escapist Magazine. Oppositional to this view, Howard Zinn said, "You can't stay neutral on a moving train," and Rev. Desmond Tutu said, "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." 

There's a lot of left-leaning or anti-authoritarian-leaning media out there to choose from, but video games has partaken in this very sparingly. The outlets that I'd identify as such are places like Waypoint, Paste Games, and sometimes, Kotaku, but that's contentious. I know of a few smaller outlets that want to be this, but end up just making a bunch of surface-level points under provocative titles. I know this because I've written for some of them. 

What I want NO ESCAPE to do is be a place where I - and maybe others, too! - can write and talk about games, culture, media, politics and how we interact with these things. 

Why You Should Support This/What You're Getting
At the end of the day, I want folks to enjoy my work. If you enjoy NO ESCAPE, that's a reward for me in and of itself. However, I don't do this work - podcasting, reporting on video games, critical writing - as my living. I'd love to have more time to do this kind of work more often! If you support this project financially, you're opening the door for me to do that. In return, you're going to get podcasts, articles, and maybe even videos here before anyone else does. On top of that, you'll also get a chance to critique the work directly, in the comments and in a discord feed that I've had for like 78 years. 

If you can't afford the tiers below, that's totally fine too! I'm only putting a 24-hour gate on the content I post here, and everything will also get posted at noescapevg.blog. This only applies to things like essays, podcast episodes and any potential videos I do, btw - news articles will be posted on the site right away.

So, thanks for your consideration and time reading this! I appreciate it. Enjoy!
Tiers
An Acquaintance
$1 or more per month

Hello! Welcome to No Escape! At this tier, you're a lovely acquaintance of mine who is supporting my work and I appreciate it. At this level, everyone gets access to the time-gated work.

A Pal
$5 or more per month

$5 is a bit more than $1, which is how math and also money works. Throwing this amount my way is super nice, and as a result you'll get access to the discord.

A Buddy
$10 or more per month

Honestly this tier is a little bit wild to me. If you're the kind of person who can just throw $10 a month around and you're spending it with me, I might not believe it. You get access to the discord as well, and a mention as a producer at the end of each podcast episode. 

Goals
0 of 15 patrons
This seems like a lot of patrons to me. Let's see if we can hit this goal in a year!
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Hi, I'm Trevor Hultner, and this is now the Patreon for No Escape from Video Games, a podcast and a website about the intersection of video games and politics. You can't run from it, and we want to face it! 

About Me
"Podcaster, media critic, essayist, journalist" is how I described myself like three years ago and I regret that decision just for how smarmy it was, but if you just put the word "amateur" before all of those superlatives it's pretty accurate. These days I'm a little bit more realistic about what I am in the context of the world: I'm a blogger. I make podcasts, I write little blogs, sometimes I get mad enough or think of a point I think is important enough to tweet a bunch and annoy everyone I interact with, and I generally try to do this with some regularity. But I want to be clear: I am not smart, I'm just angry.

About This Project
There's a very privileged standpoint in certain media circles that basically goes like this: if you're not sitting in the center, you're not doing a good job at <insert media type here>. This attitude informs publications from the New York Times to the impetus behind this project, Escapist Magazine. Oppositional to this view, Howard Zinn said, "You can't stay neutral on a moving train," and Rev. Desmond Tutu said, "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." 

There's a lot of left-leaning or anti-authoritarian-leaning media out there to choose from, but video games has partaken in this very sparingly. The outlets that I'd identify as such are places like Waypoint, Paste Games, and sometimes, Kotaku, but that's contentious. I know of a few smaller outlets that want to be this, but end up just making a bunch of surface-level points under provocative titles. I know this because I've written for some of them. 

What I want NO ESCAPE to do is be a place where I - and maybe others, too! - can write and talk about games, culture, media, politics and how we interact with these things. 

Why You Should Support This/What You're Getting
At the end of the day, I want folks to enjoy my work. If you enjoy NO ESCAPE, that's a reward for me in and of itself. However, I don't do this work - podcasting, reporting on video games, critical writing - as my living. I'd love to have more time to do this kind of work more often! If you support this project financially, you're opening the door for me to do that. In return, you're going to get podcasts, articles, and maybe even videos here before anyone else does. On top of that, you'll also get a chance to critique the work directly, in the comments and in a discord feed that I've had for like 78 years. 

If you can't afford the tiers below, that's totally fine too! I'm only putting a 24-hour gate on the content I post here, and everything will also get posted at noescapevg.blog. This only applies to things like essays, podcast episodes and any potential videos I do, btw - news articles will be posted on the site right away.

So, thanks for your consideration and time reading this! I appreciate it. Enjoy!

Recent posts by Trevor Hultner

Tiers
An Acquaintance
$1 or more per month

Hello! Welcome to No Escape! At this tier, you're a lovely acquaintance of mine who is supporting my work and I appreciate it. At this level, everyone gets access to the time-gated work.

A Pal
$5 or more per month

$5 is a bit more than $1, which is how math and also money works. Throwing this amount my way is super nice, and as a result you'll get access to the discord.

A Buddy
$10 or more per month

Honestly this tier is a little bit wild to me. If you're the kind of person who can just throw $10 a month around and you're spending it with me, I might not believe it. You get access to the discord as well, and a mention as a producer at the end of each podcast episode.