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Video Games Aren't Special (Episode 29)

Episode Summary

We invited Dia Lacina back to the show to talk about how there are just Too Many Games out right now and how we choose to play what we can.

Episode Notes

Today's Topics:

Guest and Topic Intro (00:00:36)

Dia Lacina joins us this week to talk about a the ridiculous number of major video game releases over the last months, what we think of them and how we choose what to play.

What we've been up to (00:01:25)




Too Many Games!! (00:42:55)

Big releases we talked about:

(01:08:00) How many complex storylines are you able to juggle mentally? Do you try to play multiple big games during the same time frame? @alatinolawyer

(01:12:00) I find myself not wanting to dedicate 40 hours to a new game anymore. And there are great new games that are more casual these days. Thoughts? @UrzasRage

(01:12:30) Highly anticipated smaller games:

(01:22:37) Do you ever jump into the middle of an established series if you haven't played the previous games but the newest seems like a standout game (e.g. Witcher 3) or do you feel the need to play the earlier games first? @The_Doc_Webb

(01:28:42) Inspired by a top 10 by Austin Walker and Dia's article on ME:A - Top 5 games to watch LPs of or discourse about without playing? @devoted_pupa

(01:35:00) How influential is knowing your friends (or others) will be playing a game, and therefore discussing it, as a motivation for you to play too? @alatlinolawyer

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