These geeks get deep when they delve into one of the foundational pillars of geekdom… Video Games! There’s no way to cover all the of gaming in one episode but these fellas try.
Guests: Tony Faith from Thirty Something Digital, Daniel Holley, Dungeon Master and gaming nerd, and Nick Adducci from House Adducci
00:00 Geek/Non-Geek/Casual/Hardcore/PC/Console Matrix (yeah, listen to figure out what the heck that means)
17:15 Define “video game.” And what consoles are out there?
29:07 There are kinds of games?
35:46 Gaming Gateways (or, kinds of games: continued)
47:36 Pros and Cons of Gaming
55:38 Geeky Guest Favorites
1:06:07 Ultimate Newbie Recommendations
1:17:39 Recap & Wrap-up
Daniel’s Favorites: Chrono trigger
Ultimate Newbie Recommendations: Animal Crossing
Nick’s Favorites: Final Fantasy Tactics
Ultimate Newbie Recommendation: Journey
Tony’s Favorites: Bioshock Infinite
Ultimate Newbie Recommendation: Last of Us
Key Terms/Properties Mentioned in the Podcast:
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