Episode 008 If You Build it Someone Will Make it Better (or burn it down)

This episode covers: An email so big Stu had to Paraphrase, another email that we get lost in as it opens by asking us about actually playing Nazi’s in games and how would we engage or inform others relating to that option (Spoilers, even in games we aren’t really fans of being Nazis). The cultural ramifications of Wolfenstein II. Chase does a thing to help a co-worker feel good about his hobby. Dos-Box is awesome! Waypoint Games does a series on gaming in prison. Lastly, Chase discusses a transferable skills re:video games side-project.

Games discussed in this episode:

Minecraft for almost every platform now

World of Warcraft for PC

Fortnite for PC

Chronotrigger for Nintendo DS

Mario 3D World for Nintendo Wii U

Warlords I, II, III, IV for PC/DOS

Heroes of Might and Magic for PC

Master of Orion 2 for PC/DOS

Warcraft 3 for PC

Wolfenstein II for contemporary platforms

Far Cry 5 for contemporary plateforms

Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 for PC

Modern Warfare 2 for multiple plateforms
Spec Ops: The Line for multiple platforms

Prey for PC and contemporary platforms

Smite for PC

Items discussed in What we learned this week:

Article discussed in the episode about Nazis and Religious fanatics in gaming:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/killing-nazis-fighting-religious-fanaticism-the-focus-of-upcoming-video-games-1.4253574

Headshots Podcast Episode discussing Gaming in Prison in response to Waypoint’s series:
https://www.headshotspodcast.com/mental-health-and-games-in-prisons/

Waypoint’s series on gaming in Prison:
https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/bjxk9m/at-play-in-the-carceral-state-a-letter-from-the-editor

Shout Outs!

Extra Life Charity:
https://www.extra-life.org/?referrer=ddadwordsbrand&gclid=Cj0KCQjw95vPBRDVARIsAKvPd3KDUPz_EW4_2NZqWTxERgB6GD1IlR3t5UAE_UVZVUMY8seg3PUtO48aAlMyEALw_wcB

Illwinter Games and Dominions 5!!!
http://www.illwinter.com/dom5/