Episode 009 How About That Local Sports Team?

This episode covers: We discuss open space worlds, absurd games and emotional intelligence, and also how Sports games are so very good at teaching you the fundamentals of a sport through the simple act of play. We get an email that disturbs Stu’s Cat!

Games discussed in this episode:

NHL 2002 for PC

Mario Golf for N64

Basewars for NES

Destiny 2 for Everything

Overwatch for Everything

NFL Blitz for N64

X3: The Albion Prelude for PC

X-Wing/TIE Fighter for PC (DOS)

EVE Online for PC

Divinity and Divinity 2 for PC

Fortnite for PC

Warhammer 40k for table top play

Logres: JRPG on Mobile

Stellaris for PC

Items discussed in What we learned this week:

Potential end to Voice Actors Strike:

https://www.polygon.com/2017/9/25/16363872/video-game-voice-actors-strike-sag-aftra-agreement

Courtney Garcia’s work in Screen Therapy Blog, and discussion of absurd games and emotional intelligence:
https://screentherapyblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/11/casual-and-absurd-video-games-as-therapy-building-self-awareness/

That guy whose name Chase forgot. Allowing for access to RPGs
https://www.patreon.com/rpgresearch

Blizzard/Activision/UBISOFT?, the Shooter genre and dominance in gaming.

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/ubisoft-continues-to-fight-off-vivendi-takeover/1100-6453792/

Shout Outs!

Courtney Garcia’s Work on Screen Therapy Blog:

https://screentherapyblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/11/casual-and-absurd-video-games-as-therapy-building-self-awareness/

Mike’s email! Way to go emailer!

Geek Therapy Network!

https://www.geektherapy.com/

Geek Therapy’s own Jedi Counsel:

https://jedi-counsel.com/

Joe Gottli, our art Guy!

www.Joe.gottli.com

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