Episode 015 What We Learned from Warmachine and Hordes

This episode covers Stu’s and Chase’s engagement with the Privateer Press miniature table top games Hordes and Warmachine, what they like about it, what they learned from it and just who miniature gaming is for. They also weigh in on an email from Jeff that focuses on the shift in games relating to story vs. Earning power (loot boxes), but get kind of lost.

Games discussed in this episode:

Warmachine for table top play

Hordes for table top play

Starwars: Battlefront II for contemporary consoles

Lord of the Rings: Shadow of War for contemporary consoles

Undertale for PC

Axiom Verge for contemporary consoles

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Switch

SMITE for PC

Hero Siege for PC

Ghost Recon for PC

Shadow Tactics for PC

Stardew Valley for contemporary consoles

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle for the Switch

Mario Odyssy for Switch

Habitica for iOS, Android and browser based

Items discussed in What we learned this week:

Gaming disorder is not yet diagnosable, it is being vetted in beta releases of the new manual of diagnosis and could see a number of revisions before the manual is released at which point then the world should actually pay attention, but media has taken the time to make this into a thing.

Idle Weekend Podcast December 31/2017: Homelife, and how portions of the gamer community yearning for a tangible home they can call their own, and how farming simulators can help in a limited form of wish fullfillment.

https://www.idlethumbs.net/idleweekend/episodes/homelife-2017

What we Learned from You Discussion:

Jeff emails the podcast to start up a discussion about Loot Crates and gambiling mechanics and also the value of strong storytelling in video games.

Shout Outs!

Thanks again Jeff for the email!

Fred Rojas and Gaming History 101 the website: https://gaminghistory101.com/

Fred’s Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRs5bDCvjn5tp3kdowPuAiQ

Logan (2017) the final film featuring Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman as Logan (AKA Wolverine). Redband Trailer: https://youtu.be/wWcXXxVZF2A

Joe Gottli is our art guy and he is not just a great artist, but also an awesome human being! Check out his site: http://joe.gottli.com/