This week, our off-topic conversation is fast and furious, as we get into 21st Century laundry rooms and compare socks. But that’s just the appetizer. There’s very little time to dilly-dally, either, because the main course is blasting its way onto your proverbial plate; we’re talking about the Internet’s outrage toward Star Wars Battlefront.
And that, dear friends, leads us down the dark path of online multiplayer. Scathing words are said about Metacritic, arguments are exchanged over reddit, memories are shared of unpleasant online experiences, and fun is poked at terrible GamerTags. Also, we talk about how Valve uses psychology to manipulate its player base (for more on that, check out this piece on Valve’s Experimental Psychologist). It’s not all gloom and frowny faces, though, we also talk about making friends in MMOs and using online video games as a way to nurture long-distance relationships. Awwwwww.
And Josh closes the whole thing down with more impassioned ranting about Star Wars Battlefront.
It’s 2016, folks, which means it’s time to kick off Season 2 of the Half-Glass Gaming podcast. Enjoy!
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