Heart Piece Podcast

Welcome to the Heart Piece Podcast, your weekly holistic relationship talk show for gamers, hosted by married gaming duo, MasterWife & MasterJoe. It's dangerous to go alone, so we aim to educate, inspire, and empower gamers to build and maintain healthy relationships. Join us each week as we attempt to draw parallels between the fictional game world and real world experiences to see what we can learn about makings friends, finding love, and being good to each other.
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Jun 22, 2015

There are two things that every gamer can identify with: Games and cartoons. For some, these are merely a hobby. For others, they're a means of connecting with others and making life better. Games and cartoons are a common ground that a large portion of gamers share that not only bring us together, but provide us with opportunities to become better versions of ourselves. In this episode we had the pleasure of sitting down with SAMMUS, one of upstate New York's most prolific nerdcore rapper/producer to talk about her passion for games and cartoons and the path her life has taken as a result of her experiences with them. Put on your grown up hats and prepare to be inspired!

BONUS: Boost or Break: Hype Man Edition, Squilliam Cuttlebutt, J.G. Wentworth

RUNTIME: 55:05

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Special Thanks to artist Cameron Knight for letting us use his amazing fan art as our thumbnail for this episode! Check him out at the links below:

Jun 15, 2015

Relationships are a dynamic and ever changing part of life. The unfortunate reality is that they don't always last forever. How do you hit continue after it's game over? That's the question we attempt to answer with our special guests in this episode. We got a chance to sit down with two of the developers of recent Kickstarter success story "a•part•ment: a separated place" to discuss what drove them to make a narrative driven game about breakups and relationships.

BONUS: First crushes, Boost or Break: dating edition, the Ears of Truth, Apartment 2?

RUNTIME: 1 hour

Jun 8, 2015

The team that plays together stays together. Or do they? Competitive gaming attracts some of the best talent in the gaming community and gives gamers a place to get together and show off their skills. There's certainly a particular camaraderie in the circles of the competitive scenes and bonds can be formed that last a life time. On the other hand, competitive gaming can sometimes bring out the worst in us. We invite our buddy and ex-competitive gamer Paige Turner to the show to talk about her experiences in the competitive FPS scene and about her new show, The Misadventures of Paige Turner.

BONUS: Let's All Go To The Movies, Boost Or Break, Inkopolis Stress Management Center, ENDteam, Q&A

RUNTIME: 1 hour 6 min

Jun 1, 2015

Did you know that playing Harvest Moon is proven to make you 81% better at deciphering relationship dynamics? Did you also know that 42% of all statistics are made up? Well here's one thing that's definitely true: Harvest Moon is an awesome video game franchise. Even better, there are lots of relational goodies to learn from the games! In this episode MasterJoe takes an in-depth look at the characters of his all-time favorite Harvest Moon game and MasterWife breaks down the 5 Love Languages as told by Dr. Gary Chapman.

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Ever wondered what Harvest Moon: The Movie might be like? Here's a video from Gritty Reboots on YouTube that might help. Harvest Moon was the very first video that Gritty Reboots ever made and it's based on the characters of Harvest Moon 64 (recurring in friends of Mineral Town) that we mentioned in the podcast! Check out the video here: Harvest Moon: The Movie (Trailer) | Gritty Reboots

BONUS: Body Harvest ≠ Harvest Moon, Yoshi's Daycare Academy, Love Language of Cats

RUNTIME: 47:52