Think back over your short or long list of people that you've met since elementary school. How many of them, in one way or another, did you meet because of games? How many of them do you remember by the experiences you shared gaming together? In this episode, MasterWife and MasterJoe take a look back at their own respective childhoods and reflect on what games brought them together with their friends and family members. Then they talk about what games and gaming experiences bring them together now as a married gamer couple. You might be surprised to hear some of their discussion!
BONUS: Amazon.com, Playing House with Mario Kart 64, Rhythm Heaven Frog Hop
RUNTIME: 50 minutes
In this episode we chat with special guests Jehm Faulking and xoTreeHugger from the Insert Coin Theater Twitch stream team about platonic relationships! Intimate friendships with members of the opposite sex are a vital and sometimes tricky part of life. How do we make platonic relationships work? Why are these relationships important and why does the gaming community in particular need more of them? These answers and more await!
BONUS: Plutonium is a thing, Boost or Break, Xbox One, How'd you get your nickname?, HPP Panel?
RUNTIME: 1 hour an 1 minute
Episode art by: http://diegoroso16.deviantart.com/
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The parent-to-child dynamics of the 80s and 90s are largely different than they are now for the current day and age. Many of the kids who grew up playing Atari, Nintendo, and Sega are now all grown up and wondering how video games will impact their own kids. In this episode, we bring in veteran parent MasterDad to discuss how parents in the old days viewed video games and how they managed it from a parenting standpoint. Then MasterJoe talks about how adults today, who are gamers themselves, are thinking about how video games will influence their parenting. Also featuring some rare nuggets about MasterJoe's childhood and who was responsible for introducing him to Nintendo!
EDIT: We learned after recording this episode that the President of Nintendo, Saturo Iwata, has sadly passed at the young age of 55. We are particularly saddened by this news as we are both avid Nintendo fans and have been enjoying Nintendo games since childhood. We would like to join with so many others who have said thank you to Mr. Iwata for everything he's done and everything he stands for in the gaming community. Our prayers go out to his family, friends and co-workers. May he rest in peace.
BONUS: What is Socrates, Father-and-Son Invaders 64, Save the Yoshis, Wii Sports Remix, MasterKids?
RUNTIME: 1 hour 3 minutes
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It's our first listener submitted topic! Local gaming. Online gaming. Robot parties. How can you navigate the pros and cons of both to help you build and maintain your relationships? Answer: Use Robots. After all, it's not the 90s anymore. The gaming industry as a whole is pumping out more online gaming experiences than ever before while games with local multiplayer offerings are far and few between. MasterWife and MasterJoe will be your trusty robot advisers with some neat tricks you can try the next time you set off to save the world with your (potential) friends.
BONUS: America, Robot Halloween, Buck Henry's Fle Market, Unrest in Mushroom Kingdom
RUNTIME: 50 minutes