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In which Chase makes some questionable parenting dicissions with his cell phone.  We also dive into magical jumping boots, house rules for playing JRPGs, and a great email from Jam from Gaming History 101.  We also talk way too much about Stellaris.

Games discussed this Episode:

No Man’s Sky for contemporary consoles

Monster Hunter World for contemporary consoles

Doom for Dos/PC

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind for PC and Xbox

Final Fantasy VI for basically everything now

Final Fantasy IV for basically everything now

Hollow Knight for basically everything

Octopath Traveller for Nintendo Switch

Stellaris for PC

Eneter the Gungeon for basically everything

Binding of Isaac for basically everything

Life is Strange for PC

Hexcells Infinite for PC

Tabletop Simulator for PC

SMITE for PC

Deep Rock Galactic for PC and Xbox One

Items discussed in What we Learned this Month:

Stu brings up the No Man’s Sky update that makes it more than it was and delivers on a number of those promises made way back in Early Access: https://www.gog.com/forum/general/no_mans_sky_next_update_now_live_08fb8

Fortnite makes a whole lot of money, if you didn’t know: https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-07-24-fortnite-daily-mobile-revenue-reaches-usd2m

Article that does the work on explaining if violent games make people violent:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/evidence-based-living/201807/do-violent-video-games-make-kids-more-violent

Extra Credits episode discusses the shame of not throwing money at studying how games positively impact mental health: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3FYGsRvKsc

What we Learned from You Discussion:

Jam from Gaming Hisory 101 writes in to discuss his personal experience with using games to cope with medical conditions and pain.

Shoutouts:

Thanks Jam from Gaming History 101 for writing in and sharing your experiences with us.  Check out Jam’s work at https://gaminghistory101.com/

Stu recommends the 8-bit Music Theory Channel on Youtube.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeZLO2VgbZHeDcongKzzfOwThanks to Joe Gottli for doing our art!

Thanks to Dmitry for doing our intro/outro music!

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