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Episode Info: 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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