AggroChat #332 - Why Games are Important

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By Mark Temple and Mark "Belghast" Temple. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

This evening's show is a bit of an odd one, but we are living in very interesting times within other interesting times. We start off with some discussion about choosing a game controller with a good D-Pad and how most just use 4 independent microswitches these days. This leads into a discussion about Celeste and Kodra attempting B-Sides. From there we talk about Crying Suns which effectively feels like a more mature version of FTL. Then we deep dive into why Games are extremely important and what happens when “Players” start applying the same system breaking logic to the real world. What we witnessed with the GameStop stock is precisely what gamers do best, evaluating a system, findings its weaknesses, and then exploiting the hell out of them for fun and profit. This leads to one of the stranger conversations we have had but one that is nonetheless interesting.

Topics Discussed

  • Controllers with good D-Pads
    • Missing Retail for Testing Controllers
  • Celeste 3rd Anniversary
    • B-Sides
    • Classic 2
  • Crying Suns
    • FTL 2.0ish
  • Why Games are Important
    • GameStop Stock
    • Applying Game Breaking Principles to Real Life
    • Trolling the Stock Market
  • Changing Demands and Goals
    • The Fall of industries like Diamonds
    • The Rise of Electric Cars

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