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Free Play Ep. 30 | Red Dead Reflections

What is it that drives our need to bash the very thing we find so much joy and rest in?  If we boycott is it honoring to those who sacrificed so much to create it? That’s what we want to talk about this week on the Free Play Podcast.

Free Play Ep. 29 | Staying Current

how do we do as much as we possibly can to stay current in our favorite areas of nerdom while still acting as a responsible, well-functioning adult that contributes to society?  That’s what we want to talk about this week on the Free Play Podcast.

Free Play Ep. 28 | Spoopy Games

We’ve compiled a list of tabletop and video games to tie you over this Halloween, and that’s what we want to talk about this week on the free play podcast.

Free Play Ep. 27 | Let’s Get Digital, Digital!

If you’re old enough to remember the feelings of both frustration and relief when your Nintendo Entertainment System cart wouldn’t play but blowing on the contacts… letting it hang over the lip of the system and pressing down always seemed to do the trick, then you grew up in a great time. Now, we have […]

Free Play Ep. 26 | Easter Eggs

Hunting Easter eggs is equal parts rewarding and frustrating.  But the pay off always seems to be worth it. We are conditioned to look for things in peculiar places from a young age with books like Highlights and Where’s Waldo?  And who can forget, Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? To this day I […]

Free Play Ep. 25 | A Sad Telltale

In 2012, Telltale’s The Walking Dead: Season 1 received several “game of the year” awards as well and single-handedly brought back a genre of video game that lay dormant for almost 30 years. So, what went wrong? How could a company, doing so many things right, end so abruptly? That’s what we want to talk […]

Free Play Ep. 23 | Escape Rooms

Have you ever done an escape room? Various scenarios designed to stretch your mental capacity and force you to solve inane riddles and puzzles by thinking outside of the box… sometimes literally. Are they all they’re cracked up to be, or is the most challenging puzzle, “why are we still paying for these things?” That what we want to talk about this week on the Free Play Podcast.

Free Play Ep. 22 | Conquering Nerd Rage

Due to the graphic nature of this week’s content, listener discretion is advised. Sometimes gaming just isn’t fun. People can make you feel like you’re not good enough, or it may just be that you don’t meet your own expectations. Either way, feelings of anxiety and inadequacy can make you act in a way that […]

Free Play Ep. 21 | To Not Be Continued

Well, they say a picture is worth a thousand words. Logic would dictate that thousands of moving pictures spread out over upwards of 18 movies are easily more words than anyone will ever be able to follow or remember, and that's what we want to talk about this week on the Free Play Podcast.

Free Play Ep. 20 | Not-So-Violent Video Games

Though there are a time and place for Call of Duty, there is also more to gaming than KDs and headshots ant hats what we want to talk about this week on the Free Play Podcast.