Free Play 159 | Did Twitch Mess Up?
Twitch has taken creators by surprise in a bad way with their latest announcement. They stated how revenue splits for bigger streamers will go from 70/30 to 50/50.This information has the Twitch community up in arms. As it should because this information isn’t exactly fair. Will Twitch’s mistake be the first step in leveling the playing field for competition and innovation for streaming platforms?
Free Play 158 | Tearz of the Kingdom
Well nerds, it’s the moment Matt has been waiting for. For 6 whole years. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will allegedly be released on May 12, 2023. It’s it TEARS of the kingdom as in crying? Or tears of the kingdom as in ripping? The internet debates. We cover what we know so far about the new game and Matt rants about how Kirby got an anniversary party while the Zelda series got the cold shoulder.
Free Play 32 | Lost Episode | Right-Out-of-the-Box Games (with Justin Bowers)
In this lost episode from the earlier days of the Free Play Podcast, Bubba, Matt & Kate welcome Justin Bowers to discuss games perfect for family gatherings - ones that you can play easily right out of the box.
Free Play 157 | Facebook Gaming’s Downfall
When both social media and nerd culture have placed an emphasis on live streamed gaming content, what happens when an industry giant like Facebook/Meta begins to shut down its connection to gaming bit by bit starting with it’s Facebook Gaming App? Do we even need Facebook in this aspect of gaming when we have industry giants YouTube and Twitch?
Free Play 156 | Recast or Nah: T’Challa
This week, Community Content Producer NextGenNerd25 submitted a topic for us to chat about on the recasting of Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa in the MCU. There are two sides to the argument with fans starting a petition in favor of recasting (with over 60,000 signatures) and Marvel holding strong on their “we will not recast” stance. Is recasting disrespectful to the legacy Chadwick left behind? Or is it the best thing to do to keep T’Challa’s character actively involved in the MCU? That’s what we want to talk about this week on the Free Play Podcast.
Free Play 155 | It’s Our 200ish Episode Party!
This might shock some of you, but Matt, Bubba, and Kate have been co-hosting a podcast together since 2017! Before the Free Play Podcast with Love Thy Nerd, they hosted the Arcade Podcast with GameChurch, the place where they all met and started this crazy journey. Over the course of these two shows, they’ve done just over 200 episodes together! In this show, they share some favorite memories from the past 200 - and some of yours too.
Free Play 154 | Outwit. Outplay. Out-Nerd.
Survival shows have become super popular with a specific demographic of folks. Bubba and Kate just happen to be in that group. What is it about these shows that makes them nerd out on people’s suffering? Do shows like Survivor and Alone take what is supposed to be a game way too far? That’s what they want to talk about this week on the Free Play podcast for the Season 7 premiere.
Free Play 153 | Season 6 Finale
E3 used to be the summer’s most exciting time for video games with all the press conferences from the biggest developers, but over time it’s slowly gone downhill with this year having no E3 at all. From going from an industry only show to one that’s completely open to fans and having some disappointing announcements, it seems like companies just didn’t want to be a part of it anymore.
Free Play 152 | What’s Your Reason to Play?
Why do people play games these days? What’s their motivation and reason? Community Content Producer FrostByte4 sent in a topic about how games like Halo used to drop with no updates, DLCs, or things to grind for and everyone loved it.
Free Play 151 | Bad Bunny, Bueno Muerto?
What’s happened in the past, and where does that leave us with the next big ideas of Apple VR and Apple Glasses? That’s what we want to talk about this week on the Free Play Podcast.