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Free Play Ep. 15 | Streaming Vs. Single-Player

SHOW NOTES

On this week’s episode, Bubba and Kate talk about the state of rich, single-player experiences in video games.  Is it worth it to go and buy a game if you’ve already had it spoiled by watching it online?  Do you think that there should be some sort of compensation paid to the developer if you decide not to buy the game yet watch an entire playthrough online?  Matt would have loved to be a part of this conversation, but he was busy being a super dad.





Episode Hosts

Bubba Stallcup
CEO + PRESIDENT + FOUNDER
Bubba is the CEO, President and Founder of LTN, host of the Free Play Podcast and the Church Nerds Podcast. He is also a full-time Nerd-Culture Missionary. Bubba, and his wonderful wife Anna, have 4 children who are pretty good most of the time. A communal gamer at heart who loves to get in and play games with other people #gameNightIStheRightNight
Kate Kadowaki
CO-FOUNDER | LTN ADMIN COORDINATOR
Kate is a co-founder, admin coordinator, and best girl host of the Free Play podcast for Love Thy Nerd. Some of her favorite games ever are Red Dead Redemption 2, the Assassin's Creed franchise, and Dragon Age: Inquisition. Kate has a Master of Arts in Applied Psychology and thinks games research is awesome. Her husband Steven says that she dies too much in games.
Matt Warmbier
COO + FOUNDER
Matt is the COO & Founder of LTN as well as one of the hosts of the Free Play podcast. When not bustin’ his rump for LTN, Matt can be found, more than likely, playing Gloomhaven. He and his wife Erin have something like a billion kids, and they all love to be in the woods all the time. If you follow him on Instagram, everything he posts is a day behind. You’ve been warned.


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