Slow Day Radio - Episode 4: New Xbox Service, Empyrion Review, State of the Industry

May 30, 2017

Welcome to Episode 4 of Slow Day Radio.

Today, on The Patch Notes (gaming news)

- Xbox to launch new game service

- Titanfall 2 DLC incoming

- Red Dead Redemption Delayed

- Call of Duty WW2 unexpected news

This week’s 5-Minute-Review game is Empyrion, an early access PC game on Steam.

As we embark on The Main Quest, this week we discuss the state of the video game industry. What games have and haven't met expectations within the past 3 years? Fallout 4? No Man's Sky? Mass Effect: Andromeda? Breath of the Wild? Is there anything new left to explore in gaming? Why does it seem like there's a lack of creativity in the console market?

Finally, in our Community Shout-Out:

- Overwatch & Blizzard (plenty of references made today!)

- William Waltz (Thanks for commenting on our last episode, William!)

- On steam greenlight: Remnants of Naezith game

- As always, Nabisco. Please send Oreos.

As always, we love hearing from you! Be sure to like & comment on Facebook.com/SlowDayRadio or tweet us @SlowDayRadio!

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Slow Day Radio - Episode 3: A.I. to Fight Cyberbullies, Destiny 2 details, & Video Game Trivia

May 22, 2017

Welcome to Episode 3 of Slow Day Radio, featuring Justin, Andrew, Sara, Brad and special guest, Tyler Burgett.

Today, on The Patch Notes (gaming news)

- Articifial intelligence to combat cyberbullying in games

- Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal spinoff series coming to Netflix

- Life Is Strange 2 announcement

- The Witcher game/books being adapted to Netflix show series (Parental Advisory: The Witcher series is intended for mature audiences.)

- Destiny 2 gameplay and details grand reveal

- Analysis of eSports viewing habits unexpected results

This week’s 5-Minute-Review game is Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic for PC and Xbox. (This game is also now available on Apple iOS too!)

The Main Quest finds the crew battling for correct answers in Video Game Sounds & Music Trivia! Feel free to join in and guess each gaming sound.

Finally, in our Community Shout-Out:

- Games Done Quick (charity)

- Great Big Story YouTube Channel (specifically their video about empathy games)

As always, we love hearing from you! Be sure to like & comment on Facebook.com/SlowDayRadio or tweet us @SlowDayRadio!

(Note to parents: some of the games mentioned in today’s podcast carry a mature rating and are not suitable for children. Always be sure to check a game’s content rating before purchasing for yourself or a child!)

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Slow Day Radio - Episode 2: GameStop & Meth, Wild West MMO, Are Video Games Art?

May 15, 2017

Welcome to Episode 2 of Slow Day Radio.

Today, on The Patch Notes (gaming news)

- GameStop sells used video game with meth to 11-year-old

- New Thief Game & Movie?

- Half Life 2 virtual reality launches!

- Leaked Wild West photo is not what it appears to be

This week's 5-Minute-Review game is Crash Bandicoot for the PlayStation 1!

On our Main Quest, we discuss the age-old question: are video games art? If so, what about games like Pong? Madden 2017? Ori & the Blind Forest? How are they different and similar to traditional art forms?

Finally, in our Community Shout-Out:

Thanks Peter Reese (@PArealtor84) and Tyler Burgett (@TylerBurgett)!

Also, check out this sweet looking new 2D roguelite platformer: Dead Cells.

Lastly, Nabisco...or Oreos...if you're reading this, how many retweets for a lifetime supply of Oreos? A podcast needs cookies!

 

As always, we love hearing from you! Be sure to like & comment on Facebook.com/SlowDayRadio or tweet us @SlowDayRadio!

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Welcome to Slow Day Radio - a gaming podcast!

May 8, 2017

The Home Page Network is excited to introduce to you our first-ever gaming podcast where we play for fun, to learn, to be inspired and connect with others. Welcome to Slow Day Radio! Featuring the talents and personalities of Justin, Theo, Brad, Sara and Andrew – Slow Day Radio will explore the world of gaming, and they invite you along for the ride.

Each episode will be formatted to include the following featurettes:
– The Patch Notes: an easy to digest segment of important weekly news in the gaming industry.
– 5-Minute Reviews: in no more than 5-minutes, the team will rate and review a different game every week (both new and old titles) to help you find more fun!
– The Main Quest: the weekly topic of discussion or central theme of the podcast, ranging from silly to serious. One week could feature the psychological effects of gaming, while the next could find the group discussing the pros and cons of having a video game character as a college roommate. The listeners may be invited to join the crew in gaming trivia, or maybe meet a video game developer or voice actor via interviews.
– Community Shout-Out: each episode will include a plug of a gaming-related website, YouTube channel, Twitch streamer, developer, Twitter personality or whomever we find interesting or would like to draw attention. This is a huge part of what gaming is all about – the community.

Also – each episode may contain a specific trivia question with a special reward. Correct answers can be submitted in person at Grubby’s Games in Wellsboro to receive a limited store discount or prize!

Half of the fun of podcasts comes from audience interaction – be sure to share your thoughts on podcast Facebook page or Twitter.

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