Beyond Bossfights

Beyond Bossfights Episode 27 – 2.5 Year Anniversary Reunion!

In this episode, we celebrate 2 and 1/2 years of interesting conversations via the Beyond Bossfights show. I review episodes 1-26, and we catch up with former guests using some pre-recorded snippets. Thanks for listening for the past 2 1/2 years, Bossfighters!

 

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Beyond Bossfights 24 – Single Player Superiority

In this show, I give a quick update on the plans for the show (again) and talk about some of the reasons that I’ve preferred playing single player games instead of MMO’s lately

 

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Collecting

ButtonsThe most recent episode of the Burton and Scrooge podcast has a lengthy segment about “collecting”. I must admit, it would never have crossed my mind to make this the main topic of a podcast conversation but it’s actually quite fascinating and relatable. At first, I couldn’t think of any true “collecting” that I’ve done in my lifetime. I’ve never earnestly put any effort into stamps or coins. But the longer the discussion went on, the more I realized that I AM quite the collector, after all!

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My Podcast Playlist

MicrophoneI listen to a lot of podcasts. For the last several years, my sanity during the morning and evening commutes has been maintained by a trusty list of shows that are currently of interest. Recently it occurred to me that I’ve never actually posted about the shows that I enjoy, which seems odd considering that I’m such a proponent of word-of-mouth advertising for the medium! First of all, I do almost all of my listening on a mobile device, my Samsung Galaxy S5 using Shifty Jelly’s Pocketcast app. I think I paid $3.99 for the app, but since I’ve already paid, I’m having trouble determining if that price is still accurate (simply shows as “installed” in the Google Play store page). At any rate, it was a small price to pay for an app that does exactly what I need with suitable customization that I literally use every single day.

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Beyond Bossfights 21 – Does Gaming Affect Your Real Life?

In this episode, Draculetta joins me to talk about how video gaming has impacted our lives, how our lives impact the way we game, and the good and bad effects gaming can have on individuals. We also discuss obscure topics such as Judas Priest and the unfortunate heavy metal smear campaigns of the 1980’s. Sound weird? It is, a little.

 

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Middle-earth Lore is Here!

Old BookAs I’ve already mentioned a few (dozen) times, including in this earlier post entitled “The Voice“, I am one of many, many people involved in creating a new YouTube web series called “Middle-earth Lore”. One of the reasons that I’m so proud to be attached to this project is standard of quality that it has established. When I heard the list of names of people Andang had recruited to assist in the series (it reads like a who’s who of Tolkien gaming and lore), I had high hopes that the end result would be something special, and it does not disappoint. I could go on and on about the video, or I could just embed it below and let you watch it for yourselves. So, please enjoy episode 1 of Middle-Earth Lore: The Shire.

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The Great LOTRO Server Migration

ServersThe big news in LOTRO land is that 19 of the 29 servers will soon begin closing down, leaving only ten active servers in production. When the dust settles, 5 servers in the US and 5 servers in Europe will remain. Further clarifications in the official forums have indicated that Turbine desires to disrupt as few players as possible. This indicates that servers with the largest populations stand the best chance to survive. With further extrapolation, my original and home server of Windfola is directly in the crosshairs, and I’m still not sure how to feel about it.
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