Couch Podtatoes Episode 13: Gaming Skill Levels


Welcome back, it’s time for Episode 13! J3w3l is back this week and we decided to tackle the topic of skill levels in gaming. Do all games inherently take skill? What kinds of skills are necessary? We talk about this and more in the discussion section of the show. Later we take a look at a guy called “Many A True Nerd” and his attempt at changing up a play through of Fallout 3, by prescribing his own ruleset. Hilarity ensues. Last but not least, we talk about Wolfyseyes’ blog where she talks about a shifting paradigm, in which she challenges readers to go back and try games/genres they maybe didn’t give a fair chance or simply didn’t like the first time around. I challenge all of our listeners to do the same. Who knows, you might find something you glanced over to be rather refreshing! With that said, on with the show!


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Couch Podtatoes Epsiode 13: Gaming Skill Levels (runtime: 48:47)

Breaking the Ice: what are we playing? (starts at 1:02)
Discussion: Gaming Skill Levels (starts at 11:30)
Idiots on the Internet: Kill Everyone in Fallout (starts at 37:58)
Community Talk: Wolfyseyes (starts at 42:26)

Host Contact information:

Blog: Me vs. Myself and I

Blog: Healing The Masses
Twitter: @ausj3w3l

Idiots on the Internet article:

Community Spotlight:
the article

Music Credits:
“Level Up” by Cookie Monsta (from the Riot! EP)
“Jambi” by Tool (from the album “10,000 Days”)
“Built for Sin” by The Black Dahlia Murder (from the album “Miasma”)
“Evilution” by Datsik (from the album “Viatmin D”)
“Enchanted Rose” by Bury Your Dead (from the album Beauty and the Breakdown)

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