Couch Podtatoes Episode 84: Cynicism


Welcome back to another episode of the show. We’re back with Tacktix for an in-depth discussion about Cynicism and how it can relate to gaming. We tackle how some of us feel that we have become more cynical with age, how skepticism, apathy and other factors can affect our moods towards gaming itself, the industry and our communities. We round it out with how cynicism and trust are related. Of course, we also talk a bit about what we’ve been playing lately too. Check it out, and let us know what you think!


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Couch Podtatoes Epsiode 84: Cynicism (runtime: 1:03:58)

What are we playing? (starts at 1:05)
Discussion: How Are We Doing? (starts at 15:23)

Host Contact information:

Blog: Me vs. Myself and I
Twitter: @mevsmyselfandi

Blog: Healing The Masses
Twitter: @ausj3w3l

Blog: Tough Love Critic
Twitter: @TaCktiX

Music Credits:
“Bit Rush” by Riot Games
“Take It All Away” by Cake (from the album Pressure Chief)
“Enchanted Rose” by Bury Your Dead (from the album Beauty and the Breakdown)

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2 thoughts on “Couch Podtatoes Episode 84: Cynicism

  1. I definitely have a lot of cynicism with my games and any new releases. Been through the song and dance so many times that I know what I want. I can see pretty well what a game is or isn’t and if they are displaying a show pony when all they have are donkeys in the back.

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  2. I wonder if cynicism (and other things) has been enhanced/accelerated by the hive that is social media. We see so much information now, and there is much more pressure to think in the same way as those we follow/interact with. Cynicism seems to feed on itself, and the more we surround ourselves with it, the more it becomes our default reaction. Critical thinking is good, but some things should just be fun.


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