Do Video Games Need to Be Fun? (with Brad Gallaway - So...Videogames!, and Ryan Batie - Lightning Strikes Thrice)


May 17th, 2023

1 hr 48 mins 50 secs

Season 1

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About this Episode

There's an extremely common refrain out there in Gaming Discourse Land that goes a little something like this- "if you're not having fun with a game, why are you playing it?" and it got me that all games should offer? Do things like frustration, getting lost, tedium or even boredom have a place in video games? So I enlisted some all-star guests to discuss it- Brad Gallaway (, So...Videogames! podcast) and Ryan Batie (Lightning Strikes Thrice podcast). Check out their work via those links!

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