Aug. 19, 2021

Common Ground: Gaming Tropes

Common Ground: Gaming Tropes

In this episode Jaime and Kevin run down a rabbit hole of video game tropes that should be abolished. They poke fun at some of the simpler gaming tropes that seem to be outdated or over used, as well as taking a look at a few of the more controversial ones.


Common Ground: Common Gaming Tropes

Content Warnings: Adult Language

During this episode we discuss: 

In this episode Jaime and Kevin run down a rabbit hole of video game tropes that should be abolished. They poke fun at some of the simpler gaming tropes that seem to be outdated or over used, as well as taking a look at a few of the more controversial ones like world building, easter eggs and girls in gaming. Join us on this light hearted episode where we try to find some common ground on a not so complicated issue. 

 

Their expertise in regards to video games? Casual yet excessive use.

Their qualifications to discuss the topic? Random life experience and caffeination during recording sessions.

Basically, anything they discuss? Don’t take their word for it - but they hope you enjoy the show!

Reference Links:

Coffee and common ground for this week 

In Jaime’s Cup: Dark Side of the Moon – Blossom Coffee Roasters

In Kevin’s Cup: O Organics Coffee Ground Medium Roast Guatemalan - 10 Oz - Safeway 

Merriam-Webster: https://www.merriam-webster.com/ 

Sources for the rest of the show:

Opinion: 10 Video Game Tropes to Leave in the Last Decade - IGN

https://www.ign.com/articles/2020/01/01/10-video-game-tropes-to-leave-in-the-last-decade

Video Game Demographics - 27 Powerful Stats for 2021 (techjury.net)

https://techjury.net/blog/video-game-demographics/ 

https://www.statista.com/statistics/232383/gender-split-of-us-computer-and-video-gamers/ 

2020 Essential Facts About the Video Game Industry - Entertainment Software Association (theesa.com)

https://www.theesa.com/resource/2020-essential-facts/ 

Quotables:

“I am a console gamer because I am lazy”

“Get good son”

“It’s also fantastic sometimes to play a healer and let some a$$hole die”

“I can see how someone with the attention span of a week old dying gnat would struggle”

Show us your common sense:

We would love to hear from you. Please feel free to stop by and let us know your thoughts on today’s episode. If you enjoy games, do you have a way you self identify? Are there tropes in video games that you are ready to see go by the wayside? What do you love about gaming? Let us know!