S2E1: The Quest – Gaming Culture

Hello and welcome to Season 2 of The Quest! New music, new way of doing things, same old non-sense!

Lets get right to it!

News

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Apparently a new documentary is on its way that explores the origin of the game, and the story of its creators, Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. The film is called The Great Kingdom, and there is currently no release date, but you can check out the trailer and info updates on their Facebook page.

Star Wars RPG

Fantasy Flight Games has announced they are preparing to release the Age of Rebellion Beginner Box. The set is available for order on the Fantasy Flight website and it is expected to ship later this year.

Fantasy Flights AoE Beginer Box

New RPG on Kickstarter

There is a new tabletop project on Kickstarter called DeadQuest that is set in the American Southwest in the wake of a Zombie Apocolypse.

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Kickstater link

Eve Battle

Space MMO EVE Online has been providing stories of corporate espionage and massive space battles for years. A battle began yesterday that's the biggest one in the game's 10-year history. The main battle itself involved over 2,200 players in a single star system. The groups on each side of the fight tried to restrict the numbers somewhat in order to maintain server stability, so the battle ended up sprawling across multiple other systems as well.

Now, EVE allows players to buy a month of subscription time as an in-game item, which players can then use or trade. This allows a direct conversion from in-game currency to real money, and provides a benchmark for estimating the real-world value of in-game losses. Over 70 of the game's biggest and most expensive ships, the Titans, were destroyed. Individual Titans can be worth upwards of 200 billion ISK, which is worth around $5,000. Losses for the Titans alone for this massive battle are estimated at $200,000 - $300,000. Hundreds upon hundreds of other ships were destroyed as well.

How did the battle start? Somebody didn't pay rent and lost control of their system.

Original story

Discussion

Gaming culture comes with a little more than its fair share of stigmas. There are a lot of stereotypes, some justly deserved, some not.

We discuss the “basement dwelling”, and actual play podcasts…and how we all suffer a little from the stereotypes.

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