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I have a confession to make: The majority of my gaming life has been on console. Okay, that’s not so much a confession as it is common knowledge. Growing up there was only a few games on the PC I was even allowed to play. Myst, Doom (which was a sneak in until someone realized what I was playing), there was a Roadrunner game, and Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing. Yes, I just busted out Mavis Beacon. It made me into the super skilled typist I am today! But I digress. As a kid, I was not allowed to play video games unless I was at my cousins house until I was 8, when we got an off brand known as the Socrates. Anyone else ever have one? Probably not. Because it was crap. It was a keyboard that barely worked and plugged into your TV. It was enough to shut me up though, until I was 12 and got my own Sega Genesis (which was outdated and barely worked) but hey, I had a console! I was 10 when the very first Playstation was introduced, but I never got to play one unless I was at a friend or cousins house until I was 15, when I saved up enough money and bought one for my own damn self. Which was of course, the same year that the Playstation 2 debuted. Luckily by that point my parents had gotten the picture that we were going to need a gaming console in the house, and I only had to wait until Christmas for one of those. This is where my brother and I bonded (we are 7 years apart) and later bringing in my sister. Since then I’ve had 2 Xbox 360’s, one of which was pawned while I was going through some financial crisis and the other which I still have (special edition Gears of War 3, like a boss!) Our household just basically skipped having the first edition XBox, as we were quite content with our PS2.
As I’ve gotten older I’ve had more and more people push me towards PC gaming. Not only is it cheaper and more accessible, but the community is far more accepting to you as a human. Less of the people saying awful things, more chances of them actually being useful. Well, if you stay out of League of Legends anyway.
Over the past few months I’ve slowly been making my way into PC gaming. I’m not good at it, in fact I feel like I need about 200 more fingers. I have Borderlands 2 on both console and PC, which I’ve been able to finish quickly via console, and barely begin on PC. I haven’t quite adapted, as when I come home and want to unwind I can’t say that I go to my computer to play games, I pick up my 360 controller and go to town blowing up the baddies in various shoot em up games.
So I hand this over to you. What I’ve been playing so far is a lot of Team Fortress 2, Awesomenauts, Bastion and Borderlands 2. What PC games would you recommend for a beginner to PC gaming? What communities are best to introduce people to?
GonnaGeek.com Show #331 – Gonna Talk Apple Rumors
Posted May 15th, 2020 -
News points include a new a new Microsoft Office feature to kill mass reply-all strings, iPhone 12 leak, Yevgeny Mikrin passes away, Mavic Air 2 delays, information rumored about a new Apple TV, and Community ...
GonnaGeek.com Show #330 – Gonna Celebrate Sunkast Day
Posted May 7th, 2020 -
This episode was recording May 4th, 2020, also known as Sunkast day. News points include scientist finding evidence that a meteorite once killed someone, Google meet rolling out to personal accounts and ...
GonnaGeek.com Show #329 – Gonna Poorly CGI Hair On A Mermaid
Posted May 1st, 2020 -
This week’s news points include: iPhone SE tear down, Pro gaming leagues see a huge spike in viewership, SpaceX’s SN4 passes a key pressure test, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker lands early ...
Ion Fist S02E01 “The Fury of Iron Fist” and S02E02 “This City’s Not For Burning” Review (A Marvel Comic Universe Podcast) LoS329
Posted April 29th, 2020 -
The Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Director SP and Agent Michelle discuss the Netflix series Iron Fist season 2 premiere episodes “The Fury of Iron Fist” and “This City’s Not for Burning.” The Agents ...
GonnaGeek.com Show #328 – Gonna Work From Home
Posted April 25th, 2020 -
This week’s news points include: Facebook Live Gaming App, a Pokemon Go cake-gifting story to give you a smile, and NASA works from home controlling the Mars rover. Plus, we debate the new iPhone ...
Jessica Jones S02E13 “AKA Playland” Review (A Marvel Comic Universe Podcast) LoS328
Posted April 22nd, 2020 -
The Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Director SP, Agent Lauren and Agent Michelle discuss the Netflix series Jessica Jones season 2 finale episode “AKA Playland.” The Agents debrief you on Jessica’s last ...
Better Podcasting #223 – Showing Appreciation For Your Listeners
Posted April 19th, 2020 -
This week we talk about the importance of showing appreciation for your listeners. We’ll discuss why it’s mutually beneficial and different ways to show appreciation for your listeners. In ...
Jessica Jones S02E11 “AKA Three Lives And Counting” and S02E12 “AKA Pray For My Patsy” Review (A Marvel Comic Universe Podcast) LoS327
Posted April 15th, 2020 -
The Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Director SP, Agent Lauren and Agent Michelle discuss the Netflix series Jessica Jones season 2 episodes “AKA Three Lives And Counting” and “AKA Pray For My Patsy.” The ...
GonnaGeek.com Show #327 – Gonna Let Chris Toilet Talk
Posted April 10th, 2020 -
This week’s news points include: A Smart Toilet, SpaceX’s SN3 collapsing, Google rolls back some Chrome changes due to COVID-19, and Pixel 4 fixes face-unlock problem.
Plus SP does another ...
Jessica Jones S02E09 “AKA Shark In The Bathtub, Monster In The Bed” and S02E10 “AKA Pork Chop” Review (A Marvel Comic Universe Podcast) LoS326
Posted April 8th, 2020 -
The Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Director SP and Agent Michelle discuss the Netflix series Jessica Jones season 2 episodes “AKA Shark In The Bathtub, Monster In The Bed” and “AKA Pork Chop.” The Agents ...
Fred Ashman – Advocate for the Audience
Posted April 3rd, 2020 -
Filmmaker and Author Fred Ashman returns to the podcast to talk about what we can do to stay on our game during the global crisis.
Torchwood Rewatch: Combat (S1E11)
Posted April 2nd, 2020 -
We step into the ring with guest Julie this week, returning at long last to our Torchwood progress to discuss Noel Clarke’s contribution to the first season. (Yes, THAT Noel Clarke.)