All posts tagged Gaming

Episode 130: Gamergate

Nick and Virginia discuss the media hype surrounding gamergate.

Episode 93: Free to Play Gaming

Leland and Nick discuss the world of free to play games and just how much of a game developers should make free.  Virginia chimes in with her Candy Crush experiences like the hardcore gamer that she is.

Dys4ia is a Game that Just Wants You to Be Yourself

**The following piece is a repost from my personal blog that I made in 2012. I felt that it was relevant in light of the recent DOMA ruling. I think that everyone should play this game. It certainly afforded me a deeper perspective. I’ve recently had a very interesting and emotional experience. In my Twitter feed last week I came across a link to a flash game on Newgrounds called Read More...

Partial Transcript: Episode 34 (Indie game developer Thom Robertson)

Virginia: Can you tell me about your time in Aggieland?  That’s my alma mater. Thom: I initially came to College Station with a buddy who was getting a job there.  Later, in 1992, I picked up my first video game industry in College Station. Virginia: I didn’t even know there was a video game industry in College Station. Thom: It’s my experience that basically every college  town has one or Read More...

Episode 34: Indie game developer Thom Robertson

Today on Nerd Absurd we’re talking to Thom Robertson, the indie developer of the game “Artemis: Spaceship Bridge Simulator.”  He shares all the details of working in the game industry, his current lifestyle as a game developer and how he thinks of new ideas for games.  He spills his top three projects for the next release of Artemis, and he tells us about some of his greatest moments as a Read More...

Episode 20: Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator

The Nerds have exposed their true nerdiness with this episode, as they describe the Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator game. What is Artemis you ask? Artemis is a multiplayer, multi-computer networked game for Windows computers. Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the others serve as  workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Read More...

Episode 2: Gaming

In this episode of Nerd Absurd, the guys introduce Virginia to the world of gaming.  They discuss the book, Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World, by Jane McGonigal, the difference between playing good and evil in games, when people cooperate in games, Andrew’s foregone gaming income, and Nick’s hopes for a future where gaming is truly global. Click here to listen!