Following a short hiatus, the I’m Just Playin’ podcast would like to bring a warm welcome to Brian who’ll be serving as co-host on the show. In his first episode, Sid and Brian discuss gaming communities and their inner workings.
Forums, clans and guilds have existed long before the internet, however with the boom of the internet, thousands of communities have sprung up. Forming around franchises, entire companies and genres, these groups are the backbone of multiplayer gaming. Users from all over the world converge on TeamSpeak and Ventrilo servers and more recently, Discord. Brian takes us down memory lane about his first encounters in communities in Star War Galaxies and World of Warcraft and the people he met. Sid discusses his teenage years in Sims 2 forums.
The Winter season is upon us and some of 2016’s biggest AAA releases are already hitting store shelves. Brian discusses his first few hours into Civilization VI and Battlefield 1. In addition, Sid talks about his resurgence into Rocket League, 2015’s sleeper hit.