Ep. 044 – Green Fire

Hello world, this is Videogame Crosstalk, episode 044, the monthly podcast of gamers talking tech, science, and whatever else comes to mind! I am your host Anthony Rossi, and with me this episode is one of the co-hosts of the Focused Fire Chat podcast, Grneyedmusiklvr!

Guest Interview

  1. Focused Fire Chat
    1. Basic origin story
    2. Changes through the years
    3. Current format
    4. Experience with Destiny Community
  2. How has the Pandemic affected education
    1. New York Closes Schools Through End of Academic Year
      1. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/01/nyregion/coronavirus-new-york-update.html
    2. As a former educator, what are your impressions?
      1. As per my personal friends:
        1. the current plan is to keep teaching for the remainder of the originally scheduled academic year.
        2. NYS will not be administering state standardized tests (Regents exams)
        3. Final exams will be administered at the discretion of the individual school districts
      2. I can’t imagine many people have experience with this sort of thing, let alone on this large of a scale
    3. The state begins to reopen: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/amid-ongoing-covid-19-pandemic-governor-cuomo-announces-three-regions-new-york-state-ready 

Science and Geekery

  1. Borderlands and Science
    1. https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/04/you-can-help-medical-science-just-by-playing-a-new-borderlands-mini-game/ 
  2. U.S. Library of Congress builds royalty-free hip-hop sampling site
    1. https://www.musictech.net/news/library-congress-sampling-citizen-dj/

Capital Region (Un)Locked: 

  1. Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2 Announcement
    1. https://comicbook.com/gaming/news/tony-hawk-remastered-officially-announced/ 
    2. Vicarious Visions is a local studio in Upstate NY

Final Five:

Listener Qs

  • Dotpool12: why the Traveler came and why the Cabal haven’t completely wrecked it by now?
  • Destiny Addicts Podcast: What is the sexiest piece of lore you have come across?

Time for the final five questions of the show! These questions range from irrelevant to irreverent. The first two are always the same and the last three have a theme. Here. We. Go!

  1. Coffee or tea?
  2. Any tabletop games?
  3. Focused: Preferred Precision weapon?
  4. Fire: Preferred Solar Build?
  5. Chat: What headset do you use?

And in the words of Plato, “Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.”


Green and I shared some “Spinfoil” theories that we’ve got rumbling around in our brains! Become a Patron on Patreon.com/VGXTPod to hear all about it!

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