Hello World. This is Videogame Crosstalk, Episode 050, the monthly podcast of Gamers talking about Tech, Science, and whatever else comes to mind! I am your host, Anthony Rossi and with me this episode is tree scientist and Co-Host of not one but TWO Destiny Centric podcasts, ORCHID!!

  1. Small talk
    1. what have you been playing
    2. complaining about life
    3. stuff like that.
  2. General discussion about Guest’s involvement in industry. 
    1. Involvement in the gaming community (Game Dev, Cosplayer, etc) 
    2. What is your day job like (Fire Warden, Comp Sci professor, Registered Dietician). 
    3. The more tangents we fly off on, the better the conversation!

Gaming and Geekery

  1. What is the Metaverse?
    1. https://www.wsj.com/story/what-is-the-metaverse-the-future-vision-for-the-internet-ca97bd98 
  2. Big-name publishers see NFTs as a big part of gaming’s future ⇐ Main Story
    1. https://www.theverge.com/22310188/nft-explainer-what-is-blockchain-crypto-art-faq 
    2. https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/11/big-name-publishers-see-nfts-as-a-big-part-of-gamings-future/ 
    3. NFT Explainer from The Verge

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Audience Questions

  • Facebook:
    • Focused Fire Chat: If Hemlock is poisonous, and you are a paper chewer, how many magazine covers does one need to eat to cause damages to your liver?

Final 5 Questions

I ask every guest 5 questions at the end of every episode. The first two are always the same, and the last 3 have a theme. So:

  1. Coffee or Tea?
  2. Do you play any tabletop games?
  3. No
  4. Spoilers
  5. !!!

And THAT is all the time we have for this episode, time for end of show plugs! You can follow me around the internet pretty much everywhere at Hyp3rSint4x or you can follow the podcast directly on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. You can also visit the website for full show notes and other blog posts at videogamecrosstalk.com. Additionally, my Destiny Lore videos have been picking up steam! So go check those out at www.youtube.com/c/videogamecrosstalk .

As for my guest, Orchid, where can our beautiful listeners follow you around?

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HeyItsOrchid 

Twitch: www.twitch.tv/heyitsorchid 

(Guest Plugs their contact info: Twitter, Twitch, whatever)

And finally if YOU are a gamer or know a gamer that wants to talk some tech/science news, let me know! Do you know of some tech news that you’d like to hear discussed? Do you have any other general questions that you would like answered on the show? Let me know by either responding to one of my socials or use the hashtag, AskVGXT. Please don’t forget to like, review, subscribe, and share this podcast all over your social media accounts, and we can be found on your favorite podcast listening service.

Thank you one last time for hanging out with us, Orchid, thank you for joining me.

(Guest get’s final words)

Question of the episode: What are your thoughts on NFTs? Inevitable progression of our technologically centric society? Will they be more beneficial or detrimental to the world of gaming and entertainment?

Quick shout-out to my patreon Fireteam members, Susan Maes and Leon Rossi!

And in the words of David Bowie, “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.”