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I think we can all agree that by and large, we don't play enough video games. It's not necessarily that we don't have time to do so, it's just that when our free time rolls around, we tend to spend it doing something easy like watching TV or surfing the internet, instead of putting forth effort to engage in one of our favorite pastimes. This is, by and large, why Jack, Laura, and myself of NintendoEverything's "Here's a Podcast!" are proposing that we start a "video game club", a la the book clubs of days gone by, where we can all choose a game, play it more or less at the same pace, and come together to discuss it in depth every week.
Sound like something you want to participate in? Then here's what you need to do:
1) Vote in our first poll, choosing one of ten games that will be played starting next week.
2) Acquire that game however you see fit, and play it alongside us every week. There will be set goals to meet, similar to "how many chapters to read" every week in a book club.
3) At the end of each week, send in your opinions about the sections of the games we played via email, commenting, etc etc so we can all discuss the game (whether we love it or hate it) together! We'll tell you more about your options for this as the date approaches.
For now, all you've gotta do is vote! More details will roll in as you need them, but slamming you with all the technicals about how this should
work isn't going to be nearly as effective as simply doing it step by step. Sort of like how it's easier to learn to play Settlers of Catan if you just start and explain it along the way.
If you have any suggestions about how to pull this off without it being a mess, please let us know in the comments!
Here's a link to the poll.