1 hr 39 min

Episode 18.4: Interview with Daniel Greenberg, a Splinter Cell Remake, and TikTok Kitchen Online Warriors Podcast

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Welcome back to another episode of the Online Warriors Podcast! This week, we have a very special episode in store for you.


We kick off the episode with a special guest interview featuring Daniel Greenberg, Professor of Game Design at George Mason University and founder of Winterion Game Studios! Daniel came on the show today to chat about all things gaming (and root beer)! Some quick hits from our interview:


Daniel's background and start in game design academia (1:01)

Gaming as a staple in today's society (2:47)

When gaming evolved into an art form instead of a fun "diversion" (3:41)

Transmediation and how we interact with various forms of media (9:23)

The "importance of storytelling vs. gameplay mechanics" debate (11:50)

Game design elements that are fundamental for a really good game (17:05)

The story of Winterion Game Studios and the IONGAMING project (21:47)

"Must-play" retro games (26:39)

Daniel's personal game development plans/experience (32:23)

Daniel's favorite board game recommendations (34:33)

Daniel's thoughts on the future of gaming and VR's place in that future (37:34)

Daniel's history as a root beer aficionado (44:37) 

Daniel answers: "If you could be a superhero, what would be your superpower?" (50:22)


Next up, we dive into a couple nerdy news topics that broke this week:


TikTok unveils plans for TikTok Kitchen, a "ghost" restaurant delivery service (58:24)

Ubisoft announces a Splinter Cell Remake (1:10:00)


The crew then goes hands on in their What-Are-You-Up-To Segment:


Nerdbomber watches Ron's Gone Wrong and starts reading The Boys comics (1:18:39)

Illeagle watches West Side Story and continues Spider-Man: Miles Morales (1:23:39)

Techtic reads a book on Drones (1:26:55)


Then, we don't mean to drone on, but we have some Drone trivia! (1:29:36)


Special shoutout to our Patreon Producer: Steven Keller


Today's podcast is brought to you by BetterHelp, professional counseling done securely online. Join over 1 million people who have taken charge of their mental health and get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/listener.


We'd like to thank each and every one of you for listening in every week. If you'd like to support the show, you can drop us a review on your favorite podcast platform or, if you're feeling extra generous, drop us a subscribe over at Patreon.com/OnlineWarriorsPodcast. We have three tiers of subscriptions, each of which gives you some awesome bonus content!


As always, we appreciate you tuning in, and look forward to seeing you next week! Stay safe and healthy everyone!


Thanks again to Daniel Greenberg! Check him out at:


Twitter: https://twitter.com/winterion 

Winterion Game Studios on Youtube: http://watch.winterion.com 

Winterion Game Studios Website: https://winterion.com/index.html 

George Mason University: https://www.gmu.edu/ 

Daniel Greenberg at GMU: https://www.gmu.edu/profiles/dgreenb2 


Find us all over the web:


Online Warriors Twitter: https://twitter.com/onlinewarriors1

Illeagle's Twitter: https://twitter.com/OWIlleagle86

Nerdbomber's Twitter: https://twitter.com/OWNerdbomber

Techtic's Twitter: https://twitter.com/OWTechtic

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/onlinewarriorspodcast

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onlinewarriorspodcast/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwOwzY6aBcTFucWEeFEtwIg

Merch Store: https://teespring.com/stores/onlinewarriorspodcast

Welcome back to another episode of the Online Warriors Podcast! This week, we have a very special episode in store for you.


We kick off the episode with a special guest interview featuring Daniel Greenberg, Professor of Game Design at George Mason University and founder of Winterion Game Studios! Daniel came on the show today to chat about all things gaming (and root beer)! Some quick hits from our interview:


Daniel's background and start in game design academia (1:01)

Gaming as a staple in today's society (2:47)

When gaming evolved into an art form instead of a fun "diversion" (3:41)

Transmediation and how we interact with various forms of media (9:23)

The "importance of storytelling vs. gameplay mechanics" debate (11:50)

Game design elements that are fundamental for a really good game (17:05)

The story of Winterion Game Studios and the IONGAMING project (21:47)

"Must-play" retro games (26:39)

Daniel's personal game development plans/experience (32:23)

Daniel's favorite board game recommendations (34:33)

Daniel's thoughts on the future of gaming and VR's place in that future (37:34)

Daniel's history as a root beer aficionado (44:37) 

Daniel answers: "If you could be a superhero, what would be your superpower?" (50:22)


Next up, we dive into a couple nerdy news topics that broke this week:


TikTok unveils plans for TikTok Kitchen, a "ghost" restaurant delivery service (58:24)

Ubisoft announces a Splinter Cell Remake (1:10:00)


The crew then goes hands on in their What-Are-You-Up-To Segment:


Nerdbomber watches Ron's Gone Wrong and starts reading The Boys comics (1:18:39)

Illeagle watches West Side Story and continues Spider-Man: Miles Morales (1:23:39)

Techtic reads a book on Drones (1:26:55)


Then, we don't mean to drone on, but we have some Drone trivia! (1:29:36)


Special shoutout to our Patreon Producer: Steven Keller


Today's podcast is brought to you by BetterHelp, professional counseling done securely online. Join over 1 million people who have taken charge of their mental health and get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/listener.


We'd like to thank each and every one of you for listening in every week. If you'd like to support the show, you can drop us a review on your favorite podcast platform or, if you're feeling extra generous, drop us a subscribe over at Patreon.com/OnlineWarriorsPodcast. We have three tiers of subscriptions, each of which gives you some awesome bonus content!


As always, we appreciate you tuning in, and look forward to seeing you next week! Stay safe and healthy everyone!


Thanks again to Daniel Greenberg! Check him out at:


Twitter: https://twitter.com/winterion 

Winterion Game Studios on Youtube: http://watch.winterion.com 

Winterion Game Studios Website: https://winterion.com/index.html 

George Mason University: https://www.gmu.edu/ 

Daniel Greenberg at GMU: https://www.gmu.edu/profiles/dgreenb2 


Find us all over the web:


Online Warriors Twitter: https://twitter.com/onlinewarriors1

Illeagle's Twitter: https://twitter.com/OWIlleagle86

Nerdbomber's Twitter: https://twitter.com/OWNerdbomber

Techtic's Twitter: https://twitter.com/OWTechtic

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/onlinewarriorspodcast

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onlinewarriorspodcast/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwOwzY6aBcTFucWEeFEtwIg

Merch Store: https://teespring.com/stores/onlinewarriorspodcast

1 hr 39 min