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Two dudes who love God, their wives, the church, and occasionally indulge in some video games.

The #Backlog Breakdown Nate & Josh

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Two dudes who love God, their wives, the church, and occasionally indulge in some video games.

    161.2: You're Not Supposed to Like It (w/ Mark, Jake, & Landry) Part 2

    161.2: You're Not Supposed to Like It (w/ Mark, Jake, & Landry) Part 2

    Most of the time, we play video games to be entertained. But can the medium do more than that? What happens when a video game intentionally make you, as the player, feel uncomfortable? This week, Mark from Quick Play and Jake & Landry from The Bitcast join us to discuss how intentional dissonance can be a powerful way of telling stories and creating interactive experiences.
    [This is part 2, where we discuss our main topic. See part 1 for our introductions and backlog reports.]

    Check out the Quick Play podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/quick-play/id1623478883

    And check out the Bitcast here: https://open.spotify.com/show/5tfVOuoeExNZDbYvRflDHC

    We'd love to hear from you! Join us on our social media by checking out our Linktree: https://linktr.ee/thebacklogbreakdown

    And if you'd like to support us, you can visit our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thebacklogbreakdown

    The Backlog Breakdown is a proud member of the Play Well Network, a network of podcasts that seek to approach recreation in a more thoughtful manner. Until there is a rabbit trail to follow. Check out all of the other amazing Play Well podcasts Here. Get PWNed, scrubs.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    161.1: You're Not Supposed to Like It (w/ Mark, Jake, & Landry) Part 1

    161.1: You're Not Supposed to Like It (w/ Mark, Jake, & Landry) Part 1

    Most of the time, we play video games to be entertained. But can the medium do more than that? What happens when a video game intentionally make you, as the player, feel uncomfortable? This week, Mark from Quick Play and Jake & Landry from The Bitcast join us to discuss how intentional dissonance can be a powerful way of telling stories and creating interactive experiences.
    [This is part 1, the first half of the podcast, before tackling our main topic]

    Check out the Quick Play podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/quick-play/id1623478883

    And check out the Bitcast here: https://open.spotify.com/show/5tfVOuoeExNZDbYvRflDHC

    We'd love to hear from you! Join us on our social media by checking out our Linktree: https://linktr.ee/thebacklogbreakdown

    And if you'd like to support us, you can visit our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thebacklogbreakdown

    The Backlog Breakdown is a proud member of the Play Well Network, a network of podcasts that seek to approach recreation in a more thoughtful manner. Until there is a rabbit trail to follow. Check out all of the other amazing Play Well podcasts Here. Get PWNed, scrubs.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    bite sized: For the Fun of It

    bite sized: For the Fun of It

    This week, Josh gives some of his thoughts on the benefits of video games and a some warnings not to overindulge.

    Check out Upper Echelon's video on How Video Games Play You (language warning) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJG2dli2LTg

    Jump in our Discord and let him know how much you enjoyed the episode! Click Here to visit our LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/thebacklogbreakdown

    The Backlog Breakdown is a proud member of the Play Well Network, a network of podcasts that seek to approach recreation in a more thoughtful manner. Until there is a rabbit trail to follow. Check out all of the other amazing Play Well podcasts Here. Get PWNed, scrubs.

    • 18 min
    160: Old is Gold or New and Shiny?

    160: Old is Gold or New and Shiny?

    This week, Nate and Josh reconvene to discuss whether it's better to be driven by nostalgia or if recency bias is more compelling. Should your favorite games continue to be your favorite games, or should it evolve over time? Does the ability to make new kinds of experiences in gaming invalidate the old? Should it cause us to look at them in a different light?

    We'd love to hear from you! Join us on our social media by checking out our Linktree: https://linktr.ee/thebacklogbreakdown

    And if you'd like to support us, you can visit our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thebacklogbreakdown

    The Backlog Breakdown is a proud member of the Play Well Network, a network of podcasts that seek to approach recreation in a more thoughtful manner. Until there is a rabbit trail to follow. Check out all of the other amazing Play Well podcasts Here. Get PWNed, scrubs.

    • 2 hr 39 min
    bite sized: A Beefy Bit of Xbox Beef (w/ Mark from Quick Play)

    bite sized: A Beefy Bit of Xbox Beef (w/ Mark from Quick Play)

    Oh Xbox, what is you doin, baby?
    This week, Mark from Quick Play joins Nate to talk about the current state of Xbox and whether or not there is a way forward, given their trajectory. Mark has been a happy Xbox owner, but will that continue to the next generation, or might there be better options?

    And when you're done, be sure and Check out the Quick Play podcast by clicking here.

    You can also continue the conversation over on social media by Clicking Here to visit our LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/thebacklogbreakdown Or emailing us at thebacklogbreakdown@gmail.com.

    The Backlog Breakdown is a proud member of the Play Well Network, a network of podcasts that seek to approach recreation in a more thoughtful manner. Until there is a rabbit trail to follow. Check out all of the other amazing Play Well podcasts Here. Get PWNed, scrubs.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    159: Don't Waste Your Time (w/ Parker)

    159: Don't Waste Your Time (w/ Parker)

    With Josh away in Texas this week, Nate ropes in his good friend Parker to talk about whether or not video games are just a waste of time. Being a listener of video game podcasts, you may assume the answer to be a strong "no", but Nate and Parker reference some Scripture that may have you thinking about the way you play.

    We'd love to hear from you! Join us on our social media by checking out our Linktree: https://linktr.ee/thebacklogbreakdown

    And if you'd like to support us, you can visit our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thebacklogbreakdown

    The Backlog Breakdown is a proud member of the Play Well Network, a network of podcasts that seek to approach recreation in a more thoughtful manner. Until there is a rabbit trail to follow. Check out all of the other amazing Play Well podcasts Here. Get PWNed, scrubs.

    • 2 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

DPTBassment ,

Down to earth/humble/practical

This is a fun and interesting little podcast I’ve been listening to for the past couple years now. Helpful in how and how not to practice stewardship with video games and well as other things. Good at being bad at brevity and that’s ok.

PLytle ,

A lot of fun

Not a show that is going to yell at you for buying a game but one that will remind you to find balance in your life . . . while playing a lot of games. Somehow that really works. Check it out!

J-Wolfdog ,

Insightful, humble gamers-something we need more of

Just started listening, and already love the humility these guys show as they discuss different games, and game-related issues. Really looking forward to more episodes!

I also love how long the episodes are, so keep that up as well, haha.

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