001 GamingBandits Live! Show notes

PC Bandits,

We’re going live!  If you’re up for it, you’ll want to join us 11am EDT Wed July 8th:
https://www.twitch.tv/ironhamtv
You don’t have to participate if you don’t feel up to it… I’m sure that Kal will be lurking only on Discord so you won’t be alone in your judgmental silence! 😉

Bratlett has kindly offered to help get anyone into the discord voice chat if they have any discord problems.

That’s right, we’re taking PC Banditry to the world on Twitch this week.  

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But why stop on planet Earth!?… have a look at the new trailer for Kerbal Space Program 2…

I was so taken with what I saw that I had to learn more…here’s their developer trailer: 

But Kerbal was not built without problems it seems…HUGE problems in fact:https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-03/kerbal-space-program-2-release-disrupted-by-corporate-strife

Have you ever had trouble working with or gaming with someone? Since we can’t all just buy our way out of conflicts…how do you deal with disagreements or annoying people online?

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And how do we stay at the top of our game?  How do we avoid missing those critical shots because of a cramping finger or a cricked neck or a blurry sniper site from tired eyes… it’s hard to believe, but gamer burnout is a real concern in this BILLION dollar business of e-sports!

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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/esports-burnout-in-video-gaming-cbsn-originals

But have no fear…here’s what you can do to keep yourself at your Bandit best and your body in play…

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What do you do to stay fit and alert in your gaming…what one change could you make to your gaming setup to make it better?  Let’s talk about game winning Ergonomic setups that don’t turn us into creaky old trolls! 

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I know we’ve got a couple of Sims fans here, but did you know that the game designer was originally inspired to design the game when he lost his house to the 1991 Oakland fire.  He had to rebuild it from scratch and enjoyed the challenge so much he wanted to make a game out it?

https://www.gamesradar.com/in-the-sims-maxis-created-an-iconic-living-snapshot-of-90s-america/

And if you want to really put your Sims skills (or perseverance) to the test, check out these 7 challenges to shake up your gameplay.

https://www.cnet.com/news/the-sims-4-try-these-7-challenges-to-shake-up-your-gameplay/

We’ll also hear how Baz is enjoying and any tips he’s got for us from his intense The University of Oklahoma Esports Club: Overwatch this week!

Cheers,
D!

The Tech Bandits is our Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math inspiration club with a focus on assistive tech. The Gaming Bandits sessions use video games and tech to inspire learning, responsible cyber citizenry, equality and empathy both online and off.

Contagious Curiosity -> Inspired Learning

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