SGJ Podcast #83 – The Tropiest of Space Game Tropes

WHY ARE ALL SPACE PIRATES LIKE THIS?!
WHY ARE ALL SPACE PIRATES LIKE THIS?!

Welcome, my friends, to this episode of the Space Game Junkie Podcast (also happy Thanksgiving to all of my fellow Americans! ;)! This week, Jim and I talk about a few things, such as a small glut of space games hitting Steam, the (at the time upcoming, currently ongoing) Steam Fall sale, and our main topic of the week, space game tropes! Tropes like: Why are pirates always like a biker gang? Why do they call big fighters, “bombers”? How come YOU always have to be in charge of the damned wing? That sort of thing. It made for a fun conversation, I’d like to think. ;)

If you choose to watch the video, I choose a game from one of the sources of the tropiest of tropiest tropes, Star Wars. ;) Through emulation I got my PS2 copy of Jedi Starfighter working on my PC, so rather than stare at a bland image, you can watch something as well. ;) As always, if you have a suggestion for a guest or topic, hit us up in the comments or ping us at hail@spacegamejunkie.com, and join us next week when we talk about Jim’s favorite capital ship simulator, Star Trek: Bridge Commander! ;) Thanks for listening, and we hope you enjoy the show!

1 comment on SGJ Podcast #83 – The Tropiest of Space Game Tropes

  1. OK, I did actually listen to this podcast until the end, but I’m not really into shooters so didn’t send any email to the unusual pickle. :D

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