SGJ Podcast #83 – The Tropiest of Space Game Tropes


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, 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!

Author: Brian Rubin

1 thought 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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