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Our first guest on the show! We discuss the concept of 'gaming rage' with Doctor Peter Todd. This was recorded back in the heat of summer when the World Cup was in our midsts, so forgive some references. Disclaimer: Peter Todd is not a real doctor.

Transcript

Profile photo of Peter Todd Peter

I don’t have time to game anymore [in humorous Irish accent]

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Hello listeners and welcome to another, I think it’s the 13th episode should I say, of “I Don’t Have Time To Game Anymore”. It’s your usual hosts, David and Jay, and you might have heard a slightly different…

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…a stray Leprechaun, that no one expected.

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A podcast virgin, would you say Jay? It’s Peter Todd! How’s it going, Pete?

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It’s uhhh, a special day today—it’s Canada day! I’m in the basement of my apartment in Toronto.

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So, for all you listeners that don’t know, Pete is a… [hesitates] long and trusted friend of ours [chuckles]. It goes back to the university days. He is a gamer, so there is a link why he’s on the show, right Pete?

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I am a ‘mild gamer’, shall we say?

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I think there is an avid gamer inside of you somewhere, right? Like… deep.

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There’s an avid gamer but there’s no time to game anymore.

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Like me, Pete has offspring, don’t you Pete?

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I do. I’m ‘with child’.

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He is ‘with child’. He has a daughter, like myself. So it’s just Jay who’s slagging [splutters], slah, sluh, errrm, sloh, …what’s the? I don’t even know what the word is now.

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I think you mean lagging.

The World Cup

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Lagging? Haha, slagging behind! [laughs]. But it’s good to have you on the show, Pete. So at the start of the show me and Jay usually, you know, have a little chat about what’s been happening, and I’d just like to say—it’s the world cup!

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It is the world cup, yes! That’s been all-consuming in my free time.

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And we’ve mentioned before—so, me and Jay are from Wales… so I mean, Wales isn’t in the world cup. But Pete is actually, and this is verified—Pete is English, right Pete? We have an Englishman on the show. And how have England been doing at the moment? Have you been happy with their performance?

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I have been happy, yes! So, we are OUT OF THE GROUPS!

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You are out of the groups.

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Oh, are we out?

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No, we’re not “we”, Jay—”we’re” not Wales.

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No, you’re not English!

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[Chuckles]. You say that like you’re doing a lot better than Wales, but you’re out!

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No we’re not out. When Pete says ‘out of the group’ he means they’ve moved on to the next round.

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We’ve _progressed from the groups Jay.

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Oh…

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Moving swiftly on. I know you had an incident, didn’t you Jay, with your cat? You always have incidents. Your cat is like a walking vet bill.

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[laughing] He’s a bastard.

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Didn’t he have something stuck up his bum, or something? [laughs] He did!

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Noooo, he didn’t.

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He did! You said something got stuck up his bum.

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I think you filled in the gaps.

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Go on then Jay, what’s the story?

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What happened was, he couldn’t go to the toilet. So he had what’s called Cystitis.

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He had something stuck up his bum.

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There were no objects being stuck up his bum.

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[Laughing] until they pulled out a Lego piece.

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[Everyone laughing] and Jay’s toothbrush.

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[Still laughing] it’s got my initials on.

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Oh, he always sits on that!

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It’s just a massive smokescreen so I can stick a toothbrush up my cat’s bum.

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Yeah, Jay doesn’t like eating meat, but he likes the odd shaving of cat arse cheek. It’s like caviar, right? It’s a delicacy. Jay slice’s it like a radish.

Interview with Doctor Peter Todd

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Now, as Pete is a new guest on the show, I thought, Pete, we could do a little, erm, interview section. Are you down for that? Because if you say no, we’re just going to cut your mic right now [laughs].

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Alright, shoot.

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Pete is a very casual gamer, and so the idea is that his answers will be amusing to both Dave and I, and to you the listener. That was the only reason we got him on the show.

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So the deal is Pete, I’m going to ask you a few questions, and you can’t really think about them too hard, ok? Some will just be ‘either or this’, I might ask you a few questions. Just, you know, roll with the punches. So… Jay, give us a little intro for Pete

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[Jingle] Get to know Peter Todd.

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[Laughing].

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[Buzzer fires]. Name!

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Peter Todd.

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Nick name.

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Pe-der Tawd [mock Canadian Accent].

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Mario or Sonic?

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Mario.

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Gaming Motto.

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Kill’em all.

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[Laughing]

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Very… unorthodox answers.

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Your greatest quality.

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Tapping buttons quickly.

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God, what a gamer. Your dad finds you naked in the basement with a gaming headset on. What does he say?

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Can I join?

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Your mum finds you naked in the attic with a PlayStation Move controller, what does she say?

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I’ll get your dad.

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So now I’m going to list some words. Shout the first thing that comes to your head. [Buzzer fires]. Noob!

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What? I don’t know what that is.

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Gordon Freeman.

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Halo. No. No, what’s that other game? Half-Life.

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Solid Snake.

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Solid Steak?

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Solid Snake.

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I don’t know what Solid Snake… that sounds like a sex game!

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Fornite.

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Fortnight? Erm, I dunno. Monthly?

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[Laughing]. God.

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A few of the classic answers we were hoping for already.

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Is that a game?!

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Carry on. Carry on—it’s still going, we’re getting to know Pete. So, finish the end of this sentence. ‘It’s a meeee.’

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Mario.

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‘You won’t win!’

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Uhh, unless you try!

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Rise and shine, Mister…

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…Freeman.

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Hahaaa, good!

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I know that one!

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That’s getting to know Pete [applauding].

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How did I do? I felt like there were a few games that I might have heard on earlier podcasts.

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You are an avid listener, right Pete? It is an excellent podcast?

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I am, yes.

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To get on our show, that’s all you have to do is subscribe, and we invite you on, basically.

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There are two questions I actually have here, Pete, that me and Jay were thinking of, that we want a bit more insightful…ness from you if that works? We’ll cut you off if it doesn’t.

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OK.

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So my first question is about ‘rage’ in gaming.

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Hmmm.

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For those people that don’t experience rage in gaming, I want them to have some sort of like ‘what goes on through someone who has rage’ when it comes to video games. Maybe I’ll give you a scenario Pete, yeah?

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OK.

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FIFA.

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Yeah [sighs], I think that’s a good example.

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You’re playing a FIFA game.

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Yep.

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Dominating all match, hit the post, you know, cleared it off the line, then last minute of the game—someone pumps a ball upfield, and it comes off your bum and goes in the net. What’s the first stage?

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The first stage of rage?

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Yeah. You would say you have gamer’s rage?

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I would say I’m a recovering addict of gamer’s rage.

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I think Dave, you should explain the concept of gaming rage.

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Basically if something doesn’t go your way in the game, and you think it’s bullshit—which is 99% of the time.

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…you regress to a child, and throw your controller or do something irrational, when you feel a lack of control with the game.

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And to be fair Pete has got a bit better. I haven’t heard as many controllers being… maybe that’s with having a family because, you know, you’re more budget conscious.

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Actually, you know what—I have a steering wheel which has a base on it. So now, when I get rage, I just sort of tap the controller against this base. It’s strong enough that it won’t break the controller or the base. You need to channel it through the right mediums.

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Yeah, well that’s a good DIY solution, there.

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It is!

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We’ll put the details on your Twitter account—about what you can do if you have gaming rage. And would you be open, Pete, to listeners? If they rage—for one-on-one…

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We’ll I’m not really sure that I’ve actually solved the problem yet.

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You lose all control? Is it something where you blank? Do you wake up the next morning, like it’s a total blank?

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No!

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It’s a blackout? You wake up, and there are fragments of controller around you, and you think ‘Oh no! I had another rage episode! Your wife comes down to the basement; she’s stepping on pieces of controller…

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Yeah…

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It’s like you’ve turned into the Hulk or something.

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It’s not until you’ve broken something until you fully feel satisfied expending all your rage. So I think something to be said for having something that’s going to completely obliterate once you hit it.

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No regret after the event has happened?

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Oh yeah! Complete regret.

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What’s the worst bout of rage you’ve had? Anyone died or something? [Laughing] you stabbed someone?

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When I was a young…

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A young warthog! [Bursts out laughing] Carry on.

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When I used to live at home with my parents, I used to have soft walls. I remember when I used to play one game, I used to punch the walls.

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Soft walls?! Were you in a mental institution?!

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[Laughing] He’d also have these belts strapped around him.

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This wall would get softer and softer—it had this indentation—until one day, I remember I was playing this football manager game or something, I punched it, and my first went all the wall through the wall and hit one of the beams.

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No way!

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…and the house collapsed!

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[Laughs]

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But the rage carries on. You finish the game but then you’re still in a rage for the next 15-20 minutes; it’s still on your mind.

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Is it a disease? I dunno

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It’s not a disease! I’m not dying.

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Pete, what we do now, is do a rundown of the news, but news we wanna talk about.

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[Whispering] Pete’s a bastard… Pete’s a bastard

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[Giggling] He’s gone for a piss, listeners.

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[Bursts out laughing].

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If you tweet us now, and you want him cut. We can do that, right Jay?

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Yeah but Dave, it’s not a live show.

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Oh yeah. That’s true. That’s true, I’ve just realised. But tell us what you think listeners—if you like Pete, we’re thinking of keeping him on, potentially. So, you know.

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He’s on probation at the moment.

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Yeah, right. He hasn’t got any benefits yet. But if you like what Pete’s got to say, let us know, and we’ll keep him on board for future episodes.

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And what if they don’t? Bought that microphone for nothing! Send that back to Amazon. ‘Lightly used microphone. Somewhat damaged by a fit of rage, after being dropped by…’

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Basically sent back to them in a million pieces, sellotaped together.

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Stuck it up my dog’s arse.

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OK! OK! [trying to calm Pete down]. Yeah, don’t make fun of the arse thing. That’s a disease, right Jay? The arse disease.

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Cystisis.

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It’s a disease, it’s not a thing to be laughed at. Anyway, it’s news, news!

News

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Pete, why don’t you give us an intro to the news?

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Before you continue, Dave. I’ve got an idea.

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Go on.

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Why don’t we ask Pete to tell us what he thinks is the gaming news for this week?

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I think it might be short.

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Don’t undersell me. I have actually heard some gaming news. I don’t actually know if it was this week; might have been last week.

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[Laughing] ‘I heard the PS4 is coming out’

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[Laughing]. I don’t know if this is relevant for the news that you want to cover but I did see on the BBC News…

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Oh!

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…that they are now saying that gaming is becoming a mental health issue. Mic drop!

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You know what?! My first news article is that! We’ll ask Pete for the next one but for now, let’s just roll with this one. So, basically, the World Health Organisation (or the ‘WHO’)…

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I don’t think they call them ‘The WHO’.

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They do, they do! They call them ‘The WHO’.

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They do call them ‘The WHO’, so egg on your face.

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Yeah, there’s massive egg dripping down your face. It’s called ‘Gaming disorder’ as a mental health condition. In their 11th edition of their ‘International Classification of Diseases’ (and I’m sure we’ve all read the first 10), they’ve basically said that playing too many games can be a mental health condition. And the first sign that you have a mental disorder is ‘impaired control over gaming’. So, basically, the frequency, the intensity and the duration—so basically playing a lot.

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We did play, like 8 hours of Halo, the other night, Dave! [Laughing]

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So maybe we do have a gaming disorder.

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But. Were you playing together, or were you playing on your own?

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Together—so I like to classify it as a social thing.

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Surely the WHO are classifying this mostly on online gaming, so I’m not sure this would be excluded from their classification.

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Hmm, yeah. One of their researchers actually said that ‘some of the worst cases seen in global research were gamers playing for up to 20 hours a day—forgoing sleep, work, school, and other daily activities’. I think we’re fine for now, but who knows—if we didn’t have adult responsibilities… but that’s what they’re saying though—if we did have adult responsibilities we would just like [pause]… I bet they’re shit hot on Halo though, right!

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[Laughs].

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OK, point number 2 — ‘Increasing priority given to gaming to the extent that gaming gives precedence to other life interests’.

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I think we’re ok with that. I know, you’re the same Dave, I have to personally haggle with my fiancé to get gaming time.

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It’s always trying to make a deal, isn’t it? I don’t know what women have got against… actually, not women! Cut that—we’ll have all the women’s rights people after us [chuckles].

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No, I don’t think it’s women, it’s just a partner, where you’re negotiating time away from your partner.

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I’ve got a question. So, have either of you ever tried to include your partners in a gaming session?

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I know Jay has.

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Multiple times.

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But I can’t imagine it’s as good as you want it to be, especially if they’re pretty… I dunno—I just can’t imagine it’s that good. Jenn doesn’t wanna know anything; she just doesn’t care, she doesn’t really wanna know—so that knocks that on the head. I know Jana’s a bit interested, right?

The third point is the continued escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences. So I imagine that means, you’re losing your job, your wife is going to leave you, but you still carry on gaming [laughing]. Your wife’s going “I’m leaving”, and you’re giving her the thumbs up as she’s going out the door.

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“Killtacular”, as she slams the door.

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One point I want to make though—I don’t know if your partners are the same—my wife always forgets, and I keep trying to tell her, but she always forgets how I can’t pause online games.

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Yes.

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Or if I can, it’s a very small window, and I’ve got to get back to the game…

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Or, what happens is, you’ve got a small window to game, and you roughly estimate how long the game’s going to take, but sometimes you don’t know—a level can take 20 minutes longer than you think.

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Yeah! You can’t just stop half way through.

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Yeah, they’re watching the clock—you’ve gotta finish! You’ve got to get to that next save, or whatever it is.

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You’re explaining that you’re going to lose all that progress, and they don’t give a fuck.

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I have a story for you. I was about 16 or something—she came over and she thought she might be pregnant.

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Oh, no! I bet she came over when you were on the last boss.

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Well, this is the thing. She came over, and she told me that she missed her period or something. I wanted to have a serious discussion with her, but I told her…

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…that I needed to find the next save point on Metroid Prime.

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[Laughing]

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… on the Gamecube. I said ‘can you just wait 10 minutes until I find the next save point?’ Because I’d made so much progress! And I knew I’d be thrown back 30 minutes. I felt horrendous doing it, but at the same time I knew it had to be done, so I had to tell her—’just hold off a second’.

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Yeah, I mean—is it a big deal? To wait 10 minutes to find a save point?

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What would you have done, Jay, if you would have said to you at that point in time “Jay, you come off that game right now, or I’m gone!” —what would you have done?

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I would have paused it and turned the TV off.

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[Laughing] you go “there, it’s off!” and the Xbox is still running. When I’m planning to game, if for some reason one of you can’t make it, I pretend that I’ve decided I’m not going to play with you and want to spend time.

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Yeah I’ve done that. I did that last week, Dave. We decided that we couldn’t do the podcast for whatever reason—she started trying to like, barter with me, and make a deal. She said “if you don’t do the podcast, then we can do this”—I can’t remember what it was—her not knowing that we’d already decided not to do the podcast.

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So, a new section that we’ve introduced listeners—is, you know at the end of a news article there’s comments from different people? So, on the mental health gaming topic, I’ve got a few comments to read out—you can tell me what you think. So there’s this one poster called ‘Criven’—he said “I think I’m hitting close to 40-50 hours gaming a week, and I have a productive full-time job. Spent even more time when I was in grad school. To be fair, my exercise mostly comes from VR, so that adds to it.

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I’ve quickly done some calculations, Dave, and that’s seven hours a day—that’s quite a lot. That’s a full-time job.

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Another guy—’Chunky CJW’—said “To be honest, just about everything can be addictive, from over-exercising, which can lead to heart problems and damaged joints, to binge-watching on Netflix which can lead to deep vein thrombosis. Why is it always a big deal?

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I’ve never heard of that. I’ve never heard of D.V.T. caused by Netflix. I think he’s clutching at straws.

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OK. A guy called Balthar said “Am I the only one that knows an adult who plays video games all day, with no income, still dependent on their parents, not in school, and becomes irrationally angry because every game’s difficulty cheats them. It’s funny because there’s a chain then, and one guy says “There’s too many of them and they’re entitled pricks. I have nothing nice to say about them.”

OK, let’s see what else is in the gaming news. Apparently, Nintendo has been cracking down on piracy with some new security measures. Nick9390 says “fuck people who pirate games”, and then he puts in brackets “(unless it’s a classic game that came out 20 years ago and isn’t even being sold anymore)”, so obviously his piracy ethics [laughing] —there’s a lot of caveats when it comes to piracy. This one guy, I dunno what you guys think of this— The ‘Hero of Time’, says “Good! The worse off things are for those scumbags, the better! I would be in support of a console that explodes when it detects piracy”.

Moving on from that, hackers were reported to be setting porn as, you know the Nintendo profile? Someone managed to set porn as their profile pic. Would you be shocked if you saw that porn?

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I wouldn’t care.

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Would you be shocked, Pete? If you logged on and there was all this porn? Pete’s like “oh nooo! Nooo, noo!” As he’s flicking through all the pictures. “Arrr nooo, not that! Noooo. Get out the room!” He’s shouting, “Let me bear this burden!”

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“I’m going to report them for the next twenty minutes. Give me some time!”

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Each to their own, I wouldn’t haven any issues with it.

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One guy on the message board, he said “Many of the custom profile pictures on Black Ops 2 were the most vile and disgusting images that burned my eyes. I pray that they have no place on a Nintendo game”. So I’m thinking of getting Black Ops 2 [laughing].

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A nice segue Dave, isn’t Black Ops 3 on PS Plus this month?

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It is! It is a free game. There’s not many games that are good this month, right?

Explain That Game

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So, Pete. Are you ready for our game of the week?

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Yes.

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OK Pete, so we’re going to play now. And for some of our listeners, it’ll be familiar—it’s called “Explain That Game”. And we’ve played it—I would say—what do you reckon, Jay?—a few times in the past? It hasn’t been for a while though… Jay?

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[Munching noises]. Sorry, I’m just eating.

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God!

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I didn’t think you’d bring me in so soon.

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So basically, what me and Jay used to do, is give each other some games that we’ve made up—titles of games. And then the other person would just have to explain what it’s about.

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Ohhh OK.

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We’ve given you games that are actual games that we didn’t think you would know. And we’re going to see what you’ll come up with.

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OK.

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Pete, are you ready?

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So I’ve just got to explain what the game is?

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Yeah. Try and act like a marketing person and say what the game’s about.

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You’re fighting for your career here, someone’s given you a presentation to give.

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Yeah! 5 minutes before you go in, they say “we’ve got to sell this game”. You go in and tell everyone what it’s about, OK?

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OK.

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“Conker’s Bad Fur Day”

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OK, so. Conker is a squirrel but he’s having a bad fur day in that his fur is all falling off his body.

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God!

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He’s got, like—cancer for squirrels.

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So it’s sad. There’s a sad scene at the beginning, where he’s losing all his fur?

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Yeah. Actually, Conker, he undergoes some chemotherapy prior to the game. You know, as chemo does to people—it starts to kill off his fur. So not only is winter coming but he’s also starting to lose his fur. So the game is like a frantic dash to collect the acorns so that Conker can survive the winter before he freezes to death. There’ll be other scavenger animals trying to steal the acorns; badgers trying to maul him; people with BB guns.

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What if he explains to the badgers that he’s got cancer and he needs this stuff?

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There’s a boss scene where basically there’s a mountain of acorns, and there’s a badger in the way. He has to negotiate himself around the badger.

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I like that. You can go in all guns blazing where you can shiv the badger, or you can try and talk him out of it. I like that story, what do you think, Jay?

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Yeah, I think it’s better than the original game [laughing]. It’s also got an environmentalist story thread going to it, which I think is quite relevant to real life.

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Yeah, I feel like quite a lot of people will, you know, sympathise with Conker’s predicament. Predicament sounds like such a soft word for cancer, but that’s a game that I would potentially buy, would you, Jay?

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Yeah, I think that’s a first win for Pete, I think.

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He’s got a point. OK, Pete—we’re goign to do your last one—Shadow of the Colossus.

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So this is a stealth game.

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OK. We love stealth games.

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So, essentially you play the role of a shadow.

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OK. God! [Laughing].

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I wasn’t expecting that to be honest.

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It sounds like a massive twist.

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So… Colossus is basically this big Greek empire that you have to take down, and the way you do that is you’ve got to follow these like armoured men who are going to act as your weaponry. But you have to follow them in such a way that you look like the shadow of that person.

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You have to stay in their shadow, sort of thing? Yeaaaah [getting excited]

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Exactly! So there’s like a stealth meter, and if you stray too far in front of them or to the side, it starts to alert the people you’re trying to stealth-pass. So you have to stay walking at the same pace, you’ve got to follow where the sun’s going, and make sure that the shadow’s in the right place. Then every so often you can pop out and kick people.

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You’re good, Pete. You’re a natural, I think.

End of the Show

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So listeners, that’s been another episode of “I Don’t Have Time To Game Anymore”. I hope you’ve enjoyed the episode this week, with Jay?

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What do you want me to say? What do you want me to say?!

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[Laughing] Just tell the listeners you’ve had good times.

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[Laughing] I’ve had a great time this episode.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed our new guest. We hope to bring on new guests… and maybe invite Pete back.

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Maybe.

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Pete, have you broken you in? Are you interested on coming on board, you know, if we decide?

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[Giggling]

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What, if I “make the cut”? … Yeah. Bring me back.

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Pete, what do you want to say to the listeners?

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Follow this podcast and share with your friends. Let’s go viral.

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If you do want to follow or subscribe to our podcast, you can follow us on Twitter as “I Don’t Have Time To Game Anymore” but use the first initial of each word, so IDHTTGA.

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Smooth.

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Yep. We need to just record that and just do it—put it in each time. And, what is it, Jay? Do the subscribe stuff.

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If you’d like to star, heart, or favourite us on your podcast app of choice, or rate us on iTunes—that would really help.

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Bye byyyeeee.

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Bye.

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Buh-bye.