HPP #22 - The Triforce of Mediation

HPP #22 - The Triforce of Mediation

Gamers are incredibly passionate folks, and truth be told, we don't always get along. As much as we love playing games with other people, we can get pretty nasty with each other really quickly. Sometimes feelings get hurt and friendships take critical damage, or worse, crumble completely. How can we avoid this and...

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HPP #14 - The SWEG Lord

HPP #14 - The SWEG Lord

Highly Entertaining Twitch streamer and pizza connoisseur Hotsammysliz comes by HP HQ to talk about pizza! He also discusses how he built the his stream community, known as the SWEG Kingdom, the significance of being a black streamer, his road to being partnered and the amazing relationships he's form along the way. MasterWife and MasterJoe also discover the origin of his nickname. We mainly talk about pizza though.

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HPP #13 - Cool Party!

HPP #13 - Cool Party!

The only thing better than a party is a game party. In this episode MasterWife and MasterJoe discuss different ways to upgrade your party hosting game! We give tips on how to dress up your party invitations so your guests will want to RSVP (stop using Facebook), break down the science behind choosing who to invite for what, discuss potential places where you can host a party, and give a slew of party ideas to get your creative gears turning.

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HPP #12 - Friends That Play Together...

HPP #12 - Friends That Play Together...

Think back over your short or long list of people that you've met since elementary school. How many of them, in one way or another, did you meet because of games? How many of them do you remember by the experiences you shared gaming together? In this episode, MasterWife and MasterJoe take a look back at their own respective childhoods and reflect on what games brought them together with their friends and family members.

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HPP #11 - Why Can't We Be Friends?

HPP #11 - Why Can't We Be Friends?

In this episode we chat with special guests Jehm Faulking and xoTreeHugger from the Insert Coin Theater Twitch stream team about platonic relationships! Intimate friendships with members of the opposite sex are a vital and sometimes tricky part of life. How do we make platonic relationships work? Why are these relationships important and why does the gaming community in particular need more of them? These answers and more await!

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HPP #10 - Then & Now: Video Game Parenting

HPP #10 - Then & Now: Video Game Parenting

The parent-to-child dynamics of the 80s and 90s are largely different than they are now for the current day and age. Many of the kids who grew up playing Atari, Nintendo, and Sega are now all grown up and wondering how video games will impact their own kids. In this episode, we bring in veteran parent MasterDad to discuss how parents in the old days viewed video games and how they managed it from a parenting standpoint.

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HPP #9 - Local Gaming, Online Gaming, Robots

HPP #9 - Local Gaming, Online Gaming, Robots

It's our first listener submitted topic! Local gaming. Online gaming. Robot parties. How can you navigate the pros and cons of both to help you build and maintain your relationships? Answer: Use Robots. After all, it's not the 90s anymore. The gaming industry as a whole is pumping out more online gaming experiences than ever before while games with local multiplayer offerings are far and few between. MasterWife and MasterJoe will be your trusty robot advisers with some neat tricks you can try the next time you set off to save the world with your (potential) friends.

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HPP #8 - Games and Cartoons ft. SAMMUS

HPP #8 - Games and Cartoons ft. SAMMUS

There are two things that every gamer can identify with: Games and cartoons. For some, these are merely a hobby; a way to kill time. For others, they're a means of connecting with others and making life just a little bit better. Games and cartoons are a common ground that a large portion of gamers share that not only bring us together, but provide us with opportunities to become better versions of ourselves.

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HPP #7 - An Apartment Full of Relationships

HPP #7 - An Apartment Full of Relationships

Relationships are a dynamic and ever changing part of life. The unfortunate reality is that they don't always last forever. How do you hit continue after it's game over? That's the question we attempt to answer with our special guests in this episode. We got a chance to sit down with two of the developers of recent Kickstarter success story "a•part•ment: a separated place" to discuss what drove them to make a narrative driven game about breakups and relationships.

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HPP #4: GamersUnite with @RETR0JOE

HPP #4: GamersUnite with @RETR0JOE

Gamers Unite! Twitter legend and retro gaming enthusiast @RETR0JOE joins us on the show as our very first special guest to share the story behind one of the most recognizable hashtags dedicated to the gaming community. This was such a fun interview and we really enjoyed chatting with Joe. Listen to find out what his favorite retro console and game are and how #gamersunite transformed into the movement it is today!

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HPP #3 - The Friendship Meter

HPP #3 - The Friendship Meter

The Sims is the gaming equivalent of Star Wars: Just about everyone has either played it or heard of it. Playing The Sims is like taking a course on the art or making friends. There's a lot to learn and even more to gain. MasterJoe breaks it down while discussing what is arguably the most important aspect of the game. MasterWife follows up by sharing some of her favorite games for friendship-building and explains the science behind why gaming with your acquaintances is such an effective way to level up new relationships from bronze league to diamond.

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