Just when you thought it was safe to put down Animal Crossing and go outside, Radults drops drop their geekiest episode ever, as Brenton and Mike are joined in conversation by Tim Biggs. Tim has been researching and writing about video games for more than 10 years. His master's thesis was on the place of games in social theory and his articles have appeared on the likes of IGN and Kotaku. He's currently the Technology Editor at The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, where he writes weekly reviews and has travelled the world chasing gaming scoops, as well as covering more serious tech and other issues. Tim also happens to be an old uni mate of Brenton's (they met in Philosophy class) and as a result has been on the receiving end of a LOT of stupid tech questions via messenger, so you can add 'patience of a saint' to his list of unlocked achievements.
This conversation took place during the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, a time when millions of people are inside, playing video games as a means of survival, making it the ideal time for a thoughtful and at times inspiring deep dive into the ever evolving world of video games.
Episode topics include: How Tim got started as a games journalist, when he first fell in love with games, the philosophy of gaming as it relates to social connectivity, the current and future role of gaming in childhood development and education, the evolution of video games, his love of retro gaming, the role games are playing in human lives during the current pandemic and much much more. The boys also find out which next generation console Tim thinks will be the likely winner, force him to choose between some of his favourites in a very geeky Radbreak and as is custom, get Tim's Tips for being a Radult! So stay home, stay inside, turn it up and get inspired to geek out with Radults.