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Video Game Violence Reprise

Calls for video game legislation and NRA boycotts have me thinking A thorny side of the issue that isn’t often discussed...

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Moral Combat + Violence in Video Games + 020

Many of the stories we hear about the video games influencing acts of mass violence are exaggerated or incorrect The flaws...

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Coaching for Geeks + Robin Bates + 019

Robin Bates of Coaching for Geeks introduces us to the ways that games can be used for self-development Robin recites the...

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Side Quest Fitness + Robbie Farlow + 018

Robbie Farlow of Side Quest Fitness chats about his video game-inspired coaching methods How boss battles help get motivated to exercise...

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Video Games and Philosophy + Jordan Erica Webber + Dan Griliopoulos + 017

Jordan Erica Webber and Dan Griliopoulos discuss their book Ten Things Video Games Can Teach Us: (about life, philosophy and everything)...

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Game Dev Loadout + Tony Chan + 016

Tony Chan talks with +7 about developing his first game and about his game dev industry podcast How he bounced back...

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Games Impact People

No one could have predicted how video games would influence the world. 

Dismissed like new media often is, video games fell into the mental category of “Waste of Time” for a generation.  Even those who partook and enjoyed games did so believing them pointless pursuits.  

Those years of obscurity are over.  The bigger and flashier games are but a symptom of the real impact of play empowered by digital technology. 

Games shaped the people who now shape the world. 

+7 Intelligence

It’s about time that we talk to the people who devoted years of their lives to games – without those pesky pre-conceived notions. Let’s hear about games have left tangible imprints on the world.

Enter the podcast. Each episode interviews people from all walks of life who have been inspired by the games they play. People who have harnessed the magic of play to extraordinary effect.

Season 1 of the show featured 20 interviews with game designers, psychologists, educators, app developers, coaches and I think an archaeologist got in there somehow. Season 2 is loading and should arrive summer 2018, weather permitting.

+ Crafted By

Ches Hall

The man behind the mic. . . and the audio editor . . . and the social media . . . this show is my fault.

By day, I am an engineer at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

Video games have been a frequent character in my life’s story: from the educational games I played as a kid, to making a best friend by helping him cheese his way through Majora’s Mask with a guide book, to distracting me from studying, and they fascinate me even now.

Recently I looked back on the inspiration that games have given me contrasted to their reputation and thought, “Someone has got to make a podcast to fix this.” No one had warned me that I am a someone.

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+ Featured Guests

Here are some of the high level players who have appeared on the show.

Josué Cardona

Counselor + Podcaster


Twitch Streamer

Z Yang

Founder of Serenity Forge

+ Have your voice heard

The +7 Intelligence community is about revolutionizing how we think about games. To do that, it will take many stories and many voices.

The +7 Intelligence Discord chat room is all about discussing the power and influence of games with me and fellow listeners. Join the discussion, throw in some emojis, and hop on games with new and old friends.


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