Charles Watson on Creating The GG App, The Letterboxd for Video Games

Designing an app is not easy. Releasing it to the public is not easy. So how did Charles Watson come up with, release, and maintain The GG App? Join me as I sit down with Charles and discuss the origins of The GG App, dealing with competition and theft of ideas, to where he sees the app going in the future.

Episode 223 – Pros and Cons of Digital & Physical Video Games The Reformed Gamers

With the recent report that almost 80% of games purchased on PS4 & PS5 are digital, on top of recent reports of games being delisted, it's caused some concern about the future of digital in gaming spheres. This week, we discuss the pros and cons of both digital and physical, the fear of a future where we own nothing, and why Twitter is a weird, weird place. Time Stamps 0:00 Intro 2:07 Housekeeping 4:54 What We're Playing 32:20 News Round Up 46:00 Topic 1:30:10 Recos/Closing News The next Tomb Raider could have Lara Croft ‘leading a team of tomb raiders’… and be lesbian (https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/the-next-tomb-raider-could-have-lara-croft-leading-a-team-of-tomb-raiders/) Listen to the Sacred Symbols Clip Here (https://youtu.be/uq4owTrd5ms?t=1756) Sony refuses to be drawn on whether it could raise the price of PS5 (https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sony-refuses-to-be-drawn-on-whether-it-could-raise-the-price-of-ps5/) Relevant Reads Nearly 80% of All PS5, PS4 Games Are Bought Digitally (https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2022/07/nearly-80percent-of-all-ps5-ps4-games-are-bought-digitally) Nintendo’s Mastery of Physical Game Sales Hides Limited Digital Growth (https://www.nintendolife.com/features/talking-point-nintendos-mastery-of-physical-game-sales-hides-limited-digital-growth) Welcome To 2030: I Own Nothing, Have No Privacy And Life Has Never Been Better (https://www.forbes.com/sites/worldeconomicforum/2016/11/10/shopping-i-cant-really-remember-what-that-is-or-how-differently-well-live-in-2030/?sh=1fdc866a1735) Jump Force is Getting Delisted Today, Available at Big Discount for Limited Time (https://gamerant.com/jump-force-delisted-shutting-down/) Why your digital games collection isn’t yours to own (https://www.techradar.com/news/the-double-edge-of-digital-games-and-changing-ownership) Delisted Metal Gear games will return to digital stores “soon” (https://www.trueachievements.com/n50355/metal-gear-solid-games-relisted) Recos! Speed Limit (PC, Xbox, Switch, PS) Good Burger Gunpla! Support TRG As always, if you like what we do here at TRG, consider supporting the show over on Patreon to net yourself perks like early, uncut access to every new episode! Link to our Patreon is below! Connect With TRG You can catch up with TRG by following us on Twitter, Facebook, and join our Discord server for community game nights! Patreon: Patreon.com/TheReformedGamers Twitter: twitter.com/TRGPodcast Facebook: facebook.com/TheReformedGamers YouTube: YouTube.com/TheReformedGamers Website: thereformedgamers.com Discord: https://discord.gg/r4g6p4dztC
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