Ep. 12: Grad School Anxiety and Gaming


It’s Resident Evil Village week! After covering some news items, Tab talks about their time with the Steam game Adios and Far Cry 5, and Joey gushes about Arcade Spirits (again) before getting into the weeds about Resident Evil Village. Our primary discussion is on our experience with grad school anxiety and how video games helped us, in some ways, cope with the stress and mental burden of grad school. As we mention on the show, these are our experiences, and while we certainly know that other grad students encounter similar issues, we recognize that our experiences are just that: our own. We’d also like to echo again that, while video games helped us quite a bit with anxiety, we both also benefitted greatly from therapy and other treatments/approaches. We recommend you explore several avenues if you are struggling with stress, anxiety, or depression. Asking for help can be the hardest part, we know, but it was an important first step for us. Having said that, if you’d like to hit us up with questions about grad school or PhD life (we’re both in the English field), hit us up!

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Joey’s on Twitter: @Losperman

00:02:00: Epic offers Sony $200 million for PlayStation exclusives for the Epic Games Store

00:03:56: Resident Evil Village released, and Mass Effect Legendary Edition releases this week

00:05:07: Sony expects PS5 shortages to continue into 2022 L

00:06:27: Three founding members of the Giant Bomb Bombcast leave

00:07:53: Tab talks about a little indie game called Adios (Steam) and getting back into Far Cry 5

00:13:00: Joey platinums Arcade Spirits because he loves it and, of course, goes on at length about his time with Resident Evil Village


00:30:43: Spoilers end

00:31:30: Brief thoughts on the Mortal Kombat movie

00:37:07: Grad school, anxiety, and gaming: our experiences

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