Side-Quest 158. First, You Gotta Subscribe

Hello, and welcome to another episode of Talk This! It’s Dangerous to Podcast Alone. This week, we’re talking video game strategy guides. It’s a lost art… Using a printer, that is.

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The Topic

Screenshot from a page of the Kingdom Hearts strategy guide about Donald and Goofy

What was a strategy guide? Why did people buy them? Who made them? And why did they fall out of fashion? Hint: it’s probably not as straightforward as just “The Internet” but it’s not not that either. What are our experiences with strategy guides? Could they ever come back?

The Actual Discussion

Gamefaq logo

We cover the old days of strategy guides and their eventual migration to online guides. However, we are surprising by how long physical strategy guides actually managed to last. We also talk about the changing attitude towards using guides and how writing these guides has changed. Plus, we make our own guide for subscribing to the podcast.

Enjoy the episode! Tell us what you think in the comments or on social media. Make sure to check out last week’s episode and look forward to next week’s where we’re talking about Tactics Ogre and Wild Hearts

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