#10 Mike Sollosi - You want to root for these characters; you're growing alongside these characters.

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#10 Mike Sollosi

You want to root for these characters; you're growing alongside these characters.

Mike Sollosi (RPGFan's Retro Encounter Podcast) joins Misspent Youth this week to share how he first discovered video games playing the NES at a neighbor's house, before examining the role video games played in forging important, lifelong friendships.

Also: The joy of Chrono Trigger's limited cast, the golden era of game rentals, Super Sentai, Sandy Frank's iron fist, that one rich kid with the Neo Geo, and Anime Andrew Jackson.

Follow Mike on Twitter @therealmonsoon, follow RPGFan @rpgfancom and don't forget to subscribe to his podcast, where a month of episodes devoted to Lunar are currently airing.

Intro Music "Summer Vacation in Scanline" by Nurvuss
Outro Music "トワイライトでHEART-BEAT" by パフェ♥カフェparfait♥cafe

#08 Caitlin Argyros - I didn't want to commit to a game that would make me like this couple and then kill one of them.

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#08 Caitlin Argyros

I didn't want to commit to a game that would make me like this couple and then kill one of them.

We welcome law librarian Caitlin Argyros (RPGFan, Rhythm Encounter) to discuss being a romantic introvert, coming to terms with one's own body, and if gaming can still be considered "just" a hobby when it's a major part of one's life.

Also: The uplifting melancholia of Xenogears, Ace Combat fulfilling air force fantasies, when entertainment metamorphoses into critical engagement, Boogerman, strong opinions on Metal Gear Solid, and Caitlin's top ten games of all time.

Follow Caitlin on Twitter @Lian_Kazairl, and check out our friend Derek Heemsbergen's FFXIV Podcast Astral Era.

Intro Music "Summer Vacation in Scanline" by Nurvuss
Intermission "June Mermaid" by Yasunori Mitsuda (Xenogears OST)
Outro Music "トワイライトでHEART-BEAT" by パフェ♥カフェparfait♥cafe