Episode 242: Country is a State of Mind

September 28th, 2020 | 12:00 pm ET

Giant Bomb’s Abby Russell joins us to talk gaming nuggets, parasocial relationships, and where, precisely, the Southern United States is.

This week on the Wardcast, Dylan and Nelson are joined by Abby Russell, content producer at Giant Bomb!

The duo talks to Abby about her work at the site, including the balancing act of being an informer, entertainer, and a (sometimes) critic of games, as well as understanding the parasocial relationship between herself and the audience.

We also tackle the big questions: is the state of Virginia technically in “the South”? And who are video games’ hottest characters?

Games include The Sims 4, Fortnite, Titanfall 2, and Marvel’s Avengers.

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