In this very special episode of Hardly Casual, Jon is joined by…John, that is, John Learned: author, teacher, and contributor to USgamer.net.
Join Hardly Casual for a heavy, but hopefully uplifting, intelligent discussion on fighting games, cancer, John’s book, video games as a coping device, the benefits & detriments of escapism, and much more!
0:00:00 — Introductions & segment on Street Fighter 5 and the fighting game genre as a whole.
1:10:08 — Segment on the “Souls” series and feelings on From Software.
1:47:25 — Brief segway on podcasts
1:50:25 — On John’s upcoming book, his battle with cancer, games as a coping device.