Real Talk with OSYL: Rona Podcast Episode 2

Welcome to episode 2 of The Rona Series from Our Stories Your Legacy.

Though this can be a breezy short read, there are a couple ways to listen to the podcast. For the audio portion of the podcast, you can listen and download here: The podcast will also be on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and more sites soon! Just search for OSYL! You can also view the podcast and get our reactions to one another at the video below!

COVID-19 has definitely rocked our sense of what’s normal in the world and has hit our inner circle. We send our positive thoughts and prayers to our friends who have been affected and to all those affected during this time.

In this episode, we talk about one of the things that keeps us occupied; gaming. Listen to our thoughts on the gaming industry and what games we like to play! Guest appearance by Ray Luu!

We first talk about our history with gaming. When did it start for us? Many of us started when we were young with what seemed to be the GameBoy. The prized handheld console from Nintendo.

We would take this little gadget everywhere!

As time went on, we were able to see the growth of the gaming industry. We were there when companies started to come out with better, faster and stronger gaming machines. Whether it was XBOX, Playstation, or a Nintendo system, we all had a front row seat in seeing how these consoles only got better. We also got to see first hand how competition brought out the best from these companies, as they continued to one up each other to see who could have the best console. In the end, the real winners were us; the gamers.

What was the most memorable thing about this time? The graphics. It’s crazy to see how the graphics went from an 8-bit presentation to an almost too realistic presentation. With this does come a price (and we’re not just talking about the financial side). Like many of the people in the world today, there are some of us that actually started getting motion sick from the improved graphics. It became almost too real. One example is Sea of Thieves. The motion of the ocean and water is simply fantastic, but the graphics make it seem so real that you can actually get seasick… from a game… Crazy.

There is an honorable mention here, however. Even with the graphics where they are today, we want to applaud Nintendo for sticking to their guns and creating a very cartoon-y type of game. Their graphics continued to improve, but they stuck to that cartoon feel, and it works!

As we get older, we tend to lose touch with a lot of the things we did growing up and through high school. As many of us got into college and started getting jobs, we had less and less time to game. At some point, despite us trying to make time for it, it took a backseat and became a thing of the past. Sure, we would be excited for new releases, go out and buy them and then talk about how much we would play them. However, when it comes to opening it, you might play 4 or 5 hours at the beginning and then never touch the game again.

Life gets busy. You have different priorities. You don’t get to play games as much anymore.

And then… Quarantine.

We’re all stuck inside.

We find ourselves getting back into things that once escaped us. Games.

So we find ourselves starting to get back into the gaming scene. We may be a little out of touch on some games, but muscle memory brings us back. We rediscover a lost joy.

Most importantly, we are able to rekindle relationships that may have been lost over the years. So much so that you want to find a way to continue to make time for gaming once quarantine is over.

These times can be tough in every aspect of our lives, but at the end of the day, we can be surrounded by loved ones, whether physically because of our shared spaces, or spiritually because of distance, but stay true and believe that we can find a way to the other side of the storm.


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