Keeping your head in the game

Ready, Set, Game: The Rhetoric of Games
Ready, Set, Game: The Rhetoric of Games
Keeping your head in the game

In this episode, Greg and I will be discussing the soccer video game FIFA 20. We will discuss how sports video games can simulate a real-life situation and bring people together virtually. In the midst of a global pandemic where people are socially distancing, there is no better time to discuss how e-sports compare to real-life sports and how people can stay involved in their favorite sports when they are unable to be physically played. We also examine how e-sports can fill a void in our lives and how they will continue to evolve in the future. Join us on the soccer pitch!

Producer: Michael Mariam

Assistant Producer: Greg Lawrence

Line Producer: Winslow Wanglee


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Music Sources: Free Music Archive

All music by Scott Holmes in the album Corporate & Motivational Music 2


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