‘Dream Daddy’ and Giant Bomb’s Successful Pivot to Video (Ep. 47)

The Ringer’s Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion banter about ‘No Man’s Sky’ updates, mundane objects that look great in games, and Ben’s plans for a video game bachelor party (1:20), then bring on their colleague Alison Herman to discuss the summer hit ‘Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator,’ a Steam game that subverts the tropes of traditional dating sims (8:40). Finally, Ben and Jason talk to Giant Bomb founding member and video producer Vinny Caravella about the origins of the site and how it anticipated trends in podcasting, streaming, and video that media members are still wrestling with today (32:24).