The PC RPG Quest Takes a Look Back at the 2000’s with Jeff Green

The PC RPG Quest Takes a Look Back at the 2000’s with Jeff Green

This week, we look at the state of the PC RPG market in the 2000's. It was the best of times, but also the worst (blurst?) of times.

Episode Notes

This week on Axe of the Blood God, the PC RPG Quest continues! The gang is joined by their friend Jeff Green, who was at the epicentre of the major shift PC gaming underwent in the 2000’s. On the surface, it was a grim time for PC RPGs. MMOs were encroaching on single-player adventures, consoles were eating into the PC RPG space…and what the heck was this “Steam” thing Valve refused to shut up about? Pffft. It’ll never catch on.

Also in this episode:

  • We introduce our characters for next week’s D&D game! Be there or be square.
  • Starscourge Radahn was un-nerfed in Elden Ring, but the important thing is he still rides on a tiny horse. (Or is it a tricycle?)
  • Kat has started her Persona 3 playthrough, and she has some initial thoughts.
  • Actraiser is an RPG. End of discussion.


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