DISCLAIMER Unfortunately, this episode has an unavoidable amount of echo during some sections of the recording. We were experimenting with the audio equipment this week, it will be better next time!

In this episode of the MiniMapCast, we discuss the news from The Game Awards, what we think of the new Smash, and our favourite memories of playing games with strangers.

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I grew up being handed the unplugged controller to play with from a very young age, and I was very excited when controllers went wireless so that I could simultaneously go back to my unplugged roots AND play the games at the same time (mind blowing.). Playing with people is what I find most enriching. Whether it's coming 22nd in a round of PUBG because myself and all of my team mates shot each other for fun, playing Smash in a room full of old buddies or streaming it all on Twitch, playing with people is an experience that I cherish.