Podcast #96 – Discernment Is Broken

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Let’s talk about discernment and discerning content in video games! Simple, but complex… Topics include Christian schools and communities, heavy metal, Dark Souls, Bloodborne, Mass Effect, Fox News, PluggedIn, The Hateful Eight, legalism, Killer Is Dead, The Last of Us, Spec Ops: The Line, Hotline Miami, Grand Theft Auto V,…

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Podcast #88 – Player Agency

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What’s player agency, anyway? Let’s disagree on opinions of concepts with Zach and Josh! Topics include Call of Duty, John Price, SOMA, Vin Diesel body-shaming, Metal Gear Solid V, hamburgers, planning, Wittgenstein, pie, video game trailers, Bayonetta, Shenmue, God of War, Shadow of Mordor, Ikaruga, and Radiant Silvergun (yep, somehow).…

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Podcast #87 – The Return of Ted

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Yay! Ted Loring returns from a long absence to talk with Zach and Josh about…well, video games. Topics include Metal Gear Solid V, Dropsy, Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Assault Android Cactus, Ted’s Teeth Brushing Adventure, Call of Duty, March of the Penguins, ReElise, Video Games Live, World of WarCraft,…

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Tradition and Metal Gear Solid V

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I’m terribly conflicted about Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. On the one hand, this is Metal Gear, surely, in some respect. A perfectly self-serious plot dabbling with bouts of sheer silliness (and giant fire whales). A whole lot of stealth, and various means to encourage stealth. Lots and…

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