Podcast #88 – Player Agency

player agency

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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E3 2015 – “Coming in 2016”

E3

If you watched any of the Electronic Entertainment Expo press conference circuit this year, you may have seen a certain phrase bandied about by nearly every single trailer of any interest or note: Coming in 2016 By no means do I mean to lump precisely every game in this category;…

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Video Game Guide Collection Part 3: Modern Day Prima Games Guides

Prima Games

Ok, I promise this is the last one I will post as a primary thing. If anything, videos will be posted alongside the written content UNLESS they actually contain something meaningful and in-depth. And honestly, it’s my birthday tomorrow so cut me some slack. But here’s all the Prima Games…

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What’s Great About God of War? (Part 2)

Part 1 here. Let’s take our criticism further. What makes God of War “nihilistic”? To define:  it is the idea that life is without objective meaning, purpose, or intrinsic value. But I think true nihilism takes the whole concept one step beyond, as in Nietzsche’s work: we create our own value. Few true…

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