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Critical but casual approaches to current, past, and future video games six times a week. In addition, guests will periodically share their own aesthetic and personal experiences with games in conversation! Patreon is at if you'd like to hear special patron-only bonus episodes!

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Episode 49: Empathy Machines with @dogin_hoodie


We're lucky enough to have @dogin_hoodie with us today. Half of the VR studio Iteria Games, he comes on to talk with us about virtual reality development, empathy, art, teleology, and so much more.

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Episode 48: "Army Figurines Have Been Here Forever" w/ Conor McGovern


We welcome Conor "@conorFMcgovern" McGovern on to discuss mini-gaming, the ties that bind between work and play, historical accuracy and more!

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BONUS: Preview of Patreon episode on Violence


In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, I look at violence in videogames, trying to answer the question of why we should be lenient (or if we should be at all) to "murder simulators." Full episode available on

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Episode 47: "Against an Easy Mode" with Scott @socksmahoney Blaha


We welcome Scott Blaha (@socksmahoney) on the podcast to talk about Dark Souls, the reason it's fun, its lore, and to close the book on difficulty.

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