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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 www.patreon.com/hegelbon if you'd like to hear special patron-only bonus episodes!

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Episode 38: "This is the formula for turning games into a class issue" with Ed Zitron

18-08-2017

We welcome longtime friend of the cast Ed Zitron (@edzitron) on the show to talk about Gacha games, Fortnite, and the slow and painful death of the single player title.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 67.72MB - Duration: 1:06:48 m (142 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 37: "If you're forced to have combat, it's taking away your agency" with @RS_Benedict

10-08-2017

We welcome RS_Benedict on the show to talk about pacifism, gaming, agency, and player choice -- and RS' ongoing novel!

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 43.45MB - Duration: 40:14 m (151 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 36: "An attempt to streamline a system that's, just, present" with Andrew @illybocean

03-08-2017

We welcome Andrew (@illybocean) onto the podcast to talk a wide range of topics from censorship laws to open world gaming to being scared when the sun goes down!

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 46.15MB - Duration: 1:27:25 m (74 kbps 16000 Hz)




Episode 35: "Even if Everything is Artifice, It is Imbued With the Human Spirit"

27-07-2017

We welcome Donald Borenstein (@boringstein) onto the podcast to talk about licensed games, mediocrity, capitalism, and the particular joys of bad cash-ins.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 83.15MB - Duration: 1:22:26 m (141 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 34: "I want a reason to play video games" with Chris Person (@papapishu)

18-07-2017

We're lucky to have Chris Person (@papapishu) on the podcast to talk about game length, narrative structure, and 100 hour monster games.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 45.15MB - Duration: 43:15 m (146 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 33: "Historical Madlibs, to a degree" with Andrew Dunn (@anndraadunn)

14-07-2017

We welcome Andrew Dunn on the podcast to talk about history, representation, mechanics, and the ways we understand the nuanced flows of the visions given to us by historical reenactment.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 40.3MB - Duration: 1:18:56 m (71 kbps 16000 Hz)




Episode 32: Finding the point at which it's no longer possible to have a happy ending (with Josh Boerman @boshj)

10-07-2017

We bring Josh Boerman (@boshj) on to talk narrative, theater, and the rising action of video games!

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 20.88MB - Duration: 59:30 m (49 kbps 16000 Hz)




Episode 31: "Life is beautiful, you just have to understand it" (with @kamel_altamimi)

06-07-2017

We invite Kamel Altamimi (@kamel_altamimi) on to offer a rebuttal and expansion on Matt Christman's analysis of gaming in Episode 23. Politics, gaming, and hope!

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 41.09MB - Duration: 1:21:48 m (70 kbps 16000 Hz)




Episode 30: Brock Wilbur, Religion, and Postal

02-07-2017

We invite Brock Wilbur on to talk religion, revenge, agony, ecstasy, and of course video games.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 47.39MB - Duration: 1:10:48 m (94 kbps 44100 Hz)




BONUS: Jon Bernhardt on Iron Man

26-06-2017

What he said.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 1.19MB - Duration: 2:14 m (74 kbps 44100 Hz)




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