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Jul 30, 2020

In this episode, Joel and Tim continue to discuss the mechanics of storytelling in games. We look at some of the specifics of why mechanics are important with an in-depth look at FTL vs. Some Distant Memory and Long Journey Home (25:15). We look at the way the deep and engaging gameplay of Return of the Obra Dinn makes...

Jul 23, 2020

In this episode, Joel and Tim discuss some of the mechanics of how games tell narrative. We dip into the importance of immersive detail in games like Red Dead Redemption 2, Witcher 3, and Firewatch, the pulled-back scale of strategy games like Frostpunk and Xcom, and touch on some of the emergent storytelling...

Jul 16, 2020

Tim and Joel discuss the games they've been playing recently, and start digging into the topics of narrative in games, and some of the games that have done it best.

Jul 9, 2020

Tim and Joel discuss world  and gaming news, including the Covid response in the US and UK, the Oglala Sioux protests in the Black Hills at Mount Rushmore following the Trump rally there, reports of toxic culture  at Ubisoft, and some of the issues surrounding streaming and games culture.

Jul 2, 2020

Tim and Joel discuss the future of the Battle Royale format and other game modes that might be possible with the technology behind BR. We deep dive into Hunt: Showdown and talk about what makes it so interesting. We also talk about the future of the genre, and a bit about the state of the world outside gaming.