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by G. Christopher Williams

27 Jan 2016


I first played Sid Meier’s Pirates! on a Commodore 64 in 1987. I was kind of obsessed with it, and I remain kind of obsessed with it.

In an era when phrases like “open world game” and “sandbox play” weren’t familiar ones, Pirates! offered a more robust and unique gaming experience than anything that I had played before.

by G. Christopher Williams

18 Jan 2016


Still from Life Is Strange

This episode we discuss, well, our picks for the best games of 2015.

There was a whole lot to love in 2015 from both the big publishers and from the indie scene. From iOS sims to big budget action games to narrative driven adventure games, we have a little something for everyone on our list.

by G. Christopher Williams

4 Jan 2016


In two weeks, we’ll be talking about our picks for the best video games of 2015, but this week, we remain focused on one of the better reviewed iOS games of 2015, 80 Days.

Inspired by the Jules Verne novel, at once 80 Days takes the player on a tour of a prior century, but with its more overtly steampunk trappings and frequently more modern social attitudes, the game presents a branching narrative that allows the player to explore an ever changing world.

by G. Christopher Williams

7 Dec 2015


For our final podcast of the year, we end at a beginning of sorts, a discussion of Davey Wreden’s The Beginner’s Guide.

This is the developer’s first game since the critically lauded Stanley Parable, Wreden changes focus from interrogating how we play games to how we interpret them.

by G. Christopher Williams

23 Nov 2015


This week we conclude our nearly year long discussion of Life Is Strange.

Delving into the nitty gritty of episode five, we consider the overall arc of this story, its final choice, and how the game has handled relating its seemingly disparate plot points into one unified whole.

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'Fire Emblem Heroes' Is a Bad Crossover

// Moving Pixels

"Fire Emblem Heroes desperately and shamelessly wants to monetize our love for these characters, yet it has no idea why we came to love them in the first place.

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