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by G. Christopher Williams

3 Jun 2013


Monaco is a multiplayer stealth action game oozing with retro style with a touch of neon noir flair.

This week Nick Dinicola and I discuss both the single player and multiplayer experience of a game that features a nod to the meticulous planning of the heist and all the frenetic pleasure produced by getting the chance to play out that moment when all that planning goes terribly wrong. Ironically, it is this lat bit that makes the game great. Monaco reveals the pleasure of making mistakes.

by G. Christopher Williams

13 May 2013


This week Nick and I talk minimally—about minimalism in video games.

What more can we say?

by G. Christopher Williams

29 Apr 2013


Normally, we don’t concern ourselves too terribly with spoilers on the podcast.  However, given the rather essential and emotional twists and turns of Bioshock Infinite, we did make an effort to save most of the spoilers until the end of our discussion.

This episode we will be discussing Columbia, Elizabeth, Comstock, Booker, and what that infinite in Bioshock Infinite signifies.  However, we’ll give you fair warning as we approach discussion of the bigger potential spoilers.

by G. Christopher Williams

8 Apr 2013


As a remake, the 2013 release of Tomb Raider has truly remade an iconic image.  But by beating her down, has Crystal Dynamics successfully created a reasonable image of a survivor?

In this week’s episode, we look at the re-imagining of Lara Croft in this year’s Tomb Raider reboot.

by G. Christopher Williams

18 Mar 2013


One of the more interesting indie releases of last year was Tomorrow Corporation’s Little Inferno, a puzzle game, a parody of casual gaming, and an opportunity to burn everything in sight.

The game has been interpreted as a critique of capitalism, an environmental warning, and as a consideration of childhood and its endings.  This week Nick, Eric, and I trot out our own personal theories about and personal experiences with the fireplace that burns at 100 billion degrees.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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