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by G. Christopher Williams

8 Feb 2016


Heartseeker Ashe and Tryndamere from League of Legends (Riot Games)

Since our podcast has gone from a weekly publication every Monday to a biweekly Monday posting in more recent years, my wife had a brilliant idea. Why not post some of our substantial backlog on our off weeks?

Since Valentine’s Day is just over the horizon, it seemed most appropriate to kick off our first “Best of…” podcast with an episode from way back in 2010 in which we focused our attention on how love, sex, and relationships are represented in video games.

by G. Christopher Williams

1 Feb 2016


We’re a tad late to the station when it comes to the hype train that is Undertale.

But this week we discuss the game that every indie fan was talking about last year. It’s one part whimsy, mixed with one part social commentary, mixed with even more whimsy, and to top it off a zany sense of humor and a bucket full of self awareness.

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.

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Violin Virtuoso L. Subramaniam Mesmerizes in Rare New York Performance (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Co-presented by the World Music Institute, the 92Y hosted a rare and mesmerizing performance from India's violin virtuoso L. Subramaniam.

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