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by G. Christopher Williams

9 Nov 2015


While the concluding episode of Life Is Strange was recently released, we are only just nearing its conclusion with our discussion of the fourth episode of the series.

This week we continue to consider our commitments to certain choices made in the game and our revisions of reality and the consequences of both on the life of Max Caulfield.

by G. Christopher Williams

26 Oct 2015


Our resident horror game aficionado recommended this game for discussion this Halloween week.

David Szymanski’s horror titles, like The Moon Sliver and Fingerbones, seem to be gaining a bit of a cult following among horror fans, and at least some of those games seem to be sketching out the basis for a larger mythos that Szymanski is developing. As part of this mythos, The Music Machine is presented through a high contrast aesthetic and within the context of a Lovecraftian universe. The game tells a story about evil, both of an intentional nature and of a more awful, more accidental kind.

by G. Christopher Williams

12 Oct 2015


Coinciding with their announcement of Fallout 4, Bethesda released a free iOS version of Fallout to whet their fans appetite for the retro futuristic vibe of the series.

While both games are about surviving in a post-apocalyptic future, Fallout Shelter is more about managing the resources of a community than it is about guiding a single individual’s adventures. This week we chat about the game and its commitment to collectivist concern. The needs of the many, after all, outweigh the needs of the few (or so we’ve been told by a certain pointy eared philosopher from outer space).

by G. Christopher Williams

14 Sep 2015


This episode of the podcast we crawl into the second episode of Life Is Strange.

Last time, we discussed a lot of the mechanics in the game, especially the rewind mechanic, that allows one to revise one’s actions in a young girl’s life. This time out we get into more of the characters that populate this world and also learn that some of the uglier events of adolescence just can’t be revised, much as we might like them to be sometimes. Sometimes we just have to figure out how to cope with what is, no matter how much we would like to rewind.

by G. Christopher Williams

31 Aug 2015


This week we begin a series of five episodes about the episodic choice-driven point-and-click adventure game Life Is Strange.

By way of introduction, this week we’re talking about the first episode but focusing mainly on how the game’s mechanics work in contrast to other games in the genre, like Telltale’s The Walking Dead, and how the mechanics support the coming of age story that seems to be the game’s central focus.

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