Episode 95: In The Attic

Vlad Micu (games consultant, indie guru for hire) joins us from the Netherlands this week to go over making losing and death meaningful in games, the Oculus retail dilemma and Google trying to stick robot lenses in our eyes. For the Lightning Round we have a go at whether or not more Hollywood talent should […]

Episode 87: Kugelschreiber

Lola Shiraishi (game industry freelancer & producer) joins us this week as we take a look at Former State Senator (and game hater) Leland Yee’s conviction, the dramatic difference a decade can make in games, and the whole debacle surrounding Spintires. For the Lightning Round we analyze a theory that eSports is ruining PC gaming […]

Episode 85: Golden Ticklet

It’s an intimate Core Panel episode this week! We take a look at the Steam Refunds and whether or not you should even ask for one if you bought, played and enjoyed a game. We also mull over Tim Cook’s response to the FBI’s court order to unlock iPhones and we watched some of CW’s […]

Episode 40: Fear The Walking Seth

Seth Weedin (SubRay, Dischord) joins us in the studio this week to review the litany of April Fools jokes out there this year. We feature some tasty local brews while examining SpaceBeagles’ Butt-Sniffin’ Pugs. From there we take a look the Guardian’s piece on Hidetaka Miyazaki and the new Schwarzenegger film “Maggie.”  Joe and Joe cap the […]

Episode 33: Taylor Swift Confirmed As Link!

Kanye thinks Beyonce is a better choice.  Obviously. This week on the show we try to wrap our heads around Netflix’s Legend of Zelda TV show rumor. After that, things get serious. We dissect Brian Crecente’s video game accessibility article and follow it up with a discussion about gamifying education. We take a few quick moments […]

Episode 20: Guy In Pink Suit Loves Drugs

New stuff this week!  The boys take a new Ten Words or Less segment out for a spin to describe games they haven’t played yet. Joe Erskine was out this week, so Joe Arroyo takes over the host-throne.  As per usual however, it’s mostly a bunch of dudes jawing about video games (amongst other things). […]

Episode 10: Getting Emotional

What’s better than chatting with your friends about video games? Getting a pro to chat along with you. Scott Brodie joins us (via Skype) on this episode to show us why indie developers have an advantage in using emotional and personal experiences to elevate game mechanics. He gives us the lowdown on his revival of […]

Episode 5: Augmented Empathy

What starts off as an episode attempting to focus on some of the good video games can do, turns into a deeper discussion about… well, a quite a few things. We cover augmented reality and how its helping amputees and we segue into how some developers are using Oculus Rift to create empathetic experiences.  We cap […]

Episode 4: Whales & Strippers

Time was a huge factor this week, but somehow its a longer episode than most and we cover a TON. Take a listen, send feedback… in that order.  This episode covers the possibility of a Minecraft movie, Ben Kuchera’s op-ed on mature games exploiting sex workers, and game monetization with respect to “whales”. This ep’ is […]

Episode 3: Twitch Plays Humanity

Holy Helix Fossil, Batman! This episode covers some old stuff, like Gilman Louie’s speech at DICE… and some new stuff like the mixed blessing of Irrational Studios closing down, and of course… TwitchPlaysPokemon. We go into politics, the definition of anarchy, and the religions being preached from within the epic social experiment of TPP itself. […]