Episode 7: Spring Broke!

We just got off break, and we had a more intimate session while some of the crew were at GDC. This week we hash out some mostly non-GDC related stuff like the new South Park game. We debate about Narrative vs Mechanics in games which evolves into a Metal Gear Solid discussion.  Lastly we toss around […]

Episode 6: Pre GDC 2014

In this episode, we do a pre-GDC rundown of possible (and probable) reveals and we reminisce about previous expos. Did you know Shaquille O’Neal is making a successor to Shaq-Fu? You do now. How about Glenn Beck’s Tesla vs Edison movie? This topic hit’s a pretty close to home for us, especially after spending a […]

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. […]

Episode 2: Tough Questions

Its the third episode! The trifecta! A hat-trick, if you will ! In which, we talk about the ill-fated LucasArts. We attempt to start a discourse about attitudes towards video game violence, as well as cultural impact. Plus, some lighter fare just to keep us (and you, hopefully) sane. We’re coming off our team’s Alpha […]

The Last of Us + HUB Organic IPA

In an effort to recharge the batteries after an eventful week in LA for the E3 extravaganza, I returned home to unpack, unwind and do my best to digest everything I had seen at the convention. The first order of business was of course to call my Dad, and wish him a happy Father’s Day. […]