Are Video Games Better Without Stories? – Episode 016

Author & professor Ian Bogost theorized that video games, as a medium, are poor conduits for storytelling and that games are better without stories. Do Caleb & Scott agree?

Show Notes

  • Epic Set List:
    • Discussion of what games we’ve been playing recently & our spoiler-free thoughts
  • What’s News:
    • ESRB unveils its new “In-Game Purchases” label – is it a half-measure?
    • Playstation Plus dropping PS3 and Vita from monthly free video game giveaway
    • Judge bans teenager from playing “violent video games”

PewDiePie, Fair Use, & The Future of Streaming – Episode 004

Caleb & Scott discuss their key takeaways from the Nintendo Direct announcements, dive into their post-play-through thoughts on NieR: Automata, and delve into PewDiePie’s most recent faux pas and how it could lead to major legal ramifications for the future of game streaming.

Show Notes

  • Gaming Archaeology – Caleb and Scott recap their recent game pickups.
  • Epic Set List – Discussion of what we’ve been playing recently
  • NieR: Automata In-Depth Discussion (Spoiler-Free)
  • Nintendo Direct
    • Major Announcements and Key Takeaways
  • PewDiePie: Copyright, Fair Use, & the Future of Game Streaming