Episode 43 – The One With The Rise Of The Tomb Raider

A sprawling conversation erupts over The Rise of the Tomb Raider and the previous game in the series, plus World of Warcraft and expectations of immersion from game enthusiasts of varying stripes. Plus some PAX South talk, plans for future conventions, and cookin’ with substitute fantasy meats.

Episode 42 – The One With Oxenfree And Gavin Free

Paul gets into Jonathan Blow’s The Witness, and when Kris breaks down the character-driven indie horror Oxenfree, they explore artifacts from our collective consciousness — how do nostalgic visuals scare us? Then Paul talks to Gavin Free of Rooster Teeth about their new movie Lazer Team and jet lag coping techniques — also an

Episode 40 – The One With Freemium Content

You know the kind — free-to-play, but with a gambling, collect-em-all element that teases you with trading your real cash for in-game currency. Paul remembers David Bowie’s Omikron: The Nomad Soul, then tackles Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, and Kris distrusts all exploding party box visuals. Plus we look at The Room

Episode 39 – The One Where We’ve Talked About This Before

Despite the title, we actually haven’t talked about this stuff before! Kris and Paul receive some lovely emails from listeners like you, and discuss remakes and reboots, as well as a couple of newer titles: Darkest Dungeon and Pony Island, both excellent games in their own right. Plus, thoughts on Everybody’s Gone

Episode 38 – The One With Our New Year’s Resolutions

Watch the balls drop as Paul and Kris spend a rollicking hour talking about the value of ROMs, the most pleasurable gaming explorations of their lives, and the nature of certain types of fandoms — is it possible to scare people away from a thing you deeply love? Plus some of your letters, our resolutions,