Aesthetic Critique Of Video games

Critical but casual approaches to current, past, and future video games six times a week. In addition, guests will periodically share their own aesthetic and personal experiences with games in conversation! Subscribe to our Patreon at www.patreon.com/hegelbon if you'd like to hear special patron-only bonus episodes!

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Episode 80: A Deeply Miserable Process w/ Alex Reed

22-05-2018

We're lucky to have Alex (@alexmreed) on the show to talk about his experience on the production side of gaming! QA testing, ratings, the vagaries of publication, and a History Channel game panned -- don't miss this.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 57.28MB - Duration: 1:07:27 m (119 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 79: "They Had to Have An Ending" KOTOR with Luke

15-05-2018

We welcome Luke @lukeisamazing to talk Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Finally, we solve Star Wars!

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 36.36MB - Duration: 40:51 m (124 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 78: "Toad Has No Inner Life" w/Branson Reese!

08-05-2018

Finally, after months in the offing, we welcome the charming and talented Branson Reese on the podcast! You know his comics already, but we talk art, aesthetics, videogames, comics, the whole gamut!

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 59.4MB - Duration: 1:15:26 m (110 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 77: "Narrative in the Age of Mobile" w/ Tom Dziuba

01-05-2018

We welcome mobile games writer Tom @coachfordads Dziuba on to talk Spider-Man, mobile development, and the way narrative is evolving daily. Super interesting look into the industry!

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 52.9MB - Duration: 1:09:56 m (106 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 76: Videogames' Citizen Kane w/David "TheBeerNerd" Eisenberg

23-04-2018

We welcome David Eisenberg, aka the Beer Nerd, who comes on to talk Earthbound, OFF, and emotionally and psychologically evocative RPGs.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 58.78MB - Duration: 1:00:45 m (135 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 75: "There Isn't Always Tomorrow" w/Jason Rohrer!

16-04-2018

We welcome Jason Rohrer, famous and even infamous indie game designer to talk narrative, form, his vision, and his new game One Hour One Life. An absolutely crucial account of game design straight from the horse's mouth.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 57.88MB - Duration: 1:02:11 m (130 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 74: "Like Being Interested in Scorpions" w/ Pete "Whandall"

10-04-2018

We welcome Pete @Whandall on to talk about the economics of games both in and out of the gamespace -- price theory, economics of scarcity and scale, everything you could want as an econ person who's torn your hair out to my podcast so far!

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 60.49MB - Duration: 1:21:44 m (103 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 73: Game Workers Unite w/ Liz Ryerson

02-04-2018

We welcome Liz Ryerson (@ellaguro) to the show to talk about the recent and powerful unionization effort at GDC, as well as her role in and evaluation of the nascent Game Workers Unite collective!

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 48.61MB - Duration: 1:05:01 m (105 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 72: Far Cry 5's American Dystopia w/ Jack Smith IV!

26-03-2018

We welcome back Jack Smith (@jacksmithiv) to review Far Cry 5, hot off or not even quite off the presses! Mic's resident expert on anti-governmental separatists and fascism walks us through the plot, clearly tagged spoilers and all. A No Cartridge first!

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 52.67MB - Duration: 1:23:43 m (88 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 71: "Systems of Domination" w/ Seth Shepherd

20-03-2018

We welcome media mind Seth @asapsunscreen Shepherd on the show to talk with us about narrative, systemic analysis, realism, and the ways in which games end for the player but do not end for the character!

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 49.05MB - Duration: 58:04 m (118 kbps 44100 Hz)


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