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 24: Qara Koyunlu on Baseball, Games, and Knowledge

02-06-2017

We welcome Kara (@QaraKoyunlu) to the podcast to talk about baseball simulations, sabermetrics,and the particular value judgements of late capitalist sports.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 31.37MB - Duration: 1:01:27 m (71 kbps 16000 Hz)


Episode 23: Matt Christman Takes on Gaming

25-05-2017

Matt "Cushbomb" Christman comes on to meet me in the squared circle, where I will fight for the honor of gaming. Or, well, we'll chat animatedly anyway.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 49.82MB - Duration: 42:24 m (164 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 22: VR and Games Dev (with @fender_splendor)

20-05-2017

We invite Paul (@fender_splendor) on the podcast to talk VR in terms of his own experience in development, its future, its aesthetics, and how we can understand it as a conceptual apparatus.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 23.78MB - Duration: 48:04 m (69 kbps 16000 Hz)


Episode 21: Hazel Monforton on Narrative and Games

15-05-2017

We have Hazel Monforton (@hazelmonforton) on to talk about gaming and narrative, architecture, and the lovely What Remains of Edith Finch. By far our most academic conversation yet -- no don't leave, it's good!

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 54.61MB - Duration: 53:48 m (142 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 20: Metal Gear Solid with Felix Biederman

11-05-2017

Chapo Trap House's Felix Biederman joins us to talk about the aestheticization of war, the melancholy of the deep state, and the prescience of Hideo Kojima.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 55.66MB - Duration: 50:48 m (153 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 19: Conversations with Matt Brady

09-05-2017

I talk with Matt Brady (@mattvbrady) about Fallout, gaming in your thirties, Australia, and why Skyrim's civil war was such a downer.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 23.11MB - Duration: 46:43 m (69 kbps 16000 Hz)


Episode 18: Rhythm Games with Roger Clark and Trent

01-05-2017

We welcome Roger Clark (@rogerclark) and Trent (@goodboytrent) on the podcast to talk rhythm games, their seemingly timeless appeal, immersion, abstraction, and more!

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 25.34MB - Duration: 51:36 m (69 kbps 16000 Hz)


Episode 17: RPGs and Sequels with LavosXII

29-04-2017

Erica (@LavosXII) and I talk sequels, indirect concepts, RPG plots, and even a little schlocky action in this extra-long episode of No Cartridge Audio!

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 37.38MB - Duration: 1:14:31 m (70 kbps 16000 Hz)


Episode 15 -- Side Quests

25-04-2017

A No Cartridge Update and Manifesto followed by a serious consideration of why I like side quests so much.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 21.45MB - Duration: 18:00 m (167 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 14 - Night in the Woods and Creepypasta

15-04-2017

We talk creepypasta and narrative window dressing in relation to Night in the Woods' adept use of the supernatural.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 13.15MB - Duration: 10:48 m (170 kbps 44100 Hz)


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