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 105: The Transformative Nature of Speedruns with John Donahue

08-01-2019

Just in time for AGDQ, we welcome John Donohue on the show to talk about speedrunning, the appeal of the spectacle, and the way it creates a uniquely cooperative social space!

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Episode 104: Saying the Quiet Part Quiet

24-12-2018

Solo episode this week! I talk The Messengeer, EDF 4.1, and the ways games and art get politics across when it is and isn't literally in the work itself.

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Episode 103: The Curious Case of Paul Walker-Emig and the Return of the Obra Din

20-12-2018

We welcome Utopian Horizon's own Paul Walker-Emig on the show to talk about a game that's not so much a game but a detective simulator, The Return of the Obra Dinn! Plus, Paul talks Discworld: Noir, which shouldn't be missed.

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Episode 102: Inside the Comic's Studio with Michael Kupperman

07-12-2018

We welcome Michael Kupperman, comic artist extraordinaire, to the show to talk gaming, kids, cliques, and fandom -- with, of course, a lot of conversation about his impressive catalogue of work!

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Episode 101: Destiny For Dummies with Ian @ianperialism

28-11-2018

We didn't stop at 100! And now, in a week where a new Destiny 2 season is launching and new DLC is forthcoming, we have Discourse Collective veteran Ian on to talk to us about all things Destiny lore. Get the real scoop.

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Episode 100!! The Return of Alex Navarro

16-11-2018

For this milestone episode, we welcome back our very first ever guest, Giant Bomb's Alex Navarro! We talk Red Dead 2, Extra Life drumming, the podcast, gaming journalism, and we get an oral history of Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing.

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No Cartridge LIVE with Scott Benson

13-11-2018

I am thrilled to finally debut -- as part one of our episode 100 spectacular -- the live show at Caveat NYC with Scott Benson! Sword and Sworcery, Katamari Damacy, a special call in Q&A -- it's all here!

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No Cartridge After Dark BONUS: Wheatus After Dark

10-11-2018

Olivia (@spookyoolong) and I welcome Brendan B Brown from Wheatus onto After Dark in our first (and perhaps ONLY) free episode! We try to get over being deeply star struck, and talk videogames, brothers, amps, music and more!

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Episode 99: Modding as a Kind of Praxis with Thumblesteen

07-11-2018

We welcome Fallout modder and all-around impressive leftist organizer Thumblesteen to the show to talk about disability, modding politics, and how effective organizing starts with camaraderie.

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No Cartridge Patreon Unlock: Leon "leyawn" Chang on his Music

31-10-2018

Free to non-subscribers for the first time! We were lucky enough to get Leon Chang, also known as @leyawn back on the show to talk about his remarkable work as a composer of electronic music.

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