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!
In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, I look at violence in videogames, trying to answer the question of why we should be lenient (or if we should be at all) to "murder simulators." Full episode available on patreon.com/hegelbon
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We welcome Scott Blaha (@socksmahoney) on the podcast to talk about Dark Souls, the reason it's fun, its lore, and to close the book on difficulty.
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We welcome Andrew @andrewfairbairn Fairbairn, @tom_j_allen, @deadpanmarc, @showcasemassive, and @moontreezone on the podcast to talk about playing Overwatch as a team and the game's sense of balance and competition.
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We welcome Ian Renfroe (@glennfinito) onto the show to talk about difficult games, the nature of challenging work, and why music might be the best analogue to games yet.
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We welcome longtime friend of the podcast Alex Hinman to talk Red Alert, ideology, and cut scenes, among other Soviet psyops.
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We welcome Jesse @bronzehammer Farrar and Stefan @boring_as_heck Heck on the podcast to talk about streaming, toilets, and the nature of home ownership.
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We welcome Michael Lutz, creator of "The Uncle Who Works at Nintendo" and "My Father's Long Long Legs", on to talk about narrative, horror, expectations in gaming, and even a bit of dramatic theory.
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