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 36: "An attempt to streamline a system that's, just, present" with Andrew @illybocean

02-08-2017

We welcome Andrew (@illybocean) onto the podcast to talk a wide range of topics from censorship laws to open world gaming to being scared when the sun goes down!

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 46.15MB - Duration: 1:27:25 m (74 kbps 16000 Hz)


Episode 35: "Even if Everything is Artifice, It is Imbued With the Human Spirit"

26-07-2017

We welcome Donald Borenstein (@boringstein) onto the podcast to talk about licensed games, mediocrity, capitalism, and the particular joys of bad cash-ins.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 83.15MB - Duration: 1:22:26 m (141 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 34: "I want a reason to play video games" with Chris Person (@papapishu)

18-07-2017

We're lucky to have Chris Person (@papapishu) on the podcast to talk about game length, narrative structure, and 100 hour monster games.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 45.15MB - Duration: 43:15 m (146 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 33: "Historical Madlibs, to a degree" with Andrew Dunn (@anndraadunn)

14-07-2017

We welcome Andrew Dunn on the podcast to talk about history, representation, mechanics, and the ways we understand the nuanced flows of the visions given to us by historical reenactment.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 40.3MB - Duration: 1:18:56 m (71 kbps 16000 Hz)


Episode 32: Finding the point at which it's no longer possible to have a happy ending (with Josh Boerman @boshj)

10-07-2017

We bring Josh Boerman (@boshj) on to talk narrative, theater, and the rising action of video games!

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 20.88MB - Duration: 59:30 m (49 kbps 16000 Hz)


Episode 31: "Life is beautiful, you just have to understand it" (with @kamel_altamimi)

05-07-2017

We invite Kamel Altamimi (@kamel_altamimi) on to offer a rebuttal and expansion on Matt Christman's analysis of gaming in Episode 23. Politics, gaming, and hope!

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 41.09MB - Duration: 1:21:48 m (70 kbps 16000 Hz)


Episode 30: Brock Wilbur, Religion, and Postal

01-07-2017

We invite Brock Wilbur on to talk religion, revenge, agony, ecstasy, and of course video games.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 47.39MB - Duration: 1:10:48 m (94 kbps 44100 Hz)


BONUS: Jon Bernhardt on Iron Man

25-06-2017

What he said.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 1.19MB - Duration: 2:14 m (74 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 29: Jon Bernhardt on Prey

25-06-2017

We have Jonathan Bernhardt (@jonbernhardt) on to talk Prey, Bethesda and Arkane's new part-stealth part-shock game Prey, among other things!

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 48.88MB - Duration: 1:35:19 m (72 kbps 16000 Hz)


Episode 28: Hazel Monforton on Writing for Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

21-06-2017

We welcome Hazel Monforton onto the show to talk about her experience as a writer on the upcoming Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 47.21MB - Duration: 47:15 m (140 kbps 44100 Hz)


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