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 45: Axis of Difficulty w/ Ian @Glennfinito Renfroe

25-09-2017

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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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 29.49MB - Duration: 57:56 m (71 kbps 16000 Hz)


Episode 44: "Psychic Warfare is Real" with Alexander Hinman

22-09-2017

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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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 55.82MB - Duration: 1:03:53 m (122 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 43: The Mountaintop w/ Erica @lavosxii

19-09-2017

We welcome back Erica (@lavosxii) to talk with us about MMORPG theory, FFXIV, and the nature of cooperation.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 45.13MB - Duration: 1:29:07 m (71 kbps 16000 Hz)


Episode 42: "Hearthstone With Schilling" w/ Jesse Farrar and Stefan Heck

15-09-2017

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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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 86.98MB - Duration: 1:27:42 m (139 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 41: "/play" w/ Lena @lbourgie

08-09-2017

We welcome Lena (@lbourgie), long time friend of the podcast and of me, to the podcast to talk about quitting gaming, addiction, and fulfillment.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 31.49MB - Duration: 1:03:44 m (69 kbps 16000 Hz)


Episode 40: "Malevolent Magical Realism" w/ Michael Lutz (@warrenisdead)

04-09-2017

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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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 67.06MB - Duration: 1:12:09 m (130 kbps 44100 Hz)


Mini Ep: The Indiegogo (w/ Jesse Farrar)

29-08-2017

We invite Jesse Farrar (@BronzeHammer) on to help me tweak the final details of my indiegogo pitch with his YKS knowledge

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 17.39MB - Duration: 16:19 m (149 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 39: "Dad, someone took my items!" w/ Brandon @sexualjumanji Zaboklicki

25-08-2017

We welcome Brandon Zaboklicki (@sexualjumanji) onto the podcast to talk Rainbow Six: Seige, multiplayer gaming, why he's not a fan of PUBG and more!

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 20.44MB - Duration: 38:51 m (74 kbps 16000 Hz)


Episode 38: "This is the formula for turning games into a class issue" with Ed Zitron

17-08-2017

We welcome longtime friend of the cast Ed Zitron (@edzitron) on the show to talk about Gacha games, Fortnite, and the slow and painful death of the single player title.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 67.72MB - Duration: 1:06:48 m (142 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 37: "If you're forced to have combat, it's taking away your agency" with @RS_Benedict

10-08-2017

We welcome RS_Benedict on the show to talk about pacifism, gaming, agency, and player choice -- and RS' ongoing novel!

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 43.45MB - Duration: 40:14 m (151 kbps 44100 Hz)


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