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 50: "That Hideous Strength" w/ Chris Gardiner of Failbetter Games

23-10-2017

We welcome Chris Gardiner (@CHGardiner) to the show to discuss Sunless Skies, Failbetter Games, and lore, lore, lore. An absolute gem.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 38.84MB - Duration: 48:29 m (112 kbps 44100 Hz)


No Cartridge Bonus: Patreon Sample on RUINER

19-10-2017

A brief sample of what you can get over at the Patreon, as I give a few minutes introduction to RUINER and the issue of difficulty as gatekeeping.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 4.83MB - Duration: 4:50 m (140 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 49: Empathy Machines with @dogin_hoodie

16-10-2017

We're lucky enough to have @dogin_hoodie with us today. Half of the VR studio Iteria Games, he comes on to talk with us about virtual reality development, empathy, art, teleology, and so much more.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 79.56MB - Duration: 1:32:26 m (120 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 48: "Army Figurines Have Been Here Forever" w/ Conor McGovern

09-10-2017

We welcome Conor "@conorFMcgovern" McGovern on to discuss mini-gaming, the ties that bind between work and play, historical accuracy and more!

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 32.45MB - Duration: 1:03:39 m (71 kbps 16000 Hz)


BONUS: Preview of Patreon episode on Violence

06-10-2017

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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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 7.28MB - Duration: 5:58 m (171 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 47: "Against an Easy Mode" with Scott @socksmahoney Blaha

04-10-2017

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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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 63.65MB - Duration: 1:00:38 m (147 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 46: "We know you need healing, Genji" w/ basically half of UK twitter

29-09-2017

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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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 57.69MB - Duration: 54:33 m (148 kbps 44100 Hz)


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)


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