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 HELL: Cartridge Shrugged

18-06-2018

Trevor Strunk is away. The grim legacy of Dutch techno and objectivist philosophy collide in a very special episode, narrated by Will.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 3.21MB - Duration: 3:31 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 83: "Roy is Broken," Smash Bros Melee with Phil Nolan

13-06-2018

We welcome Phil @nilpholan Nolan onto the podcast to talk about his time in the competitive Smash Bros Melee scene, his sense of the game itself, the wild world of real life fighting game competitions, and more!

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 44.44MB - Duration: 1:03:03 m (99 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 82: "You Make a Lot of Enemies" w/ Brian Hanson!

05-06-2018

We welcome Brian Hanson onto the podcast to discuss the heady days of the Japanese economic boom and the loads of unspent money that produced some of the stranger, more engaging, and fascinating games of the pre-crash 90s!

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 60.28MB - Duration: 1:20:59 m (104 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 81: "It's Just Gone." Demon's Souls with Scott Benson

29-05-2018

You know him and love him, not just friend but family of the podcast, Night in the Woods' own Scott @bombsfall Benson is back from his BAFTA winning sojourn and here to talk at length about the newly departed, but really always alive Demon'

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 139.75MB - Duration: 2:04:34 m (157 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 80: A Deeply Miserable Process w/ Alex Reed

22-05-2018

We're lucky to have Alex (@alexmreed) on the show to talk about his experience on the production side of gaming! QA testing, ratings, the vagaries of publication, and a History Channel game panned -- don't miss this.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 57.28MB - Duration: 1:07:27 m (119 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 79: "They Had to Have An Ending" KOTOR with Luke

15-05-2018

We welcome Luke @lukeisamazing to talk Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Finally, we solve Star Wars!

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 36.36MB - Duration: 40:51 m (124 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 78: "Toad Has No Inner Life" w/Branson Reese!

08-05-2018

Finally, after months in the offing, we welcome the charming and talented Branson Reese on the podcast! You know his comics already, but we talk art, aesthetics, videogames, comics, the whole gamut!

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 59.4MB - Duration: 1:15:26 m (110 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 77: "Narrative in the Age of Mobile" w/ Tom Dziuba

01-05-2018

We welcome mobile games writer Tom @coachfordads Dziuba on to talk Spider-Man, mobile development, and the way narrative is evolving daily. Super interesting look into the industry!

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 52.9MB - Duration: 1:09:56 m (106 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 76: Videogames' Citizen Kane w/David "TheBeerNerd" Eisenberg

23-04-2018

We welcome David Eisenberg, aka the Beer Nerd, who comes on to talk Earthbound, OFF, and emotionally and psychologically evocative RPGs.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 58.78MB - Duration: 1:00:45 m (135 kbps 44100 Hz)


Episode 75: "There Isn't Always Tomorrow" w/Jason Rohrer!

16-04-2018

We welcome Jason Rohrer, famous and even infamous indie game designer to talk narrative, form, his vision, and his new game One Hour One Life. An absolutely crucial account of game design straight from the horse's mouth.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 57.88MB - Duration: 1:02:11 m (130 kbps 44100 Hz)


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