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Playversation Beginning Bhaloidam!

Finally putting our theory into practice, we chat with Corvus Elrod, creator of Bhaloidam, about the platform, its power and, of course, play the demo from the handbook. Featuring Corvus Elrod, Roger Travis, David Carlton, and Dan Cox. Direct Download … Continue reading

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School of Athens podcast, recorded 18 October 2012

In our discussion of the first two episodes of The Walking Dead, we are joined by Scott Juster and Jorge Albor from¬†Experience Points. Together, we analysis — and agonize over — our decisions across the two episodes, relating how we … Continue reading

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School of Athens podcast, recorded 4 October 2012

Analyzing horror movies through the lens of “final girl“, we discuss identification with avatars and their systems. Frustration of legibility and reinforcement of identification are highlighted with examples of boss battles from Space Channel 5 and Earthbound. We end with … Continue reading

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School of Athens podcast, recorded 20 September 2012

Stymied by repetitive combat, we eventually discuss game characters acting out of player control in Dragon Age 2, Final Fantasy VII and Planetfall. We then move towards talking about the possibilities of system and narration subversion in video games before … Continue reading

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School of Athens podcast, recorded 6 September 2012

Here we are, opening the conversation, in symposium, about subversion of immersive-identification that we continue to try to push forward. . . With David Carlton, Dan Cox, and Roger Travis. Edited by Dan Cox. VGHVIpodcastNS13 Subscribe on our iTunes page!

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School of Athens podcast, recorded 19 July 2012: Ace of Aces

This one’s a playversation with David and Roger piloting their WW I fighters against one another and trying to decide whether there’s anything essentially digital about digital games, while Dan tries to picture what the heck they’re doing up in … Continue reading

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The School of Athens (VGHVI) Podcast, recorded 17 May 2012

In this episode, we discuss thatgamecompany’s oeuvre. If for nothing else, this is a must-listen for the sound of us trying to pronounce that mot and finally settling on “works.” So from my perspective, the “thing” in this one is … Continue reading

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