Have you noticed an increasing popularity of games that are basically just work simulators? Diner Dash, Farmville, Harvest Moon, and the Sims are essentially just simuolators of boring things we do in real life. What makes these fun? Enjoy!

Direct download: Episode_53_-_Labor_Day_Work_is_Play.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:54 AM

Happy anniversary, GT Podcast! This is a longer one, but that's because there were some cool announcements at the beginning and the subject matter got pretty detailed. Enjoy!

Direct download: 52_-_Lost_in_Translation_-_Is_language_important_in_games.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:25 AM

What kinds of gamer types are there? Are there classifications of gamers that make sense? This episode was inspired by the "Click here to find out your gamer type!" tests that you can take online and that are prevalent in so many gamer sites. Enjoy!

Direct download: 51_-_Know_Thyself_Gamer_Types.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:57 PM

Fiftieth episode hype! We talk about the application (and misapplication) of the Art of War in video games. Enjoy!

Direct download: Episode_50_-_Art_of_War_in_Video_Games.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:36 AM

A bonus episode live play podcast! Raife, Valentin, and NC-17 finally close in on their elusive quarry in the belly of Coruscant.  Part 3 of 3.

Direct download: Edge_of_the_Empire_Ep_1-3.mp3
Category:RPG -- posted at: 4:09 AM

Why are modern games trending toward darkness and less happy endings? What are the psychological, literary, and philosophical precedents for this? What eappeal does this darkness have? Enjoy!

Direct download: Episode_49.2_-_Analysis_of_Hello_Darkness_My_Old_Friend.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:37 PM

David and Jeremiah talk about auditory hallucinations in gamers, the upcoming (maybe) Dead Island Movie, Koreans/Japanese squabbles, a Final Fantasy cafe, and exercise as a partial cure for depression. They also discuss their recent gaming experiences, of which they had a lot of. Enjoy!

Direct download: Episode_49.1_-_Intro_to_Hello_Darkness_My_Old_Friend.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:34 PM

Amy joins Jeremiah for an episode about games that had a cultural influence..."Game Changers"! They discuss games that had a cultural impact and talk about what made them special. Enjoy!

Direct download: Episode_48_-_Game_Changers_with_Amy.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:26 AM

David and Jeremiah talk about what makes Beat-em-ups so intriguing, so dominant, and so awesome. Join us in our discussion on Facebook, Twitter, or email. Enjoy!

Direct download: Episode_47_-_Side-scrolling_Beat-em-ups.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 7:23 AM

Amy joins Jeremiah and David this week to discuss her experience learning a new RPG system. Then, the hosts talk about what optimizes learning while making it fun. Enjoy!

Direct download: Episode_46.2_-_Analysis_of_Teaching_RPGs_with_Amy.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:25 AM

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