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Join us every other week as we convene the 'video game book club.' Each episode is structured around a topic: anything from 'Trust' to 'Robots' to 'Body Parts'. Listen in as your hosts each bring a game to the table that they think exemplifies that topic in some way. Give us a shot, won't you?
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Jan 30, 2018
Head's up y'all: Colin's audio is very bad in this one. He apologizes for being harder on your ears than usual. That aside, this episode gets into the murky topic of Sequels in games. Your hosts tackle the big questions: what does it mean to have a sequel in the age of "games as service?" What is the cultural significance of "spiritual" sequels? Why are there so many horny hedgehogs on DeviantArt? Listen in as these questions are only barely answered in this episode. But that's ok; we'll get it in the next one.
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Games discussed include Power Stone 2, Resident Evil 4, Mega Man 3, and Return to Krondor

Show Notes: 

"Greg the Hedgehog"

"Dave the Hedgehog" (NSFW)

"Giovanni the Hedgehog"

"Colin the Hedgehog"

Jan 16, 2018
2018: The Year of Miitomo Waluigi! Your hosts kick off this discussion of "Simplicity" by pitching a Waluigi conspiracy theory that spins into a fully developed cinematic universe. Stick around to hear the show get back on the rails and get a pretty solid discussion on simplicity in games. Dave admits to earning every achievement in Everybody's Gone to the Rapture. Giovanni explores the subtle mystery of Pitfall. Greg gives everyone some Minesweeper speedrunning strats. Colin forgets to breathe for like three minutes. 
Shoutout to our listener Wap for suggesting this topic!
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Games discussed include Pitfall, Minesweeper, HUGPUNX, and Bury me, my Love

Show Notes: 

Game Theory Lucy Kellaway, Financial Times

If gamers are the "educated elite," then... Patricia Hernandez, Nightmare Mode (archived) 

HUGPUNX by Merritt K

Jan 2, 2018
The new year is upon us! Friend of the show Calvin Kasulke stops by to help your hosts work out their new year's resolutions. Listen in as we embrace 2018 with renewed energy, resolve to cut down on "onion" jokes, and create a copyrighted, legally distinct superhero who is fueled by anger. Also, there's some talk about "Transformation" or whatever. 
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Games discussed include Inside, Monument Valley, Tumbleseed, Universal Paperclips, and Reus