Religion in Games – I: Mechanics, Lore, and Heart – Extra Credits

Religion in Games – I: Mechanics, Lore, and Heart – Extra Credits

Alright folks this one has been a long time coming It’s one of the first episodes we’ve thought about doing, but we kept getting thwarted by the lack of material on this subject So it just kind of sat on the back burner for a little while That is until last year, when we auctioned

Shiver with Anticipation – How Horror Games Create Tension Cycles – Extra Credits

Shiver with Anticipation – How Horror Games Create Tension Cycles – Extra Credits

Welcome to the second week of Halloween because one’s never enough. I gotta say I am shocked We’ve never done this topic before I feel like we must have but I can’t seem to find it in the archive so alright This week we’ll be talking about the tension and release curve for a horror

Toxicity – Why Players Rage and How to Defuse It – Extra Credits

Toxicity – Why Players Rage and How to Defuse It – Extra Credits

This has been weighing on me for a while. There’s something that comes up all the time in the press, something we’ve all experienced. It’s something endemic in our community and it’s something we’ve got to talk about. How we treat each other. Not a week goes by that I don’t hear about bannings and

Propaganda Games: Sesame Credit – The True Danger of Gamification – Extra Credits

Propaganda Games: Sesame Credit – The True Danger of Gamification – Extra Credits

Okay. So one of you recently brought this to our attention, and when we first started looking into it, we couldn’t believe it. Even now, looking at this, I keep thinking that there’s gotta be something about this that I just don’t understand. Like, I must be reading this wrong. it’s just so clearly something