The Kobayashi Maru – No-Win Scenarios in Games – Extra Credits

The Kobayashi Maru – No-Win Scenarios in Games – Extra Credits

If you would all be so kind to quickly follow me down this rabbit hole real quick: Picture yourself trying to kill a few minutes in a waiting room, so you pull out your phone or laptop and open up Solitaire. Now, in that moment, do you start to feel like Captain Kirk? [cat meows]

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