The History of Paper Money – The Gold Standard – Extra History – #6

The History of Paper Money – The Gold Standard – Extra History – #6

In this series, we rarely get far into the 20th Century because it’s hard to have historical perspective on events that are that close to our own time. But today, we’re gonna have to roar in to the latter half of the 20th Century to show you just recently this idea came to be. This

Ladders and Team Games – Doing it Wrong – Extra Credits

Ladders and Team Games – Doing it Wrong – Extra Credits

You know what would be crazy? If we judged baseball players by how well they did when they played with teams of random people, some of whom refused to communicate, and others that might be out to actively sabotage the game. Yep, this is how we judge our play in most video games. Big thanks

Diversity – Why Do Games Lack Diverse Characters? – Extra Credits

Diversity – Why Do Games Lack Diverse Characters? – Extra Credits

The PS4 Pro – Changing the Console Market – Extra Credits

The PS4 Pro – Changing the Console Market – Extra Credits

A few weeks ago, we finally saw the official announcement for what we all knew was coming: the PS4 Pro, or as I like to think of it, the PS4.5. So what does it mean? Does it change gaming or is it just another weird hardware cash-grab? Before we can talk about anything else, we

Blockchain Games – Can Blockchain Technology be a Game Mechanic? – Extra Credits

Blockchain Games – Can Blockchain Technology be a Game Mechanic? – Extra Credits

Hey everyone. As you can see, I am NOT Dan. I’m not even a Dan, actually. So allow me to introduce myself. My name is Matt and it is my honor to be Extra Credits new showrunner and lectern wrangler. Oh, and this is my cat Zoey. I’m sure she’ll be stopping in to pester

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