Academic

Why are all games about time loops these days? (with Federico Alvarez Igarzábal)

What if we could start all over again? – These days, a whole bunch of games tries to answer this question. From Hades to Returnal, from Loop Hero to 12 Minutes, and most recently: Deathloop. To help us understand why there is such an abundance of time loop games, we are joined by game studies scholar Federico Alvarez Igarzábal. Shownotes 00:05:24 Why are all…

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Reading Roger Caillois: Man, Play, and Games

Many have tried (and many failed) to bring various games together in a set of comprehensive categories. Roger Caillois is one of them and we are diving into his Classification of Games to explore the categories and how they apply to contemporary video games. In our side quests, we discuss the biggest leack in the history of…

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How NOT to write a term paper

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