Featured Guests

It’s dangerous to go alone! That is why we are so grateful to have inspiring people such as these on our show.

Research Psychologist and Research Director at Take This
Assistant Professor in the Department of Informatics at the University of Irvine, California
Enterprise Sales Director
at Room 8


“Wait, you want me to be in a testimonial? Hell, no!”

[Name redacted]

“This is a perfect podcast: 5/7!”

Studying Pixels

“Anyhow, why has this fantastic podcast such a small following still? Hurry up or you’ll miss out!”

Jessica Kathmann

“Worth a listen – and generally a great format in the domain of game studies!”

Dr. Rebecca Haar
Game Studies Scholar

“There is not a lot out there like this podcast!”

Dr. Jeremiah McCall

“It’s a me, Mario!”

Anonymous Plumber
Mushroom Kingdom

“Such a pleasure to be a guest on this excellent podcast!”

Dr. Sarah Stang
Assistant Professor at Brock University


The Magic of Motion Capturing (with Jimmy Corvan)

Motion capturing might look so smooth and effortless on screen but it is often the result of an intricate process. Our guest, Jimmy Corvan, can attest to that. He worked at the motion capture...

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Trauma in Video Games (with Thomas Spies)

Oh no, your family has been abducted and your village burnt to the ground! Better start a bloody vendetta…or so the story of many video games starts out. Our guest, Dr. Thomas Spies, argues...

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True Sight (with Sarah Stang)

Seeing beyond what seems to be real, seeing a ‘truth’ obscured from others—there seems to be a proper fascination with this exclusive gaze. We explore the notion of true sight in video games such...

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Extremism in Gaming Communities (with Rachel Kowert)

Gaming communities can be a lovely place of bonding and encouragement. However, and in no contradiction to the former, they can also be excluding, pervaded by extremism, and profoundly hostile towards anything ‘different’. Why...

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Games as Historical Problem Spaces (with Jeremiah McCall)

From Assassin’s Creed to Civilization and from The Oregon Trail to Valiant Hearts—video games are profoundly fascinated with history. But how can we analyse those representations of history without simply ‘fact checking’ the games?...

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The Ethics of Pirating Video Games (with Shlomo Sher and Andy Ashcraft)

Most of us have done it at some point, possibly without any awareness of the harm it might cause. After all, piracy has for a long time been an integral part of video game...

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