Episode 84 – Your Cursor is My Prisoner
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Week in Geek: Andrew plays to complete the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles trilogy with its final Russian installment while Dan plays Campo Santo’s new release, Firewatch.
Same Song, Different Tune: Dan and Andrew discuss how the cultural meaning of music can change drastically when used in different contexts. How many people think about demon-slaying when they hear “Carry On Wayward Son” by Kansas? How many people think of stylized violence when they hear Dick Dale’s “Miserlou”? (How many people think about A Podcast [ , ] For All Intents and Purposes when they hear “Stayin’ In Black” by Wax Audio––or either ACDC’s “Back in Black” or the BeeGee’s “Stayin’ Alive”, for that matter?)
Cheap Games, Part 2 – The Returns: Andrew and Dan return tangentially to the discussion of cheap ass games with an investigation of how many players think of a game’s value in terms of length of play.
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For all intents and purposes, that’s an episode recap.
–“Street Fighter II led the Way for Games as a Medium of Self-Expression” by Anthony John Agnello via the A.V. Club.
–“Deadpool and the Box Office of R-Rated Comic Book Films” by Rob Leane via Den of Geek.
–“Pearls From the Depths: An Interview with Night Dive Studios” by Rock Closson via Known Griefers.
–“No, You Shouldn’t Get Your Money Back for Games You Finished and Loved” by Ben Kuchera via Polygon.
-“Stayin’ in Black” by Wax Audio
-“Carry On Wayward Son” by Kansas
-“Stay in Your Tower and Watch” by Chris Remo (from Firewatch)
-“Miserlou” by Dick Dale
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