Episode 84 – Your Cursor is My Prisoner

Episode 84 – Your Cursor is My Prisoner

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.

Interesting Reading:

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.

Featured Music:

-“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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