Games, Seriously Podcast
By Christopher Yap, Rachel Bazelais, and Jonathan Padua
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The Games, Seriously Podcast is a safe place for intelligent and meaningful discussion on the medium of games from a variety of perspectives, with the fundamental intent of showing how games are or can be a significantly helpful medium for humanity. At the end of each episode we will invite comments and discussion via social media which we can use for discussion in future episodes. If games are something that you feel is important, please join our quest, because it is dangerous to go alone.
||SE02 EP01: Virtual Reality in Games?||The gaming industry at large has been getting really excited about Virtual Reality in recent years, as evidenced by increasing presence and visibility at game conferences and conventions alike. Could VR potentially be the real deal, or is it just a trend that could potentially go the way of the Virtual Boy? What is the current state of VR in gaming and where can we go from here?||5/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||SE01 EP08: Games, Seriously Game Ideas||Over the course of Season 1, we here at Games Seriously have imagined and maybe jokingly proposed rhetorical game ideas, and for today’s episode, we have compiled those weird game concepts and ideas for discussion, so get ready for more creative chaos.||2/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||SE01 EP07: Game Experiences for Future Generations||What sort of game experience would you love for the next generation of kids (or even your children/future children) to have? More specifically, what were those formative, memorable moments in gaming from your past that were just so phenomenal that you hope will be had by gamers who haven not yet been born?||1/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||SE01 EP06: Games We Can't Stop Thinking About||What are those games from your childhood or past which have endured in your memory? What traits from those games made it so that you think of those games even today? Join us in this episode as we investigate those questions and also confess which video game character we'd all like to hang out with.||12/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||SE01 EP05: Deep Dive: "This War of Mine"||Today we are having a look at 11 bit Studio's critically-acclaimed game entitled, "This War of Mine." Based loosely on the Bosnian conflict in 1992, "This War of Mine" allows players to experience the war not as a soldier, but rather as a civilian who is caught in the crossfire and must survive until a ceasefire is declared. How does this game create empathy, and how effective is it in this endeavor?||5/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||SE01 EP04: The Hero's Journey in Games||In this episode we examine Joseph Campbell's theory of the Monomyth, also commonly known as The Hero's Journey. While the Hero's Journey has been an interesting analytical lens to use when looking at static media such as Literature and Cinema, how does the Hero's Journey function in the interactive medium of the video game?||4/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||SE01 EP03: Game Deep Dive: "Game Dev Story" by Kairosoft||Today we are doing a deep dive into Kairosoft's most excellent and addictive mobile game "Game Dev Story" in order to explore why this game works so well, and why we can't put it down.||2/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||SE01 EP02: What Makes a Game More than a Game?||What are those factors in games that help to qualify it as more than a game, more than merely entertainment?||1/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||SE01 EP01: Why Are Games Important?||Despite the global popularity which the game industry and medium enjoy in the world today, why do you believe games are important? What potentials do games as an industry or medium of expression constitute to you? Are there any game examples that really show this?||12/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
You’ll Learn Something New Each Episode
If you’re like me, and you love games podcasts but you want to think about more than just the new releases, look no further. Instead of being hosted by journalists, this podcast is presented by a fiction writer, web developer and games researchers with diverse backgrounds that not only inspire interesting topics but also give insight into how games are tied to big picture topics such as occupational training and narrative evolution. No matter what your experience is in games, you’ll surely learn something from new each episode.