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Playable Character is a bi-weekly podcast featuring essays, interviews, roundtable discussions, and stories from across the gaming world. Created by former First Wall Rebate hosts Shawn Rider, Trevor Dodge and Shane Hinton, the crew is now joined by a variety of contributors.
||CleanBonus 001: The Longevity of Pinball||In this episode: We offer up some extra footage from our visit to the National Pinball Museum. David Silverman discusses the longevity of the pinball industry in spite of some of the hardships manufacturers have faced over the years. -||10/5/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean008: Looking Back||In the last episode of season 1 Shawn Rider, Trevor Owens, and Shane Hinton take a look back at the previous episodes and chime in with our thoughts on some of the segments. - Music Credits (in order of appearance): -||8/25/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean007: Game Discomfort||In this episode: - Nick Hagman on beating Ninja Gaiden with a dance pad, and his motivation for playing difficult games in impossibly hard ways. Watch his videos here, and check out his Facebook page here. - Trevor Owens of playthepast.||8/10/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean006: Developing Expectations||In this episode: - Chris Avellone discusses Planescape: Torment, Fallout: New Vegas, and player expectations in RPGs. Find out more about Fallout: New Vegas and Chris' other projects at http://obsidianent.com. -||7/27/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean005: The National Pinball Museum||In this show: - We visit the National Pinball Museum and talk to David Silverman, the creator, curator and executive director. - Along the way we speak with museum visitors Alan, T-Man, and the Dillon Brothers. - Music Credits: -||7/13/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean004: Invaders!, History, and Chip Music Controversy||In this show: - Douglas Stanley talks to us about his piece, Invaders!, and the creative environment that produced it. - Trevor Owens of playthepast.org discusses collecting evidence as a digital historian in Fallout 3. -||6/29/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean003: Games for Learning||In this show: - We take an extended look at two sides of Games for Learning: teachers and developers. - Marjee Chmiel discusses using games in the classroom. Operation: Resilient Planet Her National Geographic Games||6/15/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean002: Magazines, Mines, and Classroom Practice||In this show: - Shawn Rider interviews Jamin Warren about the ideas behind Kill Screen, a game culture magazine. - David Carlton discusses ideas from his Minecraft blog about architecture and the perception of labor. -||6/1/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean001: Orcs, Hellfire, and Rainy Days||In this show: - Trevor Dodge responds to Leigh Alexander's thoughts on the EA game Dante's Inferno. - Erik Loyer of Opertoon discusses the creation of and inspirations for his hit app, Strange Rain. - Shawn Rider reports his game-changing experience...||5/17/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFWR Archives: Leigh Alexander and the Twitter Army||In May of 2009 we were joined by Leigh Alexander of Gamasutra, Kotaku, and Sexy Videogameland. We were excited to talk with Leigh about the impact of social networking technologies on game development and coverage,||5/3/2011||Free||View In iTunes|