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Games Podcasts

The Sega Genesis Mini Faithfully Recreates the Experience of Not Having a SNES

Nostalgia plays inevitably fall victim to bad memories as well.
Ricardo Contreras
8.16.19
Games Podcasts

'The Outer Worlds' and Having Politics vs. Just Referencing Politics

This is especially problematic when you're trying to analyze a game at a limited preview event put on by the game's publisher!
Ricardo Contreras
8.5.19
Games Podcasts

'Fire Emblem' Can't Decide How We Should Learn to Play It

How willing should players be to dig through menus to get the information they need to play the game?
Ricardo Contreras
7.31.19
Games Podcasts

Dang, 'Fire Emblem' Games Have Gotten Really Long

At the 40-hour mark, Austin was only halfway through the latest Fire Emblem.
Ricardo Contreras
7.26.19
Games Podcasts

'Evangelion' Ruins One of Its Best Plot Beats With Sexist Tropes

Doesn't matter how wild the twist is if you tie it to bad characterization.
Ricardo Contreras
7.25.19
Games Podcasts

The Perils of Storytelling in Roguelikes

Storytelling in games is already hard, but balancing randomization and clarity in roguelike narrative can be particularly difficult.
Ricardo Contreras
7.23.19
Games Podcasts

With Its Final Splatfest, 'Splatoon 2' Made Us Question the Nature of Its Universe

One final fight to determine the fate of Inkopolis.
Ricardo Contreras
7.19.19
Games Podcasts

'Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Doubles Down on Relationships (And It Rules)

'Fire Emblem: Three Houses' focuses on the best part of the Fire Emblem formula: its character growth.
Ricardo Contreras
7.16.19
Games Podcasts

We Built Our Gaming Dream Teams, and Donkey Kong Got Cut

What if games publishers traded franchises every year the way professional sports teams do?
Ricardo Contreras
7.12.19
Games Podcasts

'Evangelion' Presents: Gendo Ikari, Anime's Worst Dad

Maybe you've known that for years, but he's so bad that it still had to be said.
Ricardo Contreras
7.12.19
Podcast

The Connection Between a Deadly Gunfight and Phone Location Data

In the span of six seconds and 20 gunshots and three dead bodies hit the ground of a Nissan dealership in Texas. And somebody was tracking one of their cell phones remotely.
Motherboard Staff
7.11.19
Culture

'Extremes' Is Our Podcast About People Who've Lived Through Wild Situations

In one episode, we meet a guy who mailed himself from the U.K. to Australia. In another, we talk to a former banker who embezzled $700 million.
VICE Staff
7.10.19
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