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Headshots is the psychology and gaming podcast. Join Kelli Dunlap and Josué Cardona for mind-blowing, insightful conversations about human behavior, motivation, game design, play, and more.

Headshots is the psychology and gaming podcast. Join Kelli Dunlap and Josué Cardona for mind-blowing, insightful conversations about human behavior, motivation, game design, play, and more.
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Headshots is the psychology and gaming podcast. Join Kelli Dunlap and Josué Cardona for mind-blowing, insightful conversations about human behavior, motivation, game design, play, and more.

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English


Episodes

Memorable Game Deaths

8/23/2018
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#51: Lauren asked members of the GT Community about their most memorable game deaths and then wrote a paper on it. Lauren and Josué discuss what makes a game death memorable and why so many people answer the question with “Aeris from FFVII.” This topic was inspired by Gabby DaRienzo and the Play Dead Podcast. Questions? […]

Duration:00:50:09

Mega Man Memory Collection

8/9/2018
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#50: Your favorite games are sometimes the ones you remember the most fondly, not the games you are best at or know the most about. In the 50th(!!!) episode of Headshots, Josué realizes he loves Mega Man games despite knowing very little about them. Questions? Comments? Discuss this episode on the GT Forum. — Visit […]

Duration:00:20:27

God of Feels

7/12/2018
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#49: The new God of War surprised us by how genuine the relationships felt and all of the emotions we experienced throughout our playthroughs. Josué and Lara discuss how much they related to the game, what they felt, and why they think it matters. *Get Geek Therapy merchandise at geektherapy.com/store. (Affiliate Disclosure) — Visit us at www.HeadshotsPodcast.com. Follow us […]

Duration:00:55:35

Manage Your Expectations

6/28/2018
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#48: Josué and Kelli discuss reactions to games like Sea of Thieves and No Man’s Sky that seem to make many gamers angry. We talk about the feelings that follow playing a game that doesn’t meet expectations or simply isn’t what you wanted it to be. Questions? Comments? Discuss this episode on the GT Forum. […]

Duration:00:43:41

Detroit: Become Human

6/14/2018
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#47: Josué and Lauren played Detroit: Become Human and had experienced completely different stories. We take a very long and spoiler-filled look at our experiences and discuss many of the game’s themes. What did you think of Detroit? Questions? Comments? Discuss this episode on the GT Forum. This episode is sponsored by: Plus 7 Intelligence, […]

Duration:01:35:14

STAY

5/31/2018
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#46: Kelli and Josué discuss STAY, a pixel-art adventure game whose protagonist Quinn is a therapist that has been abducted. You play as the only person who can communicate with and help Quinn. The game deals with mental health issues and you can constantly monitor Quinn’s mood, his trust of you, and your bonding with him. […]

Duration:00:45:04

Time

5/17/2018
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#45: Josué and Lauren have been playing Minit which got them talking about the different ways time is used in games. *Enter our gaming week giveaway by visiting geektherapy.com/giveaway. For more on Mega Cat Studios, visit megacatstudios.com. — Visit us at www.HeadshotsPodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter: @HeadshotsCast | @KelliNDunlap | @JosueACardona | @CHICKENDINOSAUR Headshots is a member of the Geek Therapy Podcast Network. […]

Duration:00:48:54

The Fortnite Phenomenon

5/3/2018
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#44: Fortnite is huge. Everybody is playing it. But why? We discuss some of the reasons why we think people love Fortnite and compare it to other phenomenons like GTA5, Minecraft, and Pokémon GO. *This episode includes an advertisement for Gamefly. If you use the link geektherapy.com/gamefly, Geek Therapy may receive compensation. (Affiliate Disclosure) — Visit us […]

Duration:00:41:46

A Way Out

4/26/2018
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#43: Josué and Lara played A Way Out, directed by Josef Fares. They had a lot of fun but Josué really disliked how it made him feel at one point because he disagreed so strongly with the choices he was given. Join us for a spoiler full discussion of A Way Out. *This episode includes an advertisement […]

Duration:00:36:17

The Joys of Co-Op Gaming

4/19/2018
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#42: This episode of Headshots is actually episode #130 of another show on the Geek Therapy Network called GT Radio where talk about all the ways and reasons why we love co-op games. What are your favorite co-op gaming memories? *Consider subscribing to Geek Therapy on Twitch. For instructions on how to subscribe for free using Amazon […]

Duration:01:06:42

One Hour One Life

4/5/2018
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#41: Kelli and Josué take a look at One Hour One Life, “a multiplayer survival game of parenting and civilization building” created by Jason Rohrer. We think it’s a unique game that we want to keep revisiting for many different reasons. *Consider subscribing to Geek Therapy on Twitch. For instructions on how to subscribe for free using Amazon Prime […]

Duration:00:46:52

What’s the Next Pokémon GO?

3/22/2018
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#40: The future of location-based games looks very bright now that Google has made its Maps API available to game developers. Josué and Kelli pitch ideas for new games based on some of their favorite properties. *Consider becoming a member of Geek Therapy on Patreon. For more information visit patreon.com/geektherapy. Notes: TaleBlazer – http://bit.ly/2GeQ5nf Headshots #19 – How […]

Duration:00:42:54

Play to Feel

3/8/2018
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#39: Some games are just better than others at conveying emotions through gameplay. We played the mobile game Florence and were floored by its ability to make you feel something through game mechanics. We talk about other games as well this week but Florence takes center stage. *Check out GT Radio, the original Geek Therapy […]

Duration:00:50:44

Mastery Hunter

2/22/2018
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#38: Josué is really enjoying Monster Hunter: World. He thinks it may be the quest for mastery in the game that has made this one of the most fun gaming experiences he’s had in a very long time. Josué and Kelli try to explain and find a name for what he’s experiencing. *Check out GT Radio, […]

Duration:00:43:30

Easy Mode?

2/8/2018
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#37: Celeste’s Assist Mode got us thinking about “easy mode” in other games and why we don’t see them more often. Also, how is mocking players who choose an easier difficulty a good idea? *This episode includes an advertisement for Humble Monthly. If you use the link geektherapy.com/humblemonthly Geek Therapy may receive compensation. (Affiliate Disclosure) […]

Duration:00:48:38

Streaming and Mental Health

1/25/2018
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#36: We discuss some of the mental health issues that streamers face by looking at the toll streaming can take on them and also what happens when viewers come to a stream for support and advice. *This episode includes a promotion for Geek Therapy on Patreon. For more information visit patreon.com/geektherapy. (Affiliate Disclosure) Notes: Geek […]

Duration:00:51:23

Gaming Disorder (Beta)

1/11/2018
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#35: We discuss the World Health Organization’s proposed Gaming Disorder diagnosis from the beta draft of the ICD-11. *This episode includes an advertisement for Humble Monthly. If you use the link geektherapy.com/humblemonthly Geek Therapy will receive compensation. (Affiliate Disclosure) — Visit us at www.HeadshotsPodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter: @HeadshotsCast @KelliNDunlap @JosueACardona Headshots is a member of the Geek Therapy Podcast […]

Duration:00:44:42

Super Family Odyssey

12/27/2017
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#34: Josué is joined by Patrick O’Connor who shares how everyone in his home is playing Super Mario Odyssey, very differently. We talk playing games as a family, how parents can be actively involved in their kids’ gaming, and how to monitor responsibly. Notes: Common Sense Media – https://www.commonsensemedia.org/ Patrick O’Connor on Twitter – @Comicspedia — Visit […]

Duration:00:58:02

Loot Boxes

12/13/2017
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#33: Kelli and Josué weigh in on the loot box discussion. Is everyone talking about the same thing? — Visit us at www.HeadshotsPodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter: @HeadshotsCast @KelliNDunlap @JosueACardona Headshots is a member of the Geek Therapy Podcast Network. Join us on the Geek Therapy Facebook Group. Geek Therapy Discord server – www.GeekTherapy.com/discord Geek Therapy Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/GeekTherapy

Duration:00:45:16

Streaming Saved Me… Video Games Saved Me

11/22/2017
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Content warning: This episode feature discussion of suicide and depression. #32: Josué interviews his friend Jonathan, a disabled veteran, about how video games and streaming communities saved him during a tough time. Notes: Jonathan on Mixer – https://mixer.com/Johnny7500 Jonathan on Twitter – https://twitter.com/johnny75001 Rolling for Change podcast – http://podcast.rollingforchange.com Geek Therapy Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/GeekTherapy — Visit us at www.HeadshotsPodcast.com....

Duration:00:27:29