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I Press X Therefore I Am

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I Press X Therefore I Am

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Episodes

Some People Just Need Killing: A Conversation with Hazel Monforton

9/23/2017
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This week we talk with Hazel Monforton about her work as a writer on Dishonored 2: Death of the Outsider (Arkane Studios). Hazel is also a PhD candidate at the University of Durham finishing her degree in English Literature. We talk about the process of writing for games, how she came to work with the folks at Arkane, and most importantly lore and the amazing story of Billie Lurk. We keep it spoiler free as possible with the promise of a spoilercast to come! What We’re Playing: Dishonored...

Duration: 01:30:52


Episode 158: The Two Jaakko Problem: The Problem of Representation in Game Studi

9/9/2017
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This week we chat about the perils and pitfalls of having a particular history of a the field of game studies laid out in a journal special issue when there is an apparent lack of diversity, disciplinary representation, and more. The title “The Two Jaakko Problem” does not come from the fact that we have a problem with Finnish dudes named Jaakko, but rather that we see the limitations of having a number of scholars with similar demographics while having none that represent others. Links of...

Duration: 01:37:20


Episode 157: Navigating Spaces: Being Together In and Through Games

8/25/2017
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This week we chat about always online games that don't offer a single player experience. We talk about the positives and negatives (and the in-betweens) of this newly (?) popular experience. We also talk about Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and how representation matters. Finally we talk about Mike Meginnis' short story "Navigators" and task you all with reading/listening to it and tweeting at us about it (@nymgamer). Links of Note: Sam's (nymgamer_saffista) Mixer channel...

Duration: 01:23:24


Episode 156: Pizza Party is the Best Party...Oh, and Our Video Game Summer Run

8/4/2017
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Episode 156 Pizza Party is the Best Party...Oh, and Our Video Game Summer Run Down This week we chat about what we've been playing this summer and what we are going to be playing to close the summer out before school starts back in a few weeks. We also talk about representation through character body types in Overwatch and Fortnite (aka thick thighs and lies?) , streaming as a gamer, and community building. Links of Note: Sam's (nymgamer_saffista) Mixer channel...

Duration: 01:36:26


Episode 155: Rebooting Boyhood and Playing Games For Girls

7/7/2017
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This week we have a conversation with Carly Kocurek, author of Coin-Operated Americans: Rebooting Boyhood at the Video Game Arcade (2015) and Brenda Laurel: Pioneering Games for Girls (2017) and developer of games like Choice Texas. We chat about Al Capone and money laundering, Disney and film preservation, video games (of course), and much more. What We’re Playing: -Overwatch -Ever Oasis -Perception -Lego Dimensions What We’re Reading -Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer -Mort...

Duration: 01:45:00


Episode 154: 2017 E3 Wrap Up: What We Loved and What We Didn't

6/22/2017
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As a follow up to episode 153, this week we talk about what we saw and played at E3 as well as talking about the things that we are most (and least) excited to get our hands on. What We’re Playing: Super Lucky’s TaleAshenRefunctOverwatch What We’re Drinking Varied Cranberry Peach mock/cocktails

Duration: 02:00:10


Episode 152: Then is Not Now: On Nostalgia in Games

5/26/2017
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This week in the podcast we talk about nostalgia in and around video games. We also talk a lot about playing games with our kids because we do that sometimes. What We’re Playing: Crusader Kings IIFlockLegend of Zelda: Breath of the WildPreyPokemon MoonThe WitnessSara is MissingHearthstone What We’re Reading Both of us are getting ready to go to a conference What We’re Drinking Abita AndygatorOld Bardstown Bourbon SourBourbon, pineapple, and ginger ale

Duration: 01:43:32


Episode 151: Coming Together Over Streams: A Conversation with Justin Clark

5/13/2017
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This week in the podcast we are joined by Twitch streamer Justin Clark (Twitch & Twitter: TrueZeldaFan) as we talk about the culture of streaming, why he streams, and lots of things in between. What We’re Playing: Persona 5Nier: AutomataLegend of Zelda: Breath of the WildCities: SkylinesMario Kart 8 DeluxeHearthstoneMass Effect: Andromeda What We’re Reading City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp by Ben RawlenceWhen She Woke by Hillary Jordan What We’re Drinking...

Duration: 02:04:14


Episode 150: On Recognition, Representation, and Revolution

4/28/2017
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This week in the podcast we had an amazing conversation with TreaAndrea Russworm (@ProfessorTMR) is an associate professor at UMass Amhearst, author of Blackness is Burning: Civil Rights, Popular Culture, and the Problem of Recognition and co-editor of From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry and the forthcoming Gaming Representation: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Video Games. Check out our conversations that span everything from film to fiction to comics to video games. What...

Duration: 02:18:49


Episode 146: Sometimes We Play Games…on Boards

2/18/2017
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Episode 146: Sometimes We Play Games on Boards (Right click and save as to download, or find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or TuneIn). In this week’s episode we talk about board games with our guest Tony Bushner. There’s also lots of talk of...

Duration: 01:52:50


Episode 145: Sometimes You Have to Kill Things: On Games and Self-Care

2/3/2017
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Episode 145: Sometimes You Have to Kill Things: On Games and Self-Care (Right click and save as to download, or find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or TuneIn). In this week’s episode we talk about games and self-care. We spend some time talking about...

Duration: 01:28:53


Episode 143: The F*ck You Line: Games and Emotion

1/20/2017
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Episode 143: The F*ck You Line: Games and Emotion (Right click and save as to download, or find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or TuneIn). In this week’s episode we talk about games and emotion using a chapter from Katherine Isbister’s book How Games...

Duration: 01:55:32


Episode 143: Best, Worst, and Everything In Between: GOTY 2016

1/6/2017
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Episode 143: Best, Worst, and Everything In Between: GOTY 2016 (Right click and save as to download, or find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or TuneIn). In this week’s episode we talk about our picks for GOTY as well as the games we...

Duration: 01:52:05


Episode 142: 2016: A Podcast Year in Relief

12/23/2016
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Episode 142: 2016: A Podcast Year in Relief (Right click and save as to download, or find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or TuneIn). In this week’s episode several of us have chosen our favorite podcast moments from the last year and brought them...

Duration: 01:05:41


Episode 141: All I Want for Giftmas (2016 Edition)

12/9/2016
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Episode 141: All I Want for Giftmas (2016 Edition) (Right click and save as to download, or find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or TuneIn). In this week’s episode we take some time to talk about gifts that we’d like to give to...

Duration: 01:21:55


Episode 140: Racism and Worldbuilding in Mafia III: A Conversation with Joshara Edwards

11/11/2016
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Episode 140: Racism and Worldbuilding: A Conversation with Joshara Edwards (Right click and save as to download, or find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or TuneIn). In this week’s episode we talk with Joshara Edwards. Joshara is a game developer at Blind Squirrel Games...

Duration: 01:25:55


Episode 139: When Horror Gets Real: The Halloween Episode

10/28/2016
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Episode 139: When Horror Gets Real: The Halloween Episode (Right click and save as to download, or find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or TuneIn). This week we talk about what we are playing and watching as we all hold our own private Halloween celebrations....

Duration: 01:43:20


Episode 137: A Turtle Named Shelly: Firewatch With Me

9/30/2016
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Episode 137: A Turtle Named Shelly: Firewatch With Me (Right click and save as to download, or find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or TuneIn). This week we come together to talk about turtles, bees, and mysteries in the Wyoming mountains. That’s right...

Duration: 01:40:24


Episode 136: Dangerous Depictions: A Conversation with Tommi Godwin

9/17/2016
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Episode 136: Dangerous Depictions: A Conversation with Tommi Godwin (Right click and save as to download, or find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or TuneIn). This week we are joined by guest, Tommi Godwin. Tommi is a veteran, she was an officer, a...

Duration: 01:39:13


Episode 135: Just Too Canadian: A Conversation on Feminist Game Studies with Emma Vossen

9/2/2016
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Episode 135: Just Too Canadian: A Conversation on Feminist Game Studies with Emma Vossen (Right click and save as to download, or find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or TuneIn). This week we talk with outgoing Editor-in-Chief of First Person Scholar, Emma Vossen...

Duration: 01:37:08

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