Episode #110 – “Emotional Stretch Goals”

Episode #110 – “Emotional Stretch Goals”

Sep 15

Our hundred-and-tenth episode features Tzufit and Apple Cider talking to Martin Sahlin, creative director for Unravel. We interview Martin about his feelings on the game, the importance of empathy as well as what it was like presenting at E3. We also discuss how game developers should conduct themselves on social media. Mr. Street!

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Music used in our episode is “Carefree” by Kevin McLeod, courtesy of Incompetech.com.

Episode #109 – “Photosynthetic Transcutaneous Respiration”

Episode #109 – “Photosynthetic Transcutaneous Respiration”

Sep 08

Our hundred-and-ninth episode features Tzufit and Apple Cider talking to writer Juliet Kahn. We discuss Juliet’s experiences being a girl nerd and the idea of “not real games”, as well as talking about Bioware’s fashion show, and Hideo Kojima’s backflips around Quiet in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.

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Music used in our episode is “Carefree” by Kevin McLeod, courtesy of Incompetech.com.

Episode #108 – “Alienating Nipples”

Episode #108 – “Alienating Nipples”

Sep 01

Our hundred-and-eighth episode features Tzufit and Apple Cider talking among themselves. We discuss issues with World of Warcraft and Diablo 3, BitBash Chicagocard games that aren’t Cards Against Humanity, the Borderlands movie and feeling left out of fighting games.

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Music used in our episode is “Carefree” by Kevin McLeod, courtesy of Incompetech.com.

Episode #107 – “Very Interesting”

Episode #107 – “Very Interesting”

Aug 25

Our hundred-and-seventh episode features Tzufit and Apple Cider talking to Samantha Blackmon and Alisha Karabinus, the founder and managing editor of Not Your Mama’s Gamer. We discuss such topics as pregnancy in sci-fi games, how the site got started, Invisibility Blues, as well as why teen girls aren’t talking in online games.

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Music used in our episode is “Carefree” by Kevin McLeod, courtesy of Incompetech.com.

Episode #106 – “Wait and See”

Episode #106 – “Wait and See”

Aug 18

Our hundred-and-sixth episode features Tzufit and Apple Cider talking among themselves. We discuss Fallout Shelter, Ingress, as well as Warcraft‘s new expansion and Lara Croft’s penchant towards violence in Rise of the Tomb Raider.

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Episode #105 – “Leave Before the Party Starts”

Episode #105 – “Leave Before the Party Starts”

Aug 04

Our hundred-and-fifth episode features Tzufit and Apple Cider talking among themselves. We discuss Jenny Le Clue, the labor conditions in the QA sector of the games industry, the future of Hitbox as a streaming alternative, and the overall complexity of Hearthstone. We also touch on what exactly drives multi-player games in terms of overall power.

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Episode #104 – “A Raptor with Spectacles”

Episode #104 – “A Raptor with Spectacles”

Jul 28

Our hundred-and-fourth episode features Tzufit and Apple Cider talking to returning guest Todd Harper, video game critic and scholar. We discuss our feelings about mythical queer babes, women’s bodies in video games, making collectible figurines for women, as well as griefing in MMORPGs.

Content warning: Some discussion about bodies, disordered eating.

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Episode #103 – “In My Own Little Ways”

Episode #103 – “In My Own Little Ways”

Jul 21

Our hundred-and-third episode features Tzufit and Apple Cider talking to neuropsychologist Dr. Deborah Budding. We discuss her clinical practice with learning disabilities and autism and also how she feels games can help bridge a gap with mental health issues. We also discuss our feelings about using asylum settings in horror games.

Content warning: Frank discussion about mental health and the psychology profession, autism spectrum and psychotic disorders.

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