Posts tagged actors
Episode 23: But Chris, You Said We Wouldn't Talk About Sekiro!

Whoopsies. This one turned out to be much more about the current twitter “discourse” on game difficulty than either of us intended at first, but we think we had a salient angle to speak from. We also talk about games that have made us do weird things, from map drawing to creature memorization. Also included: Cheating the Game, Cheating Yourself, Not Growing, Not Improving, Taking Shortcuts, Gaining Nothing, Hollow Victories, Risking Nothing, and Not Knowing the Difference.

Episode 21: What's All This, Then!?

This week, we get wet and wild, by which I mean we were recording before either of us had fully absorbed our morning coffees. With that weird energy at our disposal, we talk about how stories change when the audience is forced to take on a different point-of-view, and how games create opportunities for this by swapping around main characters and making perspective switches. Also included: Horny for Osmosis, Nolan Nurth, Chris the Segue Boy, and an Actual Spoiler Warning

Episode 19.5: Live from Beat Kitchen in Chicago, IL

No pre-recorded episode this week, due to travel and work, but enjoy a quick treat! Our first ever live show, recorded at the Chicago Podcasters Unite C2E2 show on March 16th, 2019! The crowd was great, and we take our slot to talk how games sell immersion. Also included: Chris Forgets his Shakespeare, ThE tHeAtRe Of ThE eYe, and Sega Stole My Wallet!

Episode 17: Tales of Christine

This week we’ve got another super special guest episode! Our friend Christine, host of the podcast The Unexplored Places, joins us to talk about analog RPG narratives, as well as to gush with Dylan about one of their favorite JRPG series. Also included: Zesty Ohio, A Very Confused Audience Surrogate, and Dylan’s Anime-Glasses-Flash

Episode 15: Constantine Stanislavski's "Making a Game Friend."

This week, we are excited to unveil the long sought-after fourth book in the Russian acting teacher’s cannon of texts, in which he discussed character creation in video games as a parallel to the actor’s process. In addition to the above being our stupidest and most-inside-baseball joke ever, we also have a lot of fun this episode, and Dylan and Chris both rant for a while on current gaming loves and how games allow creative impulses in their players. Also included: The Great Bathroom Puzzle, Dylan the Ouija Boi, The Robot-Arm Acting Technique, and Key-Blazing.

Episode 12: Seems Sketchy

We’re back on schedule this week with a very special episode, featuring our first ever guest! We’re joined by our old friend JP, a sketch comedian with Bad Medicine Comedy out of Washington, D.C., and with his help we look at what makes for a good piece of sketch comedy, and how those principles show up in a handful of games. Also included: The Hairy Fight-Man, JP’s Favorite Movie, and Baby’s First Segue