Monday, March 31, 2014

Episode 16 - Thank you sir, may I have another?

This week the we discuss game difficulty; what makes a game challenging vs. punishing, or rewarding vs. frustrating? Are popular titles like Dark Souls II, Binding of Issac, and Spelunky ushering in a new era of skill-based gaming? Also, Brett returns and updates us on his adventures in fatherhood.


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Notes:
The film mentioned in this episode was Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade, sombre look at some of the personalities featured in 2007's surprise hit The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters.

Music:
Gyromite - Title Theme (Hirokazu Tanaka; Nintendo 1985)
Rusn'n'Attack - Game Over (Shinya Sakamoto, Iku Mizutani; Konami 1985)
Metroid - Item Discovery (Hirokazu Tanaka; Nintendo 1986)