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Aug 31, 2020

With Marvel's Avengers launching this week on all major consoles and PC, Penguin & Termite discuss Superheros and video games! What makes a great Superhero video game and why are there so many bad ones? Do Superheros lend themselves to good video game adaptations!?

Discord:
https://discord.gg/t5hEgKt

Music:
Ozzed - It's...


Aug 24, 2020

Penguin & Termite revisit a discussion about video game trophy and achievement systems. What's a good trophy list look like for a game? What kinds of trophy lists are frustrating? How does this affect our approach to a video game or decisions about what to play? Do they even...


Aug 17, 2020

Penguin & Termite discuss character design. We address different aspects of character design as well as why we have so many iconic video game characters. How does video game design affect video game character creation?


Aug 10, 2020

Penguin & Termite take a deep dive in discussing the Sega Dreamcast. We discuss the hardware, history, impact, and a definitive list of games for the console. The Dreamcast is unique in that this was the swan song of Sega hardware as the very last console manufactured by the major Nintendo...


Aug 3, 2020

Inspired by the exhaustive list of accessibility options in The Last of Us Part 2, Penguin & Termite discuss the notion of accessibility in video games. We discuss the differing viewpoints of difficulty being part of the artistic vision and if that's affected by accessibility...