Kafka's "Before the Law" offers a new lens for meditating on the relationships between avatars, bosses, developers, and players in gaming.
This week on the podcast: analysis and discussion of Bandai Namco's "brain punk" JRPG, Scarlet Nexus.
We interview Anh-Thu Nguyen on Kingdom Hearts as a digital Disneyland and discuss Dan Hughes' latest article on the nature of Xemnas in KH2.
Ni No Kuni quietly tricks its adult player into curing both herself and the White Witch of cynicism.
The ending of Final Fantasy VII Remake has turned the storytelling formula of challenging fate on its head—and all it took was a Whisper.
Only EarthBound could marry the mechanics of dungeon-crawling with the themes of epic poetry.
A puzzle about how much of Where the Water Taste Like Wine is true reveals an unexpected lesson about the value of folk tales.