This week on the podcast: what the Steam Deck could do for interactive storytelling; Netflix gaming rumors; Super Mario 64 at auction.
Enjoy a conversation with Max Gorynski about the latest in his Comprehensive Theory of EarthBound, plus meditations on Nintendo hardware, collectibles, and narrative metagames.
Listen in on a miniature book club discussing the first part of Johan Huizinga's Homo Ludens, along with Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.
An exploration of pandemic-oriented video-game storytelling with guest Arno Görgen, plus a discussion of E3 highlights.
Discussion of Aaron Suduiko's "Final Fantasy VII Remake is the Template for 'Grown-Up' JRPGs," plus Resident Evil and mute buttons.
Join an analysis of Mass Effect, a discussion of developer intentions behind politics and nostalgia, and a meditation on "multigaming."
Join us for a conversation with Daniel Muñoz and our founder on the intersection of self-directed ethics and gamers' duties to avatars.
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.
Episode 2 of WaTF's podcast covers origin stories, player-avatar relations, the challenges of Valhalla, and the ethics of game libraries.