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You helped us raise almost $1500 for charity!

Nov. 8, 2018

Extra Life 2018 was a huge success! All of you helped us raise nearly $1500 for Akron Children’s Hospital in Ohio and Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Nebraska. Thank you! Music: Wild Berries and Rainwater by Lk

Help us raise money for a good cause!

Nov. 2, 2018

We’re incredibly excited to participate in Extra Life 2018 to raise money for Akron Children’s Hospital in NE Ohio. Our livestream will start November 3 at 10am. Help us raise money for a good cause! Twitch stream:…


BIOSHOCK: The Reason the Luteces Get out of Bed

Oct. 30, 2018

Leo (@LeoWigginsVO) and Caleb (@ScifiSpeedster) explore the iconic Lutece twins in BioShock Infinite. They discuss whether the twins are good people (2:32), discussed how the distortion of time affects their speech (12:29), …


GOD OF WAR: Mimir, Religion, and Multiple Pantheons

Oct. 24, 2018

Abu (@abu_zafar) and Bruce (@BruceWalton) explore how Mimir is connected to the massive revelation that multiple pantheons exist within the God of War universe. They discuss who Mimir is and why he’s awesome (1:33), the maj…


A wild theory about how the Brotherhood of Steel will appear in Fallout 76

Oct. 17, 2018

Update: It’s official! Dave’s theory about how the Brotherhood of Steel will appear in Fallout 76 has been confirmed by Bethesda. Dave from the Vault Boys WV podcast (@VaultBoysWV) shares with Lawerence (@Producedby_Lk) and …


FALLOUT: What the Brotherhood of Steel Values Most

Oct. 17, 2018

Lawerence (@Producedby_Lk) and Jaden (@MrJadJay) are joined by Dave from the Vault Boys WV podcast (@VaultBoysWV) to talk Brotherhood of Steel. They explore the origins of the Brotherhood (3:06), how the iconic faction evolv…


MINIGAME: A Eulogy for Telltale Games

Oct. 15, 2018

Telltale Games may no longer exist, but its games and stories will stay with us forever. We look back at how the developer revolutionized storytelling in video games. Minigame is a short essay series produced and hosted by M…


WITCHER: All Roads Lead to Nilfgaard

Oct. 11, 2018

Abu (@abu_zafar) and Brett (@CoachBrett4) travel to the greatest empire in history: Nilfgaard. They discuss its origins (1:14), its many wars with the Northern Kingdoms (6:11), and the folly of Geralt’s self-proclaimed neutr…


ASSASSIN’S CREED: How to Build a Perfect World

Oct. 8, 2018

Bruce (@BruceWalton), Lawerence, and Kevin (@In_the_Lupe) explore how the Templars and Assassins both want to build the perfect world, but can’t agree on how to go about it. They discuss how to interpret the Assassin’s creed…


GOD OF WAR: The Consequences of Killing a God

Sept. 21, 2018

Abu (@abu_zafar) and Bruce (@BruceWalton) explore how God of War and traditional Norse mythology treat the taking of a life. They discuss how Atreus evolves from hunting a deer (3:16) to taking human life (12:08) and ultima…


FALLOUT: A Tale of Two Settlements

Sept. 17, 2018

Caleb (@ScifiSpeedster) and Jaden (@MrJadJay) explore two cities that have entirely different philosophies on surviving in the Commonwealth. They discuss how Diamond City and Good Neighbor are connected through the McDonough…


MINIGAME: Building Empathy in ‘Bury me, my Love’

Sept. 10, 2018

It’s one thing to read about the Syrian refugee crisis in an article, or to see it on TV. But only a video game like Bury me, my Love could make the tragedy feel so real. Minigame is a short essay series produced and hosted …


BIOSHOCK: How to Justify Countless Murders

Sept. 6, 2018

Leo (@LeoWigginsVO), Caleb (@ScifiSpeedster), and Kevin (@In_the_Lupe) discuss how Bioshock Infinite’s story sets itself apart by giving players narrative justifications for murdering hoards of bad guys. They explore how the…


WITCHER: Emhyr’s Humanity and Ciri’s Destiny

Sept. 3, 2018

Brett and Abu (@abu_zafar) explore the twisted relationship between Ciri and Emhyr. They discuss Emhyr’s motivations for hunting Ciri (4:59), how the role of the Wild Hunt was changed for the games (11:58), and how Ciri view…

MEMORY CARD: Thomas Was Alone

Aug. 30, 2018

Michael (@farristhewheel), Abu (@abu_zafar), Lawerence, and Caleb (@ScifiSpeedster) discuss the simple yet effective storytelling in Thomas Was Alone. Our September 2018 game will be Shovel Knight. Play along with us and let…


METROID: The Value of Life in ‘Super Metroid’

Aug. 27, 2018

Neil (@neilbigdeal) and Michael (@farristhewheel) complete their mission in Super Metroid and discuss the origins of the wrecked ship (2:12), the long-term effects of the Metroid larvae saving Samus (7:39), and how Samus as …


ZELDA: Where Breath of the Wild Belongs on the Timeline

Aug. 23, 2018

Composer of our theme music, Nick (@nickwilk), and alien from outer space, Allie (@AllieJayHey), make their debut as Lore Party hosts! They’re joined by Lawerence to discuss their first experiences with the Zelda universe (1…


MINIGAME: How Telltale Games Reinvented the Joker

Aug. 20, 2018

For the better part of a decade, the Joker has been portrayed as the same cackling, murderous maniac. In their Batman series, Telltale Games shows us a Joker we’ve never seen. Minigame is a short essay series produced and ho…


BIOSHOCK: Ayn Rand’s Rapture

Aug. 15, 2018

Leo (@LeoWigginsVO), Caleb (@ScifiSpeedster), and Kevin (@In_the_Lupe) discuss the countless literary references in the world of Bioshock. Everything from the opening sequence (4:48) to the twisted mind of Dr. Steinman (8:22…


GOD OF WAR: Kratos Learns to Be a Dad

Aug. 13, 2018

Bruce (@BruceWalton) and Abu (@abu_zafar) explore the complicated relationship between Kratos and his son. They discuss the three moments in their journey that will come to define Kratos and Atreus forever: Kratos’ journey t…

End of Season 2

Aug. 7, 2018

We’ve officially wrapped up the second season of the show, and we’re gonna take this week off to prep for season three. We’re kicking off season three next week with a brand new set of games that include Bioshock, God of War…


MEGA MAN: The Undernet Is Misunderstood

Aug. 6, 2018

Lawerence and Kevin (@In_the_Lupe) are joined by Abu (@abu_zafar) to discuss why the Undernet was created (2:28), how the ranking system works (8:50), and the prejudices held by Topsiders and Undernet dwellers (16:43). This …


MINIGAME: Making Your Own Lore in ‘No Man’s Sky’

July 30, 2018

The story is whatever you make it in No Man’s Sky. Only a video game can give you the tools and the world to craft a narrative only you can. That’s why we love games. Minigame is a short essay series produced and hosted by M…


STARDEW VALLEY: Features We’d Love to See After Multiplayer

July 28, 2018

The multiplayer update for Stardew Valley will officially release on PC, Mac, and Linux on August 1, 2018 (and consoles soon after). In anticipation, Leo (@LeoWigginsVO) and Abu (@abu_zafar) share the features and DLC they w…