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WITCHER: Why the Scoia’tael Will Never Win

March 4, 2019

Abu (@abu_zafar) and Brett (@CoachBrett4) explore the futile war waged by the Scoia’tael. They discuss the long history of conflicts between humans and elves (2:41), the goals of the Scoia’tel (14:32), and why they are doome…



Feb. 25, 2019

Bruce (@BruceWalton) and Kevin (@In_the_Lupe) explore the life and legend of Ezio Auditore. They discuss his upbringing and early life (1:28), his growth as an assassin (7:34), and his legendary status as a master assassin a…


MASS EFFECT: Tali and the Quarian Mistakes

Feb. 20, 2019

Abu (@abu_zafar), Leo (@LeoWigginsVO), and Kevin (@In_the_Lupe) explore the self-inflicted predicament the Quarians find themselves in. They discuss the history and culture of the Quarian race (2:42), their relationship with…


MINIGAME: Grief and Whimsy in ‘Blackwood Crossing’

Feb. 13, 2019

Blackwood Crossing is a unique game about a young girl and the way she processes her grief. Minigame is a short essay series produced and hosted by Michael Farris (@farristhewheel). Each bite-sized episode dives into the the…

INDIE GAME: Creative Liberty in ‘Transistor’

Feb. 11, 2019

Bhavya (@bhaviously) and Caleb (@ScifiSpeedster) explore the idea of creativity in the ever-changing landscape of Transistor. They discuss the constant changes in the city of Cloud Bank (1:17), the Camerata’s philosophy on c…


METROID: Samus and Adam Malkovich Are the Perfect Team

Feb. 6, 2019

In the final episode of our Metroid series, Neil (@neilbigdeal) and Lawerence (@Producedby_Lk) drop the BSL on SR388 and call it quits with the Galactic Federation. They discuss the horror of the Restricted Laboratory (0:35)…

Is ‘Bandersnatch’ the future of television?

Feb. 4, 2019

This is a bonus clip that was originally cut from our full Bandersnatch episode. We’ve seen many examples of interactive content on the internet, but Bandersnatch was the first to bring it to a large mainstream audience. Do …

SIDE QUEST: What ‘Bandersnatch’ Could Have Learned from Video Games

Jan. 24, 2019

Abu (@abu_zafar), Leo (@LeoWigginsVO), Caleb (@ScifiSpeedster), and Michael (@farristhewheel) break down three lessons that Bandersnatch could have learned from video games. They discuss whether the movie was a successful ex…

METROID: Samus Becomes Part Metroid

Jan. 21, 2019

Neil (@neilbigdeal) and Lawerence (@Producedby_Lk) explore the evolution of Samus in Metroid Fusion. They discuss the events that led Samus to this point (2:12), the possibility of Samus being part Metroid now (8:15), and Sa…

INDIE GAME: The Horror of ‘Oxenfree’

Jan. 16, 2019

Caleb (@ScifiSpeedster), Matthew, and Bhavya tune their radios and explore the horror of Oxenfree. They discuss the deliberate pacing of the gameplay (1:05), how one character’s perspective shapes our experience (8:59), and …


MINIGAME: Is the Ending of ‘Firewatch’ Satisfying or Disappointing?

Jan. 14, 2019

Firewatch gets a lot of criticism for its conclusion, but the anticlimactic ending was sort of the point. Minigame is a short essay series produced and hosted by Michael Farris (@farristhewheel). Each bite-sized episode dive…


MASS EFFECT: Space Batman

Jan. 7, 2019

Abu (@abu_zafar), Leo (@LeoWigginsVO), and Kevin (@In_the_Lupe) explore the life of the best bro in the galaxy: Garrus Vakarian. They discuss his upbringing and Spectre candidacy (2:02), his vigilante phase as Archangel (17:…


ASSASSIN’S CREED: The Ones Who Came Before

Dec. 26, 2018

Bruce (@BruceWalton) and Kevin (@In_the_Lupe) explore the ancient race that created humans, and what that revelation means for humanity. They discuss the origins of the Isu people (0:46), the calamity that wiped them out (5:…


MINIGAME: How to Reboot a Franchise and Win GOTY

Dec. 24, 2018

This year’s God of War and Tomb Raider titles were reboots of beloved franchises. One of them won Game of the Year, while the other was quickly forgotten. Michael explores why. Minigame is a short essay series produced and h…


ZELDA: Ganondorf’s Struggle with Power and Evil

Dec. 20, 2018

Nick (@nickwilk), Allie (@AllieJayHey), and Lawerence (@Producedby_Lk) explore Ganondorf’s upbringing and debate whether he was born evil or became evil. This is an [Expert] level episode, which means some parts of the discu…


OVERWATCH: Ashe and the Deadlock Gang

Dec. 17, 2018

Bruce (@BruceWalton) and Caleb (@ScifiSpeedster) explore the story of Ashe and the Deadlock Gang. They discuss Ashe’s tumultuous past (2:33), the new revelation about McCree (4:14), and the way new heroes connect to, and exp…


SMASH: The Nintendo Cinematic Universe

Dec. 13, 2018

Lawerence (@Producedby_Lk) and Abu (@abu_zafar) are joined by Matthew to explore the two story modes in the Super Smash Bros. franchise: Subspace Emissary and World of Light. This episode contains very minor spoilers for the…


SMASH: The Triforce of Smash

Dec. 12, 2018

Nick (@nickwilk), Allie (@AllieJayHey), and Lawerence (@Producedby_Lk) discuss the Triforce and their favorite Zelda fighters in Super Smash Bros.


SMASH: The Pokémon Fighters

Dec. 11, 2018

Abu (@abu_zafar) and Bruce (@BruceWalton) explore all eight of the Pokémon fighters in Super Smash Bros. and ask some big philosophical questions. They discuss what Pikachu means to the Pokémon franchise (2:01), Mewtwo’s exi…


SMASH: How Third-Party Characters Are Chosen

Dec. 10, 2018

Michael (@farristhewheel) explores the three qualities a third-party character has to have in order to become a Super Smash Bros. fighter.

End of Season 3

Nov. 28, 2018

Our third season was our best one yet. And it’s only uphill from here. Season 4 starts soon. Music: Lo-fi for Lunch by Lk


RED DEAD REDEMPTION: Dutch van der Linde’s Cult of Personality

Nov. 26, 2018

Jaden (@MrJadJay) and Michael (@farristhewheel) share their early impressions of the world, story, and characters in Red Dead Redemption 2. They discuss the universal themes of the Western genre (2:21), the way the game trea…


WITCHER: Weddings, Tragedies, and Hearts of Stone

Nov. 20, 2018

Abu (@abu_zafar) and Brett (@CoachBrett4) explore two of the best quests in Hearts of Stone. After a brief summary of the plot (1:40), they discuss Shani and Vlodimir von Everec attending a wedding (7:58), the tragedy of Iri…


MINIGAME: American Idealism in ‘Red Dead Redemption’

Nov. 12, 2018

In Red Dead Redemption, John Marston is a man of a bygone era tasked with murdering the past, all in the name of progress. The same progress that will inevitably come for all of us. Minigame is a short essay series produced …