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Always in Alpha Podcast, Ep. 1: Twitch Plays Pokemon and Genre

We’ve recorded a podcast! Laquana Cooke, Nick Hanford, Candice Lanius, and myself sat down at Finnbar’s, our local pub last week. This is the first of two or three podcasts that came out of that conversation. Laquana had to leave … Continue reading

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Dialogue Options: Where’s the Rhetoric?

Last year, Stephen Beirne pointed out the way dialogue in video games is treated as an obstacle—not a part of gameplay. Beirne’s right. But, I’m going to look at why Beirne’s right, particularly for games with dialogue menus. Simulation is … Continue reading

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Troll Shit Rolls Downhill -or- Game Experience May Differ During Online Play

By Gaines “This is some really petty bullshit.” [Sounds of gunfire]. “Why? Why would you do this?” [Sounds of gunfire]. I open my phone and deposit my cash in my bank account because that’s something you do in the middle … Continue reading

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