Ontological Geek Podcast Ep. 2 — Asylums

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On the second Onto­logical Geek pod­cast episode, Aaron and I are joined by Amsel von Spreck­elsen and Rowan Noel Stokvis to dis­cuss the por­trayal of mental health asylums in video­games, as well as some other related topics. Among the games dis­cussed are Amnesia: the Dark Des­cent, the Thief games, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Dark Souls, Out­last, Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons, and To the Moon. […Read more…]

Ontological Geek Podcast Ep. 1

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With my fellow writer at The Onto­lo­gical Geek, Aaron Gotzon, I’ve been working on set­ting up a reg­ular pod­cast ded­ic­ated to games, with a par­tic­ular focus on music and drama in games. Our first episode went up last month, and we’re aiming to make the pod­cast a reg­ular fea­ture. The first episode focuses on the music of com­poser Chris Chris­to­doulou, spe­cific­ally his soundtrack for the game Risk of Rain. We also dis­cuss the musical trope gen­er­ally known as the ‘one woman wail’ and delib­erate a bit about where it came from and how it works. […Read more…]