Ontological Geek Podcast: Episode 3 — Moral Bodies (+ Bonus)

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After a hiatus, we’re back with Onto­lo­gical Geek pod­casts again. This time, Aaron Gotzon and I had former editor-in-chief Bill Coberly and Amsel von Spreck­elsen as guests, and our main topic was bodies as a locus of mor­ality in games, par­tic­u­larly sec­tions where con­trol in taken away from bodies and they are des­troyed in a spec­tacle, which at the same time is the out­come of a moral judg­ment, such as at the end of a duel, like in Mortal Kombat’s ‘finish hem/her’ sec­tions. Besides that, we talk about Darren Korb’s music in Bas­tion and Tran­sistor, and a variety of other games. […Read more…]

Let’s Play Whale’s Voyage

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I’ve started a Let’s Play of the 1993 sci-fi role­playing game Whale’s Voyage over on my You­Tube channel. I’ll col­lect the epis­odes on this page. Check back soon for new instal­ments, and/or sub­scribe to my You­Tube channel to be noti­fied when the new epis­odes come online. Also, feel free to leave any com­ments here or on twitter. Hope you enjoy! […Read more…]