Oops All Anime – Episode 2: …Rararararararara…

This time, Johnny and Colin have actually seen some of the same shows. Lupin the 3rd Part4, GATE, Durarara… ra ra… rarara… whatever. Anime continues, and so do we! How’s that for a tag line? Terrible? Whatever, my show my rules, get outta here. http://archive.org/download/OAA02Durararararararararara/OAA_02Durararararararararara.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Of Puzzles and Language

Few conversations or articles about The Witness, the rare puzzle game that has ignited nearly everyone’s attention, end without mentioning Myst at least once. It doesn’t take a leap of logic to find the connections (not including the comparisons Jonathan Blow himself has made): both throw players on a sizable island dotted with puzzles that …

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Text But In Words Episode 4: The Witness

The debut project from Thekla, Inc. and second independent effort from Jonathan Blow, nobody’s been able to shut up about The Witness lately in our industry. So much has been said, and we’re wary of repeating things that are already so thoroughly stated- but Johnny, Ben, and Colin got together to discuss the vibrant, meandering …

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Ori and the Blind Forest: A Review or Something

What if metroidvanias dropped the action-sidescroller roots of its genre and instead were almost entirely about traversal? Rather than the signature mix of blasters and and puzzle keys, what if we combined a Meat Boy-like laser focus on *making jumping feel good* with the kind of sprawling two-dimensional world progression these games have always been …

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Money Puzzle Exchanger with Scanline

Debtmiser don’t play, son. Johnny and I step up to this NeoGeo arcade classic to bring brutal finance to you the people. One-on-one puzzle combat leaves no room for mercy. Never seen this gem? You’re in for a treat. Well versed in it? Well. I apologize for us being super terrible, but I hope you’ll …

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