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Syndication

Fresh off the lonely open black of Elite Dangerous, the Jo(h)ns consider the role that space has played in video games. What follows is a discussion of tropes, space as a setting vs space as a character, and the role science fiction plays when discussing our own histories and cultures. Oh, and John space-abandons his fucking space-on-again-off-again space-affair. What a fucking space-dick.

Direct download: Episode_42_Full_44k.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:18am EDT

Losing is a part of winning. Yin and Yang. Inspired by some comments made by a few football coaches on a popular NPR program, the Jo(h)ns decided to discuss what videogames can teach us about losing. The coaches seem to think the advent of the reset button makes kids afraid of challenge. 

We respectfully disagree. 

Direct download: Episode_41_Full_44k.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:23am EDT

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