An (almost) one man play in three acts: AM, FM, College Radio.
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Director Shane Acker talks about his mesmerizing film 9, his work with Valve, and a bunch of other stuff about the cross section between games and film.
Future retro arcades founded on love and pinball, corporate clash with new wave culture, and David Foster Wallace. Yes, it's a typical episode of Game is a 4 Letter Word. Video games for everyone.
Robert De Niro. Torture. Ed Wood. Game is a 4 Letter Word celebrates the fringes of numerology with the three o three's: 9. With work from Built to Play podcast.
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Sub rosa secrets and more await! Erik Satie, how a fine wine is like a video game by way of David Wolinsky's Don't Die series with guest and game designer Borut Pfeifer, and the low-poly high-stakes of the game Sub Rosa with its creator Alex Austin. Also, some secrets. And my mom.
Well, we did it. Our first “gimmick” episode. We turn to the burgeoning gig economy on the internet and see if they can make a better episode than us, for around five bucks.
We ask you to reimagine the most striking imagery of the Cold War - nukes. These missiles could end civilization, and we turn look at some games that deal with that very question: ICBM and to be fair to the Reds, Super Soviet Missile Mastar. Plus, adult puppets. As always follow us on twitter @otherwhitetofu @sneakdoorbeta @G4LWshow and visit g4lw.net for show notes!
We go Earthbound and down to explore every aspect of what makes a game a cult classic, along with the first coproduction with David Wolinsky's Don't Die series looking at what it means to be in the cult of personality in the indie games space and as a video game journo. Plus, Matt joins a cult for a night. It does not go well.
Is it navel gazing or getting back to basics? Either way, episode two is here and we're asking: What is a video game? Professors, game enthuisiasts, and a slew of other podcasters weigh in on the eternal debate. And let me ask you, right now, what do you think a video game is?
Thanks to Strangers, Criminal, Song Exploder, Pop Rocket, Take Two, and everyone at E3 and beyond.
Game is a 4 Letter Word is a podcast about video games for people who might not like video games. Episode Zero breaks down what the show is about and how it came to be the way it is, along with some tools for listening to it. Enjoy. Ryan