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  •   In this episode: We offer up some extra footage from our visit to the National Pinball Museum. David Silverman discusses the longevity of the pinball industry in spite of...

    Bonus 001: The Longevity of Pinball

      In this episode: We offer up some extra footage from our visit to the National Pinball Museum. David Silverman discusses the longevity of the pinball industry in spite of…

  • In the last episode of season 1 Shawn Rider, Trevor Owens, and Shane Hinton take a look back at the previous episodes and chime in with our thoughts on some...

    008: Looking Back

    In the last episode of season 1 Shawn Rider, Trevor Owens, and Shane Hinton take a look back at the previous episodes and chime in with our thoughts on some…

  • In this episode: Nick Hagman on beating Ninja Gaiden with a dance pad, and his motivation for playing difficult games in impossibly hard ways. Watch his videos here, and check...

    007: Game Discomfort

    In this episode: Nick Hagman on beating Ninja Gaiden with a dance pad, and his motivation for playing difficult games in impossibly hard ways. Watch his videos here, and check…

  • In this episode: Chris Avellone discusses Planescape: Torment, Fallout: New Vegas, and player expectations in RPGs. Find out more about Fallout: New Vegas and Chris’ other projects at http://obsidianent.com. Ian...

    006: Developing Expectations

    In this episode: Chris Avellone discusses Planescape: Torment, Fallout: New Vegas, and player expectations in RPGs. Find out more about Fallout: New Vegas and Chris’ other projects at http://obsidianent.com. Ian…

  • In this show: We visit the National Pinball Museum and talk to David Silverman, the creator, curator and executive director. Along the way we speak with museum visitors Alan, T-Man,...

    005: The National Pinball Museum

    In this show: We visit the National Pinball Museum and talk to David Silverman, the creator, curator and executive director. Along the way we speak with museum visitors Alan, T-Man,…

  • In this show: Douglas Stanley talks to us about his piece, Invaders!, and the creative environment that produced it. Trevor Owens of playthepast.org discusses collecting evidence as a digital historian...

    004: Invaders!, History, and Chip Music Controversy

    In this show: Douglas Stanley talks to us about his piece, Invaders!, and the creative environment that produced it. Trevor Owens of playthepast.org discusses collecting evidence as a digital historian…

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  •   Update October 5, 2011: We are very sorry to announce that we are delaying the return of Playable Character for 4 weeks. We are not going away forever, and...

    On Hiatus – Updated!

      Update October 5, 2011: We are very sorry to announce that we are delaying the return of Playable Character for 4 weeks. We are not going away forever, and...

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  •   First, we were gamers. We grew up with games and learned about ourselves through them. Interactive representations were as valid to us as any other form of representation we...

    Player 2 Press Start

      First, we were gamers. We grew up with games and learned about ourselves through them. Interactive representations were as valid to us as any other form of representation we...

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