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Episode 211: Come On, Doc

This week, we discuss our preferences in gamer chairs, follow up on the origins of Digimon, and find out who among us is a true chocolate mage.

But we spend the majority of this week talking about Doc Burford’s medium post, i don’t think i like prestige games, a piece wherein he describes his distaste with most mainstream games. It’s also a piece that folks in indie dev spaces and beyond have been using as a rallying point for their frustrations with AAA game design sensibilities.

We dive deep into the validity of some of his criticisms while taking to task the idea of perceived intellectual superiority for disliking popular content, the inability of most people to understand the critical response to games in their historical contexts, and the pervasiveness in this piece and elsewhere of misconstruing one’s personal tastes with universal truths.
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 2019-09-23  1h39m