“Try it once.” Watching Games; Narrative; Board Games. [Nice Replay]


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Nice Games Club is on break until January, so your nice hosts can take time to wrap up work on Widget Satchel, coming to PC and consoles in 2019! In the meantime, we picked out a few of our favorite episodes from our first two years in the clubhouse.

One of Stephen’s picks, this was our 10th episode. It was first released on January 30th, 2017.

Original show notes:

Our 10th(!!!) episode has your nice hosts teetering on the edge of not-so-niceness as they each describe something they just don’t get (or don’t quite like) in gaming, and hope the other two can bring them around.

[01:28] Watching Games
EVO Fighting Game Tournament
“The Controversial Dichotomy Between Sports and eSports” – Huffington Post
Achievement Hunter – Rooster Teeth
Defend the House (“gaming Mythbusters”) – YouTube
Contradiction: Spot the Liar! – Giant Bomb
Her Story
“On Let’s Plays” – That Dragon, Cancer

[13:00] Narrative in Games
“Ludonarrative Dissonance in Bioshock” – Click Nothing
Batman: Arkham Knight – lockup scene
Portal 2 – funniest quotes
The Stanley Parable
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons – ending (Let’s Play)

[29:27] Board Games
Dungeon! (created by Martha’s dad, David Megarry)
Animal Town Games: Save the Whales, Dam Builders, Nectar Collector
Star Trek: Ascendancy
Puerto Rico

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