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Sep 9, 2020

Valve have postponed TI, and suddenly the Dota community is learning how much its dependence may or may not hinge on it happening. T1 isn't going to LoL worlds, either, and that's a bit of a surprise, considering their storied franchise history. This is an esports-heavy episode, as we continue to talk about...


Sep 2, 2020

Say you're a longtime fan of a series that stretches multiple entries, and someone asks you how to get into it. Do you recommend them release order, or maybe something that's better suited to newbies? Matt and Will talk about this "making the experience better" problem through the lens of two series that means a lot...


Aug 27, 2020

It's late August, and that means it's The International season - or wait, no it isn't this year. Matt and Will talk about the lack of offline gaming events this summer, and whether they'd want to even go if they weren't working them. Both Matt and Will have also found themselves sucked back into MMORPGs, with Matt...


Aug 19, 2020

Will's finished The Last of Us 2, and we arrive to our discussion as "Games As Art" — but really, that's probably too deep a topic for just an hour. We also discuss the balance of playing games for streaming vs for fun, and how it can be difficult to deflect those nagging feelings that "you should be doing...


Aug 4, 2020

How hard have you worked to get someone away from a product that's bad for them? Have you ever given up trying to leave somewhere (like Facebook, WhatsApp, Reddit, Twitter) because "that's where all my friends are"? We talk a little bit about the network effect of social media, business, and how data privacy...