18 episodes

This is a podcast where your friends Cameron Kunzelman and Michael Lutz read books about games and discuss them chapter-by-chapter. We're exploring the big world of game studies, and we want you to come along!



You can find Cameron on Twitter @ckunzelman, and you can find Michael @warrenisdead.

Game Studies Study Buddies Ranged Touch

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This is a podcast where your friends Cameron Kunzelman and Michael Lutz read books about games and discuss them chapter-by-chapter. We're exploring the big world of game studies, and we want you to come along!



You can find Cameron on Twitter @ckunzelman, and you can find Michael @warrenisdead.

    18 – Jenkins – Game Design As Narrative Architecture

    18 – Jenkins – Game Design As Narrative Architecture

    We delve deep into Henry Jenkins’ essay “Game Design as Narrative Architecture,” a classic in the game studies field.







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    • 1 hr 38 min
    17 – Hans – The Play of the World

    17 – Hans – The Play of the World

    We delve deep into James S. Hans’ The Play of the World, a little-known text about the philosophy of play from 1981.







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    Support this show and all of our videos on Patreon, where you can also get our notes for this episode for $3 a month!







    Chris Hunt created the theme song for this show.

    • 3 hr 16 min
    16 – Aarseth – Cybertext

    16 – Aarseth – Cybertext

    We check out Espen Aarseth’s classic Cybertext.







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    Support this show and all of our videos on Patreon, where you can also get our notes for this episode for $3 a month!







    Chris Hunt created the theme song for this show.

    • 2 hr 45 min
    15 – Paul – Wordplay

    15 – Paul – Wordplay

    We discuss Chris Paul’s Wordplay.







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    Come hang out in our Discord channel.







    Support this show and all of our videos on Patreon, where you can also get our notes for this episode for $3 a month!







    Chris Hunt created the theme song for this show.

    • 1 hr 50 min
    14 – James – Beyond A Boundary

    14 – James – Beyond A Boundary

    We discuss C.L.R. James’s Beyond a Boundary.







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    Come hang out in our Discord channel.







    Support this show and all of our videos on Patreon, where you can also get our notes for this episode for $3 a month!







    Chris Hunt created the theme song for this show.

    • 1 hr 57 min
    13 – Huizinga – Homo Ludens

    13 – Huizinga – Homo Ludens

    We discuss Johan Huizinga’s Homo Ludens.







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    Follow CMRN on Twitter.







    Follow Michael on Twitter.







    Come hang out in our Discord channel.







    Support this show and all of our videos on Patreon, where you can also get our notes for this episode for $3 a month!







    Chris Hunt created the theme song for this show.

    • 2 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

sw3dge ,

Fascinating and illuminating

Just some chills dudes talking game studies. Didn’t know it was a thing before this pod. It’s fascinating and illuminating.

batmartin79 ,

Unique, Informative, and Interesting

I can’t think of - or at least, I’m not aware - of anything else out there like this right now. Each episode is a chapter-by-chapter, detailed discussion of a different game studies book, summarizing the book while providing important context, and occasional counterpoint, to the book’s arguments.

If that sounds like your thing, I think you’ll very much like this podcast, and if not, then likely not. An important caveat is that episodes are relatively long, but that can be seen as a positive for listeners comfortable breaking up a podcast into several listening sessions.

NotRyzon ,

Vitally important

I have loved everything I've heard from these two so far, their analyses are always thoughtful and they have drastically changed how I look at games.

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