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    4-02: Labor (ft. Lana Polansky)

    4-02: Labor (ft. Lana Polansky)

    So many of the issues of our current moment stem from unequal power dynamics, people using their power to exploit others. In the game space, discussions about power dynamics come in all shapes and sizes. For this week's episode, we air a conversation from early May with Lana Polansky, video game critic, labor reporter, and host of the indie-focused showcase The Freak Museum. Her eye for unique games and her blending of criticism with historical grounding makes this conversation one worth listening to.

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    • 49 min
    4-01: Black Lives Matter. (ft. Zoe Schneider)

    4-01: Black Lives Matter. (ft. Zoe Schneider)

    2020's been a tough year for most everyone around the globe, but the past couple weeks in particular have been heavy for Black people in the United States and abroad. The murders of George Floyd, Briana Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and more have returned the spotlight to discussions of racism, anti-Blackness, and police brutality. For our first episode back from our break, we start by saying: Black Lives Matter.

    This episode features an interview with Zoe Schneider, Community Manager at Harmonix, as well as a public speaker and activist. We talk about what it means to be a creator at this moment, and some of our personal experiences as Black professionals. We also discuss what it means to have platform at a moment like this, and how to work towards progress for all.

    This week's game recommendation is SweetXHeart, a game created by Catt Small about being a Black woman in the Bronx. The main character, Kara, goes through a typical week in her world: working, going to class, and dealing with microaggressions. Still, the game isn't just about pain: it's about life, and the particular issues that take place for those who have multiple forms of marginalization they deal with on a regular basis.

    Thanks for listening, folks.

    -Josh

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    What We're Playing - Something Old, Something New

    What We're Playing - Something Old, Something New

    This week Josh and Jenny talk about what they're playing! Here's a list of the games mentioned in this episode:

    Jenny


    Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Final Fantasy 7 Remake
    Cadence of Hyrule
    Just Dance 2020

    Josh


    Final Fantasy XIII
    Game Dev Carnival
    Wheel of Fate
    Legends of Ethernal

    Josh + Jenny:


    Tick Tock: A Tale for Two

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    • 41 min
    3-08: Forward (ft. Malik Forté)

    3-08: Forward (ft. Malik Forté)

    How do we not just move on, but make things better? How do we confront challenges and not just strive to go back to earlier days, but to create brighter ones in the future? This week's episode: Forward. 

    Our interview this week is with Malik Forté, gaming host who's worked with Nerdist, Bleacher Report, Blizzard's Overwatch League, and more. 

    Our game recommendation this week is Celeste by Matt Makes Games Inc.

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    • 50 min
    What We're Playing - Final Fantasy 7 Remake and 13

    What We're Playing - Final Fantasy 7 Remake and 13

    Hello, folks! Intelligame Radio's making a full return on May 11th; in the meantime, we wanted to air a segment we're tentatively calling "What We're Playing." It's a brief, casual podcast where we talk about...you guessed it: what we're playing!

    In this episode (which we recorded a couple weeks ago) , Jenny talks about starting Final Fantasy 7 Remake, while Josh waxes poetic about his love for Final Fantasy 13.

    What are you playing? Call in to the show using Anchor.fm, or send a voice note using your mobile device to radio@intelligame.us and let us know! You just might hear yourself on the air!

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    • 22 min
    3-07: Flashback

    3-07: Flashback

    These pauses in our lives are a good chance to reflect on the past and think about what we want to bring along to the present. This week's IGR features three segments from our last season of the show, as well as a game recommendation from Josh.

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    • 54 min

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