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OctopusPark's Literate Gamer: a discussion of games, their meaning, and their impact on people and art.

Literate Gamer Octopus Park

    • Video Games
    • 4.4 • 66 Ratings

OctopusPark's Literate Gamer: a discussion of games, their meaning, and their impact on people and art.

    Sea of Thieves

    Sea of Thieves

    Jonathan and Nick talk with Eli Belmont, expert Sea of Thieves pirate and streamer. It's not an action game, it's a pirate simulator with all the action and swashbuckling that entails. This one is a novel take on multiplayer, and a real blast!
    Fin...

    • 55 min
    Platformer Short: God's Trigger

    Platformer Short: God's Trigger

    Jonathan recounts God's Trigger, a top-down, instant-kill, bullet-hell shooter with a lot of attitude.

    • 12 min
    WarFrame

    WarFrame

    Nick and Jonathan discuss WarFrame, the third-person, quasi-massive-online, immortal robot, horde-fighting, action game. It was this game before Destiny was this game. More #ThornCars, and yet less.

    • 47 min
    Platformer Short: Ring Fit Adventure

    Platformer Short: Ring Fit Adventure

    Jonathan recounts working out with the Switch peripheral title Ring Fit Adventure, another of Nintendo's ingenious uses of the joycon, more than a bit clever, and surprisingly effective.

    • 9 min
    Vampyr

    Vampyr

    Jonathan and Nick discuss Vampyr, a step forward into new territory of story and morality, more than just some sort of simple good and evil mechanic, and certainly enough to overcome a few rough mechanical edges. A fascinating gem amidst a sea of hi...

    • 43 min
    Platformer Short: Alto

    Platformer Short: Alto

    Jonathan discusses Alto: a light, fun, relaxing romp of a one-button, 2D platformer.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

Dr. Nim ,

A Good Listen!

I tend to listen to this podcast while working out. I don't always agree with their opinions, but what fun would that be? They have great guests!

As for the title "Literate Gamer"? I'm not sure that gives the best set of expectations. It is not stuffy or pedantic by any means. Sometimes it's more like "Gamer Ate Litter" because they do tend to talk some trash...

JackRabbitOne ,

Great Pod

Keep up the good work gents!

socalledlegend ,

Great podcast!

Great podcast if you have an interest in video games!

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