296 episodes

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

Literate Gamer Octopus Park

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    • 4.4 • 77 Ratings

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

    Dead Island 2

    Dead Island 2

    Nick and Trevor regale Jonathan with the simple joys of zombie dismemberment in Dead Island 2, a worthy successor, if a bit delayed.

    • 47 min
    WH40K: Inquisitor: Martyr

    WH40K: Inquisitor: Martyr

    Jonathan and Nick recount purging lots of heretics in Inquisitor: Martyr, a great action game with a few rough edges, but absolutely lives up to the standards of the Warhammer 40K franchise lore.

    If you're new to lore, don't miss Luetin's channel.
    https://www.youtube.com/@Luetin09

    • 53 min
    Forespoken

    Forespoken

    Nick regales Jonathan with his experience of Forespoken, a decent enough action game, but the aspirations of open world and story evaporating in the sunlight.

    • 50 min
    Valheim: Mistlands update

    Valheim: Mistlands update

    Jonathan and Nick revisit the free new major content drop for Valheim "Mistlands". New weapons, new enemies, new materials, lots of new geography, and magic!

    • 47 min
    Dwarf Fortress on Steam

    Dwarf Fortress on Steam

    Sethatos returns to talk about Dwarf Fortress, now on Steam, thanks to KitFox games. Still the best home for all of your war-rhinocerous needs.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Short: BackPack Hero

    Short: BackPack Hero

    Jonathan describes the inventory-optimizing Roge-Like "BackPack Hero". Lots of fun if you're a huge nerd. :)

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 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...

treeturtle ,

Funny insightful conversations.

I found the podcast by looking for a good discussion on Elite: Dangerous. I was thrilled by the podcast as most game podcasts I find tend to feel like the audio equivalent of outrage video game YouTube channels. I think there is a sense of joy and maturity to their content that is hard to find. The show is insightful, the hosts have good chemistry, and they provide meaningful analysis of the games within their genre and the greater landscape. I’ve really enjoyed the episodes I’ve listened to so far, keep it up!

JackRabbitOne ,

Great Pod

Keep up the good work gents!

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