OctopusPark's Literate Gamer: a discussion of games, their meaning, and their impact on people and art.
Jonathan describes the wonders of the new Rogelike deckbuilder "Inscryption". It's wonderfully atmospheric, and a remarkable blend of mechanics and narrative.
Hiatus and Elden Ring final thoughts
Jonathan expounds on the state of the podcast, Sundered: Eldritch Edition comes to the Nintendo Switch, and Elden Ring final thoughts.
Diablo Immortal and Dopamine Machines
Jonathan and Nick discuss Diablo Immortal, and dopamine machines generally, if they can be good, and the future of the industry.
Jonathan recounts the delightful and relaxing tile countryside builder 'DorfRomantik', on Steam now.
Jonathan and Nick discuss the pitch perfect vampire action/base-crafting game 'V Rising'. The name may be ridiculous, but the game is fun and flawlessly themed, aimed squarely at those seeking to wet their fangs playing a classic vampire.
Jonathan gushes about the inclusive and delightful dating-action romp, Boyfriend Dungeon.
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...
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!
Keep up the good work gents!