The Neo Kobe Pizza Podcast is the only gaming podcast that floats in soup! Join host Mark B Writing and his weekly rotating guests as they discuss gaming topics, offering an experienced view of gaming topics both topical and analytical. The NKP Podcast is designed for listeners who have a broad interest in gaming, its history and its structures, but from a layman's perspective; for listeners who want engaging, unconventional discussions without academically dense, stuffy discussions, this is the place for you!
NKP - On the Science of Parasite Eve (w/Zeke R.)
On the thirty first episode of Neo Kobe Pizza, we sit down to discuss the science, such as it is, in the Parasite Eve franchise. Specifically, we discuss how mitochondria ACTUALLY works, the various concepts the book and games get right and (more often) wrong, whether or not it's reasonably possible for mitochondria to cause self-immolation, and why The Third Birthday is awful for reasons wholly unrelated to its mitochondrial time travel. Hosted by Mark B Writing, featuring Zeke R.
(Originally recorded 08/21/17)
NKP - On the History of the MMORPG (w/XG Janyice)
On the thirtieth episode of Neo Kobe Pizza, we discuss the history of MMORPGs, from their origins to their present incarnations. We discuss their roots in the MUD community, their highs in Everquest and World of Warcraft, and the long-term shift to freemium content, by choice or by market requirements. Hosted by Mark B Writing, featuring XG Janyice.
(Originally recorded 08/15/2017)
NKP - On the Narrative Blending of Games and Film (w/ML Kennedy)
On the twenty ninth episode of Neo Kobe Pizza, we discuss the observable trend we've seen of games slowly becoming more film-like in their presentation, while films are slowly borrowing more and more elements from games. We discuss the inherent negative effects of this trend, several examples of each, and a whole lot of tangentially related concepts that matter only to us. Hosted by Mark B Writing, featuring ML Kennedy.
(Originally recorded 06/07/2017)
NKP - On the Evolution of Gaming Criticism (w/Hamish Black)
On the twenty eighth episode of Neo Kobe Pizza, we discuss the evolution of gaming criticism, from its roots to the modern day and beyond. We discuss the history of game review as a whole, the expansion of game criticism as an artform, and why objective reviews are still silly (though we don't discuss why my microphone has feedback, apparently). Hosted by Mark B Writing, featuring Hamish Black.
(Originally recorded 06/03/2017)
NKP - On Persona 5, the Spoiler-cast (w/Aaron Sirois)
On the twenty seventh episode of Neo Kobe Pizza, we discuss Persona 5 and spoil the heck out of it as we discuss our opinions. We discuss what worked, what didn't, elements that confused or delighted us, and how interesting it is that Persona finally got on the quasi-Biblical train. Hosted by Mark B Writing, featuring Aaron Sirois.
(Originally recorded 06/09/2017)
NKP - On Persona 5, Post Playthrough (w/Aaron Sirois)
On the twenty sixth episode of Neo Kobe Pizza, we discuss Persona 5, post completion, as a callback to the first episode. We also discuss what worked, what didn't, how well the final experience landed, and which characters make us sad that they exist. Hosted by Mark B Writing, featuring Aaron Sirois.
(Originally recorded 05/26/2017)
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Great discussions about a broad range of gaming topics. Highly recommended!
Great podcast. The episodes are not too long and the topics are different from a lot of other gaming podcasts out there.