32 episodes

The !FALcast: Wherein the gentlemen of the !FALcast—Matt, Skye, and TV's Adam—play video games and then talk about them.



Disparate interests combine and collide in a free-form discussion of topics as diverse as sound design in survival horror, ensemble casts in role-playing games, and emergent vs. crafted narrative.



This is not a place for gaming news, although news may be discussed. This is not a place where games are reviewed, although opinions may be given. This is a place where three men you probably don't know talk at great length about video games you probably do.

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The !FALcast: Wherein the gentlemen of the !FALcast—Matt, Skye, and TV's Adam—play video games and then talk about them.



Disparate interests combine and collide in a free-form discussion of topics as diverse as sound design in survival horror, ensemble casts in role-playing games, and emergent vs. crafted narrative.



This is not a place for gaming news, although news may be discussed. This is not a place where games are reviewed, although opinions may be given. This is a place where three men you probably don't know talk at great length about video games you probably do.

    Ep. 30: No Good at Learning

    Ep. 30: No Good at Learning

    Matt is hungry Musings on a graveyard; butt A rash of Neverland poisonings Will Adam ever get to talk about Persona 5? [PERSONA CONTENT REDACTED] The thought-provoking, generous, occasionally pointless brilliance of NieR: Automata Seriously though, play Binary Domain Celeste shows kindness through challenge (The mountain is a metaphor you guys) Nintendo Switch as perfect … Continue reading Ep. 30: No Good at Learning →

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Ep. 29: Video Games Should Stop

    Ep. 29: Video Games Should Stop

    Destiny 2: Why is it like that? Matt has recording troubles (and a phone call) An attempted intervention for a Destiny addict The need for variation within repetition The gauntlet is thrown at Eminem, hastily withdrawn, and thrown again Binary Domain vs. Gears of War Destiny 2 vs. Borderlands/Titanfall 2/The Division No, seriously, Skye, your … Continue reading Ep. 29: Video Games Should Stop →

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Ep. 28: Flavor Trash

    Ep. 28: Flavor Trash

    Does Prey spoil its own ending? Mimics and organic jump scares Another interesting crafting system for Adam to hate Inventory management and compulsive leveling Do Bethesda games have a random crap problem? Quest logs and adaptive nonlinearity Dynamic diamond-chasing Pre-order bonus cheat packs

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Ep. 27: A Beige Room

    Ep. 27: A Beige Room

    The surprising success of Horizon Zero Dawn’s apocalypse Strong world and setting design sets it apart from other open world games Dynamic, tactically improvisational combat But the game should be harder in a few ways We discover a crafting system that Adam can tolerate The implied sense of resource economy fails to come through in … Continue reading Ep. 27: A Beige Room →

    • 57 min
    Ep. 26: Take Disease to the Next Level

    Ep. 26: Take Disease to the Next Level

    Oxygen Not Included is Spacebase DF-9 but better A required build order stifles creativity Complexity turns us on and turns us off “Who among us does not love infrastructure?” Adam’s PixelJunk bias returns Nom Nom Galaxy and the problem with soup How to identify (and avoid) strategy games Space tomato farming tips for budding soup … Continue reading Ep. 26: Take Disease to the Next Level →

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ep. 25 ½: I Hate Pachinko; Pachinko’s Fun, Though; Pachinko’s Kinda Neat

    Ep. 25 ½: I Hate Pachinko; Pachinko’s Fun, Though; Pachinko’s Kinda Neat

    Balls.

    • 38 min

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