“Chris is joined by Gamerdork’s Leah Haydu, Gonzo Planet’s Sharon Shaw and Big Red Potion’s Sinan Kubba to discuss the way minorities are covered in (or neglected by) video games. This includes different sexual orientations, racial minorities and even women.”
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Rune Factory has prospered for five years by taking the Harvest Moon formula and dumping fantasy-action-RPG on top. In latest entry Oceans you while the seasons away by farming, crafting, socializing, romancing, travelling, discovering, and the odd spot of monster killing. Try to do everything in it and you will lose your summer, and no doubt many fans of the series will. The cumulative nature can be compelling as you cultivate friendships, build up your home, and oh so slowly discover the world around you. Sadly, Oceans is so simple and monotonous that its density only highlights what little reason there is to care.
“Leon, Darren Forman, Josh and Sinan Kubba of Big Red Potion discuss the tenth game by Goichi Suda’s Grasshopper Manufacture – No More Heroes. The Wii original game released in 2007/2008 to some critical acclaim but pitiful sales. Since then this game has become something of a cult classic rewarded with an HD update in the shape of Heroes’ Paradise and a sequel – Desperate Struggle – also covered in this podcast.”
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