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(Rebroadcast) Ep. 31 - Hyper Light LIFTER - Akash Thakkar

(Rebroadcast) Ep. 31 - Hyper Light LIFTER - Akash Thakkar

Rebroadcast of Episode 31.  Enjoy!

We love music and sound in video games.  We’re joined this week by Akash Takkar, someone who knows a thing or two about the subject having recently done the sound for HYPER LIGHT DRIFTER!  Akash is an accomplished video game composer/sound designer, public speaker, teacher and entrepreneur.   Turns out he also likes the gym a lot too!  We talk about xbox indie promotions, HYPER LIGHT DRIFTER, Madden, Lifting, getting swoll, the influence of music in games, square-enix and their new creative projects, health in the game industry,…did I mention the gym?  Can Akash deadlift his way to a victory over the boss of the week:  Mecha-Hitler?

Ep. 37 - In the Tavern of Professional Hearthstone - Terrence Miller

Ep. 37 - In the Tavern of Professional Hearthstone - Terrence Miller

We’re in the middle of E3 right now, but more to come on that later because Terrence Miller, professional Hearthstone player joins the show!  Terrence was most recently in the news for the racially charged comments on the Twitch stream directed toward him during his time at Dreamhack.  He easily overcame the adversity and did not let it put a damper on his amazing 2nd place finish, prize money and now top 20 status in the WORLD!  Listen in as we discuss a variety of topics in this Hearthstone heavy edition such as: the future of Hearthstone in esports, how tournaments work, what it’s like being a pro gamer and we have fun with a little “Hearthstone 101” Segment.  Can Terrence stack the deck against Sniper Wolf to make her fold in the Boss Battle?

Ep. 36 - How to Win at Games and Beat People - Tom Whipple

Ep. 36 - How to Win at Games and Beat People - Tom Whipple

If you are into game design, game theory, science or anything interesting really, this week’s challenger/featured guest is the man for you!  Tom is the science editor for the London Times and the author of a new book titled, “How to Win at Games and Beat People” – he’s kind of a big deal.  This episode is packed with more science than Barry Bond’s cool-aid.  Join us as we discuss everything from video games being evidence of us living in a simulation, the mathematical difficulty of Mario, AI taking over the world and….skipping rocks?  Yes we have a great time geeking out.  Can Tom form the correct hypothesis to defeat the boss this week, MAGNETO from the X-Men Series?