#70 What's All This Bungie Business, Then?


Episode #70

What’s all this Bungie Business, Then?

Alva Chua explains to Robert Fenner who Bungie are, from Alex Saropian’s bedroom game Operation Desert Storm, to Halo, to their beloved/maligned Paul McCartney-featuring Destiny, and how the developer has weaved their approach to storytelling throughout their history. Join us to learn about sword logic and waterbeds.

#68 Magical Golden Sound Shower


Robert and Alva are back to share some of their favourite video game music with each other, and with you.

Tracks featured:

Hustlers’ Concept - “Loin” (from Black/Matrix)
Atsunori Namba - “Samurai Gunman ~ Shin Za Zaan” (from Rising Zan: The Samurai Gunman)
Masashi Hamauzu - “Aussenwelt” (from SaGa Frontier II)
Rob Hubbard - “Loading” (from Sanxion)
Masafumi Takada - “Where Angels Play” (from Killer7)
Zuntata - “Daddy Mulk” (from The Ninja Warriors)
Hidehito Aoki - “City 1 ~ School Revisited” (from Revelations: Persona)
John Foxx - “Into the Wonderful” (from Gods)
Mieko Ishikawa - “Trading Village of Redmont” (from Ys III: Wanderers from Ys)
Kenichiro Fukui - “Badlands” (from Einhänder)
Masashi Hamauzu - “DG - ‘Sadness’” (from Unlimited Saga)
Jake Kaufman - “Caught Red Handed” (from Mighty Switch Force)
Toshiko Tasaki - “Kuzunoha Detective Agency” (from Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner)

#67 Howard was a Twitch


episode #67

howard was a twitch

We bring out the calipers to talk about the problematic legacy of Howard Phillips Lovecraft, and how games such as Bloodborne, Cultist Simulator, Sunless Sea, and Garfield Kart make a case for cosmic horror to leave the author behind.

We Play: Call of Cthulhu, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Death Mark.

Music this week is “Imps of the Perverse” and “The Evil Clergyman” by Rudimentary Peni