Secret Cave Podcast #7: Death Stranding, Physicality, One-Handed Gameplay

In this extended special episode, we have Andy Tyrrell — Lee’s dad — as a guest on the podcast.

I’d heard murmurings from Lee that Andy thinks the podcast is a weekly meeting of the pretentious mutual admiration society, so here I’m preparing to defend myself.

Tensions aside, in episode 7 we talk about emotion in games, generational perspective, and sex censorship. We also explain why we never talk about anything physical.

As always, we’ll be announcing episodes on Twitter, and streaming them on Twitch.

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…But for now, listen to this week’s episode:

📻 in this episode, we discuss:

  • Criticism from Lee’s dad on the podcast so far
  • Thoughts on the trailer for Death Stranding
  • Are teaser trailers misrepresenting games?
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The Best and Worst of Trailers [2016]

Hear the writers discuss this subject on the Secret Cave Podcast!  And another time!  And even another time!

At first I was going to make this piece an overview of trailers in their entirety, using two from this year as examples.  Instead, it occurred to me that i’d simply be stealing an upcoming subject from fellow writer, Ben Mulholland.  As such, I thought it more befitting of me to look in depth at the two examples.  One staggeringly bad, another breathtakingly good, there are a lot of meaty tangents to go off on from both.

Trailers, on the whole, are mere promotional tools to rally the populous.  …   [continue reading]