Postgame.9: What Does It Mean to Play

Postgame.9: What Does It Mean to Play

Welcome back to Postgame, Sidequest’s monthly podcast, where the editors lay down hot takes on cold games. This month, we decided to compress an undergraduate semester’s worth of discussion into an hour and change with a look into what makes a game a game—and when that took about 30 seconds*, we moved on to discussing what “play” is and what the act of play means to us.

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Postgame.7: Gamer 4 Life

Postgame.7: Gamer 4 Life

Welcome back to Postgame, Sidequest’s monthly Patreon-exclusive podcast, where the editors lay down hot takes on cold games. In this episode, we take the polar plunge and talk about games that are no less than a decade old (maybe two!) as the editors walk down memory lane and explore how our first games* affected our relationship with the medium.

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Postgame.6: Every Woman in Greek Mythology is Justified (Hadescast!)

Postgame.6: Every Woman in Greek Mythology is Justified (Hadescast!)

Welcome back to Postgame, Sidequest’s monthly Patreon-exclusive podcast, where the editors lay down hot takes on cold games. In this episode, we manage to warm up for a second and talk about one relatively spicy game: Supergiant’s recent blockbuster, Hades!

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Postgame.4 – Anders Hot Though

Postgame.4 – Anders Hot Though

Welcome back to Postgame, Sidequest’s monthly podcast, where the editors lay down hot takes on cold games. In this episode, we talk about some of the ways we play games socially—not, you know, using multiplayer modes, but rather how we turn single-player or asynchronous games into co-op and community-oriented experiences.

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Postgame.5: Hard Casual (or, A 2020 Retrospective)

Postgame.5: Hard Casual (or, A 2020 Retrospective)

Welcome back to Postgame, Sidequest’s monthly podcast, where the editors lay down hot takes on cold games. This is our December 2020 episode, which you may notice is releasing before our November 2020 episode, because we love to sow chaos. The November episode is already recorded and coming shortly—we just figured our 2020 retrospective should go to you while it’s hot!

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Postgame.3 – You Gave the Baby a Knife

Postgame.3 – You Gave the Baby a Knife

Welcome back to Postgame, Sidequest’s monthly Patreon-exclusive podcast, where the editors lay down hot takes on cold games. This is our [checks notes] October 2020 episode, releasing in January 2021. The missing episodes are in the pipeline, though, so they’ll be up in the coming month!

In this episode, we talk about queer teenhood in games and how much queer media has developed over the years—and how it’s shaped by the eras that shaped its creators. We also get in our feelings about community, walking simulators, and, in an unexpected turn of events, tennis anime?

*** Spoilers for Gone Home start when Zora says they’ll add a timestamp and continue until the end of the episode (sorry!). ***

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Theme music is Bass Thee by Alexander Nakarada, used under Creative Commons 0.

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