1. On this week’s Critically Speaking podcast: Sometimes the best topics come stright from the news of the day. This week’s episode does just that. CryEngine on SteamOS, a Crisis for the console market, and a handful of PC and iOS games fill out the discussion.

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  2. On this week’s Critically Speaking podcast: Time will outlast us all, if it even exists, but in gaming, time is often a tool or a feature or altogether absent. What happens if games focus on time in a different way? In life, we grow, we live, we build families and communities, and then we die. The story doesn’t end there. Future generations carry on the legacy. Could the same be made true for our in-game selves?

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  3. On this week’s Critically Speaking podcast: In life everyone has their pet peeves, and the same is true with videogames. Whether it’s piles of junk everywhere or slow travel from place to place or stilted dialogue, game designers should keep an eye out for the things that bring their audiences to nails-on-the-chalkboard levels of irritation. 

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  4. On this week’s Critically Speaking podcast: Sometimes our characters talk, and other times we make them talk. What happens when our choices mean as little in the first case as they do in the second? Can a game take away player agency and still be better for it? For character dialogue, that just might be true.

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  5. On this week’s Critically Speaking podcast: Nothing is a pure original, but if that is true, then what does it mean when videogame protagonists are so homogenized that they can be boiled down to a series of journal entries of no more than a paragraph?

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