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Literate Gamer

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Jan 25, 2017

Literate Gamer delves into Australia's principal dystopian export; Mad Max. From the original movie all the way through until Fury Road and Warner Brothers game Mad Max. 

Jan 18, 2017

Literate Gamer examines the fan favorite Japanese game series Shin Megami Tensei Persona. They slowly unwind and explore the disparate elements core to the franchise - western esotericism, dharmic religions, and a fair shake of pop culture. Persona 3 and 4 and the primary content discussed, but the Persona Arena is acknowledged. Dancing All Night is not acknowledged or discussed. 

 

This episode is primary concerned with the Persona series of Shin Megami Tensei games. The Shin Megami Tensei series itself will be covered at a later time. 

Jan 11, 2017

Literate Gamer explores a pastoral, albeit post-apocalyptic, English village in "game" Everybody's Gone to the Rapture by The Chinese Room. When civil discourse between our two hosts breaks down, one host sets fire to the other and uses his ashes to make his beverages more powerful and more fulfilling. Afterward, the emboldened host realizes that no one ever reads the episode summaries after the first sentence and sets out on a narrative quest that rivals the wayfarers of antiquity, and strains the very notion of narrative credulity.

Oh, and they also the definition of the term 'game' itself. 

Jan 4, 2017

Literate Gamer returns to one of its favorite franchises, Dark Souls, and digs deep into the additional Downloadable Content each title has to offer, including the Ashes of Ariandel for Dark Souls 3. 

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