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65 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
First Person Podcast Episode 48: Disco Elysium The Final Cut
Welcome to a very special 48th episode of the First-Person Podcast. The world is opening back up and gaming backlogs are clogging up with sweet savings from summer sales. With the regular crew on a well-deserved break, we have some fantastic guests from the FPS community to take over. This month, we’ll be taking a return trip to Disco Elysium in light of it’s recent Final Cut and we have a trio of DE-experts to a tour guide. But don’t be frightened or intimidated, these are fun and friendly fellows, and I (Patrick Dolan, Managing editor of FPS) will be here with you the whole time. Ok so, let’s let these gentlemen and scholars introduce themselves.
46 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
First Person Podcast Episode 47: Queer Representation In Gaming
Welcome to the 47th episode of First-Person Podcast and Happy Pride Month everybody! This episode we are going to be looking at and talking about queer representation in gaming. Whether it be queer theming, queer performativity, or explicitly queer characters, we want to try and open up the conversation a bit more looking at the way gaming media frames queer values and narratives. Join us as we look into both mainstream and indie games and discuss our experience with them.
31 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Racial Equity Games Showcase: An Interview with Kishonna Gray
Dr. Kishonna Gray joins interviewer Pallavi Sodhi to discuss their life as a game studies scholar.
43 minutes | May 17, 2021
First Person Podcast Episode 46: Player-Narrative Dissonance
Welcome to the 46th episode of the First-Person Podcast. This month we aren’t going to be talking about the Ludonarrative Dissonance but focusing on the Player-Narrative Dissonance. How do we ourselves legitimize doing something in a video game world that we are morally opposed to in the meatspace?
43 minutes | Apr 18, 2021
First Person Podcast Episode 45: Content Gaming Videos
Welcome to the 45th episode of First-Person Podcast. This is the final part of our three-part series that we are doing to examine how games are introduced to us and played with on YouTube. For part three, we are going to be looking at the Content videos that we see comic youtubers and casual gamers making for us. We can see what’s new on Twitch and where the YouTube community can go from here.
40 minutes | Mar 14, 2021
First Person Podcast Episode 44 - YouTube Game Analysis
Welcome to the 44th episode of First-Person Podcast. This is part two of our three-part series that we are doing to examine how games are introduced to us and played with on YouTube. For part two, we are going to be looking at the Lore Analysis videos that get worked into the mainstream YouTube feed every so often. And, yes this was my way of working in a reason to talk about Dark Souls.
52 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
First Person Podcast Episode 43: Parasocial Play On YouTube
To commemorate our transition to YouTube, this is part one of a three-part series that we will be doing to examine how games are introduced to us and played with on YouTube. For part one, we are going to be looking at the Parasocial play involved with a lot of retro and modern YouTube content. From Walkthroughs to Let’s Plays, this is the foundation of our YouTube gaming experience.
53 minutes | Jan 16, 2021
First Person Podcast Episode 42: Best Games Of 2020
After the grueling year that has been 2020, we invite you to join us in reminiscing the games that we played over these past 12 months. Come find out what we were busy playing and join us in welcoming our newest cast member, Alex Chalk.
47 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
First Person Podcast Episode 41: Button Mapping
We are ending this year on a more technical note by discussing the button mapping that we see in our modern games. Join Giuseppe, Sabrina, Lia, and Patrick as we discuss the intuitive design of the controls we’ve come to know and hate.
50 minutes | Nov 21, 2020
First Person Podcast Episode 40: Gaming Architecture
Architecture has an unspoken influence over how we navigate and interpret the games we play. So, we are going to talk about it. Today we are going to be taking a look at how the world of our favourite games has been constructed and how gaming architecture influences the game world, theming, and plot progression. On this episode you are joined by, Giuseppe Femia, the FPS Podcast Producer, Sabrina Sgandurra, our new Editor-in-Chief/Book Reviews Editor, Lia Black, our new Co-Managing Editor/Commentaries Editor, and Patrick Dolan, our other new Co-Managing Editor/Essays Editor.
58 minutes | Oct 25, 2020
First Person Podcast Episode 39: Monsters In Horror Games
First Person Podcast is getting ready for Halloween. On this episode you are joined by, Giuseppe Femia, the FPS Podcast Producer, Sabrina Sgandurra, our new Editor-in-Chief/Book Reviews Editor, Lia Black, our new Co-Managing Editor/Commentaries Editor, and Patrick Dolan, our other new Co-Managing Editor/Essays Editor. For the month of October, we will be looking at themes that are set up and explored through the game designer’s usage of monsters in the horror game genre. We will be giving our experience with how the monsters come off and what they signify while making sure that themes of mental health are handled respectfully.
61 minutes | Sep 21, 2020
First Person Podcast Episode 38: Companions In Gaming
Welcome back to First Person Podcast after our August hiatus. On this episode you are joined by, Giuseppe Femia, the FPS Podcast Producer, Sabrina Sgandurra, our new Editor-in-Chief/Book Reviews Editor, Lia Black, our new Co-Managing Editor/Commentaries Editor, and Patrick Dolan, our other new Co-Managing Editor/Essays Editor. In this episode, we’re going to be discussing the companions that venture forward with us into the night. Or, the ones that stand by us through the good and the bad. We will be examining and discussing the plot significance that the in-game companions have and what they undergo while keeping us company. Banner Source: http://retrowaretv.com/still-loading-the-lessons-of-gaming/
62 minutes | Jul 8, 2020
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79 minutes | Jun 10, 2020
First Person Podcast Episode 36: Pride Month Throwback
Happy Pride month from First Person Podcast! On this episode, we go back to a conversation that happened years ago to exhibit some queer games. Join Elise Vist, Rob Parker, Chris Persaud, and Matthew Perks as they delve into the discourse of queer game design. What is the main criticism of queer games? How did our guest experience Tusks and Dream Daddy? They will give you the relevant insight now.
64 minutes | May 28, 2020
First Person Podcast Episode 35: Disco Elysium
This month on the First Person Podcast, we delve into Disco Elysium with Lindsay Meaning, Rob Parker, Sabrina Sgandurra, and Axel Hassen Taiari to discuss their experiences with the game. We are going to look at the different directions that they took in their gameplay and what outcomes were possible with this detective rpg. Where does it stand on the political spectrum? What does it have to say about leftist culture? Find out now!
56 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
Can You Pet The Dog Podcast
This month on the First Person Podcast, you join Lia Black, Betsy Brey, Sarah Stang, Nicholas Hobin, and Sabrina Sgandurra to discuss their favourite pets in gaming history. We are going to be looking at the autonomy that has been allowed to animals in gaming ranging from the Final Fantasy Series to Pokémon. Through these games we will address themes like friendship, consent, and the proper pronunciation of the word Chocobo. So, tune in for a furreal experience.
61 minutes | Apr 1, 2020
First Person Podcast Episode 33: Role Play
This month on the First Person Podcast, you join Lia Black, Giuseppe Femia, Chris Lawrence, and Sabrina Sgandurra to look at the roles they have filled. What experience are they looking for in the characters they portray? How do they shape their own experiences? And what the heck is a QAF Character Generator? Listen in as we reveal all.
58 minutes | Feb 26, 2020
2020 Romantic Games - Episode 32
This month on the First Person Podcast, we sit down with Lia Black, and Sarah Stang for Valentine’s Day to discuss their hot takes on romance in gaming. What are their video game crushes? What makes for a good romance narrative? What should we be seeing more of in our romance titles? All these questions and more will be answered on this episode of the podcast. Banner Source: https://atlus.com/valentine2017/studentByDay/
68 minutes | Jan 30, 2020
Episode 31 - 2019 Game Of The Year
Annnnd we're back at it again. After a short break, we're returning to share our thoughts and ideas about games and game studies. This month, we carry on our proud tradition of bad takes about games, our one true game of the year, and get to know new editors Lia Black and Patrick Dolan.
59 minutes | Mar 13, 2019
First Person Podcast Special Episode: Queer Games Studies Special Issue
Welcome to a special edition of the First Person podcast. This week, we’re introducing a queer games and queer making special issue, edited by Jess Marcotte. We are joined by Jess Marcotte, Bonnie Bo Ruberg, and Kara Stone to talk about their experiences as queer game designers and queer games scholars! See firstpersonscholar.com for a transcript.
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