91 minutes | Aug 13, 2013

OMGeek Podcast 6: Emergent vs. Linear Narratives

Here comes the sixth episode of the OMGeek Podcast! Which form of narrative holds more power in games: the ones that writers create for us, or the ones we create ourselves as we play? Special guest Gino Tan joins James, Jayvee, Jed, and Mike to discuss how narratives in games work, and how they are unique to the gaming medium. There's a story in everything, be it Lara Croft's latest big adventure, an afternoon in Takistan with the world's most unfortunate driver, or the 2012 season of the MLB. Games discussed What We’re Playing: Hollywood Monsters, Metal Slug XX, MLB 12: The Show, Back to the Future: The Game, XCOM (iOS), Hitman Absolution, Civilization 5, War Thunder, Tomb Raider, Dragon's Crown Something to look forward to: Payday 2 Emergent vs. Linear Narratives ArmA II, MLB 12: The Show, The Novelist, The Last of Us, Skyrim, Left 4 Dead, Payday 2 Stuff in this episode Persona 4 weather app Game of Thrones mod for CK2 I can't seem to find that source for the Targaryen invasion of Europe, but I swear it's out there! Music credits Anamanaguchi - Helix Nebula Anamanaguchi - Airbase cannavo69 - Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child (8-BIT REMIX) Follow and subscribe Subscribe - http://omgeek.libsyn.com/rss Email - contact@omgeek.net Facebook - www.facebook.com/omgeek Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/omgeek Google+ - https://plus.google.com/102031069587323958206 iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/ph/podcast/the-omgeek.net-podcast/id661582236 Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=35657&refid=stpr
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