AVoCADo GamesCast #55: Fifteen Vegas Hotels Stacked on Top of Each Other

Heya ‘Cados! This is the 55th episode of the AVoCADo GamesCast, for your listening pleasure. In this episode, The Kappa, Science is Bad, Pulprobot, Wolfman Jew, and I discuss how video games depict war. We also spend a lot of time talking about The Outer Worlds, Death Stranding, and Mass Effect 3.

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0:15 – Introductions
2:55 – What The Kappa Has Been Playing
20:20 – What Science is Bad Has Been Playing
38:20 – What Pulprobot Has Been Playing
46:05 – What Wolfman Jew Has Been Playing
56:00 – What Merve Has Been Playing
1:19:50 – Genres of War Games, Part 1
1:28:00 – How Games Handle War and Geopolitical Conflict
1:37:20 – The Ethics of War Storytelling
1:46:30 – Realism in War Games
1:57:20 – How Mass Effect Handles War
2:12:10 – What’s Going on at BioWare
2:15:05 – Sonic… Again…
2:18:10 – Genres of War Games, Part 2
2:24:05 – Conclusion
Content warnings for discussions about eugenics and PTSD.