Paul and Kris finished Campo Santo’s lovely new release Firewatch, and have differing opinions… until Kris realizes he’s just a slower version of Paul. The discussion is largely spoiler-free — until later in the episode, when we warn you we’re about to talk about the ending, so listen with caution if you haven’t played it yet!
It’s a fascinating look at the definition of the word “game,” and how the player’s approach to it can change their entire view.
Also Paul gets undressed on camera and leaves. Not even kidding. Kris can now answer the questions boxers or briefs, innie or outie, and make educated guesses regarding his parents’ religion around the time of his birth.
A new week dawns! Paul and Kris get some time with XCom 2, which just released, plus thoughts on old vs. new fogs of war, fidgety nations, old men in beds — and a long chat with Griffin McElroy of Polygon and My Brother, My Brother and Me!
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A sprawling conversation erupts over The Rise of the Tomb Raider and the previous game in the series, plus World of Warcraft and expectations of immersion from game enthusiasts of varying stripes. Plus some PAX South talk, plans for future conventions, and cookin’ with substitute fantasy meats.