Episode 73 – The One With WoW, Wario and Wintory

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It’s a powerful episode as Paul and Kris explore being dominated by WoW, Wario and Waluigi’s genitalia, and drunkenly talk to our friend Austin Wintory at PAX West 2016! Don’t desert this episode — ah, dammit, that’s a reference to something in the podcast. You wouldn’t get it yet. That was dumb of me to assume you would.

Art via DeviantArt – StupdFlips

Episode 72 – LIVE From PAX West 2016

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28 Plays Later, live from the Wyvern Theatre at PAX West 2016! Paul and Kris talk about PAX, Kris’s Gears of War 4 experience, answer audience questions, and receive a little help from Elias Toufexis, the voice of Deus Ex‘s Adam Jensen. It’s a magical hour of video game silliness!!

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Episode 71 – The Short One Before PAX

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PAX West is upon us! Come see us in Bandland, Level 6!

Episode 70 – The One With Neon Case Lights

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In this episode of 28 Plays Later, we discuss 28 PLAYS LATER: THE ALBUM! Yep, we have a comedy album, that you can buy online, OR you can get your hands on a physical signed copy at PAX West!

We also talk about the perils of being tired boys, the gauche frippery (its a word) of most gaming rigs and gaming attire, asking the question… why is the gaming aesthetic inside games often to considered, yet many gamers spray money at the ugliest junk imaginable in real life?

PLUS, Paul weighs in after a morning mainlining Deus Ex: Mankind Divided! Is it a worthy follow-up to Human Revolution? And again… WE HAVE AN ALBUM! Below, you can see the first box of copies, covered in a film of Paul’s glee-induced sweat. We really think you’re going to love this. Enjoy the show!

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Episode 69 – The One About Romance Guy and No Man’s Sky

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A very special NSFW episode of 28 Plays Later! Paul and Kris discuss sex and romance and their evolving place in games. What games have portrayed sex in the best light? Can sex be a gaming mechanic? Why are the early days of video games full of awful representations of it? Also, a challenging new peripheral.

PLUS — with the game in full release, we discuss our early takes on No Man’s Sky for PC. We like it, but it’s not all procedurally-generated roses.

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Episode 68.5 – The Short One With Bali Pauly

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A quickie from Paul’s vacation on Bali — Kris and Paul prepare for No Man’s Sky, and for next week’s episode 69, where we’ll be discussing how love and sex are portrayed in video games. Hot, sexual sex!

Do you have any examples of games that did sex and romance right? Horribly wrong? Is it necessary in the games it appears in, or is it always an uncanny-valleyesque stumbling block? Let us know here in the comments, or on our Facebook page!

Episode 68 – The One With Headlander, Abzu, and More Qs

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This episode we look at Double Fine’s and Adult Swim Game’s Headlander, the beautiful underwater Abzû, and absorb more of your listener questions! Plus: Kris’ beard length as an indicator of overall poor health.

(And the horror game Kris was trying to remember: Scorn. Seriously, it’s… unpleasant.)

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Episode 67 – The One With Your Burning Questions

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You asked us questions on our Facebook page, and we answer in this big episode! We get ready for No Man’s Sky, a throng of P.T. clones (like Visage), the release of Starbound, and Paul gets tasked by Mikey Neumann to describe NES titles he’s never played based on their title screens.

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Episode 66: The One About Ghosts and Busting Them

A broad, whimsical conversation gets a little serious as Paul and Kris talk about the new game Inside (from the studio that brought us the lovely LIMBO), and the 2009 Ghostbusters video game — which brings us to the audience reaction to the new movie, and what makes genuine conversation so difficult. It’s a tricky look at degrees of outrage, both well-placed and not.

Plus! Detective Frostycone “Frost” Slushbottom finally gets a video game adaptation!

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Episode 65 – The One About Pokémon Go

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Pokémon Go: is it tearing the world apart, or heralding a new era of peace? Paul and Kris describe their very different experiences playing the game, plus a foray into black-market Pokémon meat, which Pokémon is most likely to rise up against humanity, and we announce the winner of the Australian PS4 Uncharted 4 console giveaway — Victor Mahnic, who won us over with this young-Paul-esque cardboard “sympathy console:”

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Plus! You can check out Paul’s article on the game at Junkee.

Thanks so much for listening, everyone! As we prepare for next week, we’d love your comments and emails, so write with whatever’s on your mind! Can we help? Of course the answer is yes, but how? 

theme from North by Northwest (1959) by Bernard Herrmann

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