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Echo Screen Live #59: Games That Are Art

Video games as art is an old debate, but maybe it’s time the guys put forth their candidates for which games truly meet the definition. What games evoke emotion and feeling – without getting into characters or story? What games push mental ability? What exemplifies video games as a medium for storytelling that rivals literature, […]

Echo Screen Live #58: The Rise and Fall of G4

At the turn of the century, G4 and TechTV showed a promising future of geek-related content in mass media. But after a merger, the channel faded and eventually ceased to exist by 2014. What happened, could it have been avoided, and what does it say about geek content in new media? That, news tids and […]

Echo Screen Live #57: eSports Inc.

As eSports rise to prominence in the gaming community, the guys try to wrap their minds around the phenomenon. Is is here to stay? Is it a good thing? And where is it headed? That, news tids and bits, and your questions on this episode of Echo Screen Live! Join and chat with us live […]

Echo Screen Live #56: "Convention"-al Wisdom

Another PAX East in the books, and the guys take this time to reflect on conventions. What makes them good or bad? Should list-based panels die already? And which should you choose to devote your time to? That, news tids and bits, and your questions on this episode of Echo Screen Live! Join and chat […]