Nerds Assemble 130: The evils of Mario Party 10

This week: it was a Bank Holiday and so we chilled out and talked about how we’d been passing the time…

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Nerds Assemble 129: Parents who ignore videogame age ratings

This week: Is it time out for parents that allow their underage kids to play 18-rated videogames?

Please join Emily, Paul and Paul (sorry, no Cookie this week) as they talk about:

And for our feature this week, we look at recent news surrounding the announcement that some head teachers in Cheshire will report parents to the authorities if it is found that their children have been playing videogames rated 18.

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Nerds Assemble 126: Agency in videogames

This week: agency in videogames – is it time we had more?

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And for our feature this week: we discuss whether videogames need to be designed with more player agency in mind, as we look over titles such as Far Cry 4, Papers, Please, Bioshock, Mass Effect and The Last of Us, and wonder if indie developers will be the ones to fill this niche.

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Nerds Assemble 125: It’s a kind of magic

This week: tributes to Nimoy, we catch up with the news and we talk about magic.

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And for our feature this week: we look at the representation of magic in fiction, from Supernatural to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, to Final Fantasy VII to Eternal Darkness, and even the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch.

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Nerds Assemble 124: Do comic book movies need to do more?

This week: Spider-Man, Bethesda, Godus and a buttload of superheroes.

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And for our feature this week: we take a look at our favourite comic book movies, and ask if it’s possible for these superhero features to be more than smash and grab, in light of several of Birdman’s plot points and the recent release of Big Hero 6 in the UK.

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