More adult Americans are playing more video games for more hours than ever before. We’ll ask why, and instead of what?
Episode 120-Jamie Bologna of WBUR-FM’s Radio Boston interviews Bob Cudmore on Cudmore’s years as a radio reporter in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, when General Electric was beginning to downsize its operations there.WBUR Boston Links: http://www.wbur.org/radioboston/2016/06/29/ge-and-pittsfield http://www.wbur.org/radioboston/2016/06/30/pcb-housatonic Also on The Historians http://www.bobcudmore.com/thehistorians/
Original video: https://soundcloud.com/obudmore/jamie-bolognawbur-bostonthe-historiansfriday-july-15-2016
Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Sun, 31 Jul 2016 13:19:10 GMT Available for 30 days after download
I’ve reported on video games in some capacity for seven years. If you name a game, I probably can manage to tell you who made it, when, and how it was received. Tempting as it is to mistake that…
Do video games cause aggressive tendencies and other negative behaviors? How can games create positive impacts on players and society? Could My.BarackObama.com really be considered “the most influential ‘video game’” in recent history? Gene Koo of the Berkman Center and Scott Seider of Boston University tackle a few of these fascinating questions.
- Video games of Christmas Past
- Fighting games as an Olympic event
- Comedy in Japanese games vs. comedy in American games
- Adrien Brody’s Predators: The Official Game of the Movie
- Santa Games
- What defines a good side quest
- Chun-Li as a sex icon
- Mid-nineties mascot design
- The Grateful Dead of video games?
- A GOD HAND Christmas Miracle
Board games are coming out of the closet, with store fronts popping up in a lot of communities. In Brooklyn, N.Y., Gamelab is place where people can get together and play different types of games.
From the album 8-Bit Jesus: Classic Christmas Songs in the Style of Classic NES Games. You can hear all the tracks and download the entire album here:
Insert a quarter and settle back to listen to us discuss the Oscar-nominated animated feature “Wreck-It Ralph,” which is inspired by classic video games. If you make it past the first level, you’ll also hear us discuss some of the video games our collection of elderly gentleman played when they were children back in the ’70s and ’80s. If you don’t make it that far, keep trying—the change machine’s right over there.
In this episode, Mary Prasad joins us to give us the news, and Moritz gives us the gaming news from Germany. We continue our mega Christmas contest, with a few more games added! Tom reviews Sudoku Challenge, and rants about themed Monopoly sets. Heroscape and Warhammer 40K are compared, and we talk about our new gaming opportunity here in Korea. Finally, we finish up the show with Moritz’ top ten classic games!