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Jamin Warren

  1. Gaming

    Could Dark Souls Be the Future of Storytelling in Gaming? [Video]

    Jamin Warren of PBS Game/Show really hates cutscenes. Even when seamlessly integrated into the gameplay, cutscenes still remove all sense of agency and turn the player into a viewer instead. But is story even necessary? And can diagetic story-driven games like Dark Souls or Gone Home pick up the slack?

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  2. Gaming

    PBS Game/Show Looks at Why We Love and Hate NPCs

    Non-Playable Characters (NPCs) in video games can often be some of the best (or worst) parts of games. Jamin Warren explains why we get so attached to these characters we can't play in the latest episode of his wonderful webseries PBS Game/Show. Who are some of your favorite NPCs of all time?

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  3. Gaming

    PBS Game/Show Explains How Zelda Exploits Your Nostalgia, but Maybe in a Good Way

    Pretty much everyone loves The Legend of Zelda, right? Right. Of course they do; it's great. But, do we love it because Nintendo is playing to our sense of nostalgia? What is nostalgia anyway? Jamin Warren explains in the latest episode of PBS Game/Show and even answers questions from a Vegas hotel room.

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  4. Gaming

    Let Game/Show Tell You How Virtual Worlds Are Actually Pretty Real [Video]

    If the world only exists to you as signals that your body sends to your brain, then how are virtual worlds all that different from the real world? Game/Show's new episode will show you why the difference between fake reality and real reality isn't as big as people would have you believe.

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  5. Gaming

    How Come Nobody’s Really Tried To Copy Minecraft Yet? [Video]

    Okay, hear us out. Yes, ripping off ideas from other, better material is probably bad. But as PBS Game/Show points out, Minecraft is ridiculously popular among gamers and non-gamers alike, so you'd expect more post-Minecraft game developers to be borrowing from their success in a big way. So what gives?

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  6. Gaming

    PBS Game/Show Is Back and They’re Taking a Look at Gender-Bending in Games

    Not all games give you a choice of your character's gender, but some do. When given that choice, some people play as the opposite gender, and PBS Game/Show examines whether or not switching up your gender in a game is weird by examining the different reasons people choose to do it. As always, it's an interesting watch. Check it out.

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  7. Gaming

    PBS Game/Show Considers What Permadeath in Games Teaches Us About Life

    Death is permanent, but not in video games. Unless it's permadeath, which is kind of a novel concept in gaming. When your character dies, that's it. There's no reloading. Game over. Forever. In this week's Game/Show host Jamin Warren looks at what video game permadeath can teach us about life and actual death.

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  8. Gaming

    PBS Game/Show Looks at Male Stereotypes in Video Games

    Last week PBS Game/Show tackled the idea of whether or not video games need Anita Sarkeesian's feminism. Not surprisingly, the comments on the thread went nuts. This week they've decided to look at how games handle male stereotypes. It's less of a hot button issue, but maybe it shouldn't be.

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  9. Gaming

    Do we need Anita Sarkeesian’s Feminist Gaming Perspective? PBS Game/Show Says We Do

    Anita Sarkeesian is a social activist and feminist whose main focus happens to be the lack of diverse female characters ad tropes in mainstream video games. Naturally, a lot of gamers think she's trying to kill everything they love and hate her on sight. PBS Game/Show and Jamin Warren won't stand for that, of course.

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  10. Gaming

    PBS Game/Show Asks “Will There Always Be Violent Video Games?”

    We've talked a lot about violence in video games because we love video games, and well, they're violent. Instead of asking whether or not video games should be violent, host Jamin Warren looks at why they're violent. The simple answer is that games of all kinds are violent, but take a few minutes and let Jamin explain.

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  11. Gaming

    PBS Game/Show Might Just Be Our New Favorite Thing

    We already love the PBS YouTube shows Idea Channel and Off Book, so it's no surprise we like their new one Game/Show as well. It focuses specifically on the relationship between video games and culture, and it's incredible. The first episode has host Jamin Warren explain the endurance of Mario, Sonic, and Link as characters. We love this. A lot.

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