Monday, September 2, 2013

Mail Call 2013

It is that time again readers and listeners, time once again to open our mail back and answer some of your questions. We always love hearing from you kind folk out there. Seriously, I'm pretty sure you're all some of the best friends a little ol' podcaster can have.

If you have a question or topic in mind, feel free to send us an email (experiencepoints AT gmail dot com), message or reply to us on Twitter (that's @JAlbor and @SJuster), submit a comment on this post! We may not answer all your questions, but we will read each and every one. Anything goes, so send them our way!


  1. What are your thoughts on Christine Love's "Analogue: A Hate Story"? I really enjoyed your discussion on "Don't Take It Personally, Babe", and I'd really dig hearing more of your thoughts about her work.

  2. Rowan Idris CarmichaelSeptember 3, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    Another mail bag, another set of questions (hopefully, I'm not doubling up on anything I've asked in the past)

    This will be tricky for you two I imagine, but, do you think that games, more so than other media have become overly American focused, particularly with the console market?

    Going on from that, how important do you think playing the "real version" of a game is? Being an Australian I'm used to two main things, minor censorship (e.g drugs are almost always supplements) but also games that were noticeably slower in speed (approx 17%). But not just changes like that, but later "definitive editions" or even arguments for playing in the original language?

    Humble Bundles: I love them, you love them, we all love them. But with those, steam sales, iOS games, how do you two feel about the constant race to the bottom? It feels as though soon we'll be paid to play the games!

    We are nearing the end of the current generation, what games do you think will be ones that are remembered as classics like Metal Gear Solid 2, Final Fantasy X/XII, ICO, DMC3, Wind Waker and so on? This isn't as much the best games but the ones that will be remembered. (this is an important difference)

    Have either of you gotten around to any of the monster hunter games or any of the other "Boss Hunt" games as they are sometimes called? If so, what are your thoughts on the cultural divide MH seems to have, where it's very popular in Japan but far less so in the west?

    Seconding the request for more discussion on Analogue: A Hate Story.

    And that's probably enough.

  3. Rowan Idris CarmichaelSeptember 4, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    I tell a lie, I've got one final question:

    Terms or categorization is rarely neutral, what do you two think about the mid 2000s change in refering to JRPGs, which in the the past had been called Console RPGs?