Wednesday, February 5, 2014

EXP Podcast #262: Dark Souls and Status Symbol Games

Dark Souls in a nutshell.
I have not finished Dark Souls. Can I still sit at the big kids table? This week on the EXP Podcast, Scott and I join in on the AV Club's discussion about Dark Souls and status symbol games. How did this brutally difficult game become not only popular, but a video game rite of passage? And how will it be remembered in ten years? Let us know in the comments below!

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Show notes:
- Runtime: 33 min 04 sec
- "Why do games like Dark Souls become geek status symbols?," by Matt Gerardi & Drew Toal via AV Club
- "Android Netrunner - The Game Designer's Game," by Krystian Majewski via Game Design Scrapbook
- "Playing Dark Souls: Desperate Acts and Our Shared Humanity," by Jorge Albor via PopMatters
- Music by: Brad Sucks

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