We’re back with the second half of my interview with Ken Levine. This week we go deep and discuss the relationship between interactive media and storytelling by way of games, movies, books, and every other media we can think of.
Warning: BIOSHOCK SPOILERS in the back half.
Games are getting more popular as the platforms are getting cheaper and more prevelent
Steam is already the platform of choice for Cafes around the world.
This says that maybe the other platforms will do better:
I don’t think I agree.
Every game is its own platform.
At least that’s what I *think* I’m trying to say here…
See. I get there eventually.
Eyeballs! Eyeballs! Eyeballs!
First it slows down…
And man does Oculus Rift make you sick right now.
End Caps are literally the stands on the end of the aisles at the store.
The Manchurian Candidate is 51 years old.
Ken Levine: www.irrationalgames.com
Here’s a nice review of Original X-Com:
X-Com: Enemy Unkown
It took a long time for them to recapture the magic of the original.
Left for Dead
Here’s some video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSPiW4YmNKw
Comic, TV Series, Game. It’s a powerhouse.
Ladies and gentlemen:
Headcrabs—Kids love ’em!
Ron Moore on the Cylons being revealed too early:
I can’t actually find the place where he said it because anything that you look up just brings a bazillion interviews.
Can anyone find the original quote?
Hmmm. I guess we’re spoiling this a bit…
That’s the sound of Ken politely disagreeing with me, I think.
Ken’s stuff on story is great.
Skiing in Tribes
Here’s an early prototype for Elizabeth
…among other simple questions that I like to ask.
Farming in Zelda
Here’s what we’re talking about:
The Liz Squad is in Full Color
The SPOILERSSPOILERSSPOILERSSPOILERS get pretty big from here on.
The Manchurian Candidate
And okay, I’ll give you Mass Effect
WOW: The Lich King
A Life Well Wasted is a really great and insanely infrequent podcast.
Shadow of the Colossus is essentially a tone poem in game form.
People have been playing it for years:
The Society of Steam! Available on your finer internets!
The SFWA Newsletter Blowup:
I kind of underplay it here, but I honestly didn’t have the details at my fingertips.
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