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Ep. 101 jonny Lupsha

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This week’s guest is a well-spoken author jonny Lupsha, who has written books such as the Penny Cavalier. He also publishes The Broken Paragon, which is a quarterly collection of essays about the culture of video games. We discuss writing, the intellectual thoughts behind gaming and the ups and downs of self-publishing. There are tons of things to learn and this episode will appeal to even non-gamers.

CONTEST: ‘Dead Space 3’ Giveaway!

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Win a copy of Dead Space 3!

Dead Space 3 brings Isaac Clarke and merciless soldier, John Carver, on a journey across space to discover the source of the Necromorph outbreak. Crash-landed on the frozen planet of Tau Volantis, the pair must comb the harsh environment for raw materials and scavenged parts. Isaac will then put his engineering skills to the ultimate test to create and customize weapons and survival tools. The ice planet holds the key to ending the Necromorph plague forever, but first the team must overcome avalanches, treacherous ice-climbs, and the violent wilderness. Facing deadlier evolved enemies and the brutal elements, the unlikely pair must work together to save mankind from the impending apocalypse. For more information visit deadspace.com.

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Thoughts On Arcades

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A lot of my childhood was spent at arcades inside malls. In the Philippines (that’s where I grew up!) we have big malls which would usually have a big arcade. The arcades were a mix of ticket redemption games — I rocked the skeeballs, back in the day — and a mix of a lot of traditional games, like fighting games, etc.

In the USA, the arcade scene is on and off. Smaller arcade spots that didn’t depend on ticket redemption games are slowly phasing out. It’s hard to compete with the home consoles which are more popular with people today.

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