Episode 44 – All About Indies – Best of 2012 Play Embassy

We took some time on the show this week to reflect on Wired Magazine’s list of the best games of 2012.

Joined by new writer, Mark Schjoll, we discuss the passion and willingness to take risks we see in this list comprised of indie games that truly push the boundaries of gaming. (Journey, anyone?)  Warning: There are Borderlands 2 and Far Cry 3 spoilers in our discussion of those games. Look for Mark’s article detailing his favorites of 2012 and some much anticipated games for this year.

We also ask a probing question: How many women are playing Far Cry 3? We’d love to hear from some women gamers playing this popular title, especially given Mark’s insights about the violence in the game. Leave a comment here or grab us on Twitter. You can even comment on our page on Facebook as well!

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Until next time, game on!
Regina & Rhonda

Regina is the founder and lead ambassador of The Geek Embassy. Studying and writing about geeks and geek culture is Regina’s favorite thing to do when she’s not reading student papers, dancing an excessive amount of calories away, or chasing after her daughter. Inclined towards mobile and social gaming online, Regina also loves a good round of 7 Wonders, Qwirkle, Small World, or Lords of Waterdeep. Someday, she hopes to actually take part in a D&D campaign so she can officially “roll” a character and role play her as a devious, highly intelligent mischief maker, which would be nothing like she is in real life.

2 Comments

  1. I really enjoyed hearing you chat about these game, but as a relative newbie to the "gamer world" I was unfamiliar with some of your "technical terms" ;). In a future 101 episode could you perhaps define/explain such terms at "Triple A Companies," "point-and-click game," and "shooter [game]"?
    Thank and keep up the great work – I always enjoy listening to you!

  2. Thanks for the feedback! We will plan to do a Gaming 101 on the Game Industry, explaining the difference between the publishers and the game developers. Maybe we'll do a whole episode on point and click games! Great suggestions and thanks so much for listening! 🙂

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