WEEK IN GEEK: Andrew plays the mashup tabletop game, Betrayal at Baldur's Gate while Dan goes for the yards in Supergiant Games' latest release, Pyre.
THE RELATION BETWEEN TEXT AND AUDIENCE: Andrew, spurred on by his experiences playing Fallout 4's DLC, "Automatron," and Dan, inspired by his playing of Pyre, talk about how texts can have different impacts––and lead to very different experiences––for their audiences. Movies have spoilers and twist endings while video games of optional side-quests and branching paths of narrative. How much of a role does the audience have in telling the story? How much control do we, as an audience, want?
For all intents and purposes, that was an episode recap.
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