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Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 23: "Games You Might Not Have Tried: 16-bit"

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 8/23
This week, we list some under-appreciated titles from the beloved 16-bit era.

Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 22: "Perfect Imbalance"

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 8/16
This week, we discuss the benefits of subtle imbalances in games (and welcome our newest team member)!

Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 21: "The Hero's Journey" (Pt 2)

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 8/8
This week, we conclude our two-part series on the Hero's Journey as applied to games (like Journey).

Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 20: "The Hero's Journey" (Pt 1)

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 8/6
This week, we begin a two-part series on the Hero's Journey as applied to games.

Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 19: "Power Creep"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 7/25
This week, we finally get around to talking about the trouble with power creep (with special guest)!

Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 18: "Games You Might Not Have Tried #4"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 7/23
This week, we recommend some more interesting, "under the radar" games.

Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 17: "Politics"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 7/18
This week, we offer a handy guide to making your voice heard in U.S. politics (with special guest)!

Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 16: "Hard-Boiled"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 7/16
This week, we discuss the AAA industry's trend toward hard-boiling its franchises, and what it means to be "mature".

Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 15: "Spectrum Crunch"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 7/5
This week, we discuss a major bandwidth problem we're about to run into.

Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 14: "The EC Fund Update"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 6/27
This week, we give a progress update on the EC Indie Fund...

Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 23: "Games You Might Not Have Tried: 16-bit"

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 8/23
This week, we list some under-appreciated titles from the beloved 16-bit era.

Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 22: "Perfect Imbalance"

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 8/16
This week, we discuss the benefits of subtle imbalances in games (and welcome our newest team member)!

Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 21: "The Hero's Journey" (Pt 2)

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 8/8
This week, we conclude our two-part series on the Hero's Journey as applied to games (like Journey).

Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 20: "The Hero's Journey" (Pt 1)

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 8/6
This week, we begin a two-part series on the Hero's Journey as applied to games.

Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 19: "Power Creep"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 7/25
This week, we finally get around to talking about the trouble with power creep (with special guest)!

Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 18: "Games You Might Not Have Tried #4"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 7/23
This week, we recommend some more interesting, "under the radar" games.

Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 17: "Politics"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 7/18
This week, we offer a handy guide to making your voice heard in U.S. politics (with special guest)!

Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 16: "Hard-Boiled"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 7/16
This week, we discuss the AAA industry's trend toward hard-boiling its franchises, and what it means to be "mature".

Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 15: "Spectrum Crunch"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 7/5
This week, we discuss a major bandwidth problem we're about to run into.

Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 14: "The EC Fund Update"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 6/27
This week, we give a progress update on the EC Indie Fund...

Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 3: "Western & Japanese RPGs" Part 1

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 3/21
This week, we begin a three-part series discussing (and defining) Western RPGs and JRPGs.

Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 9: "Kinect Disconnect"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 5/25
This week, we look back on the last year and a half of Kinect and offer some new observations about the device.

Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 23: "Games You Might Not Have Tried: 16-bit"

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 8/23
This week, we list some under-appreciated titles from the beloved 16-bit era.

Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 15: "Spectrum Crunch"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 7/5
This week, we discuss a major bandwidth problem we're about to run into.

Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 17: "Politics"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 7/18
This week, we offer a handy guide to making your voice heard in U.S. politics (with special guest)!

Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 11: "Harassment"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 6/18
This week, we tackle the rampant bullying, misogyny and hate speech that occurs within the gaming community.

Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 5: "Western & Japanese RPGs" Part 3

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 4/5
This week, we conclude our series on Western RPGs and JRPGs.

Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 1: "So You Want to be a Developer" Part 1

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 3/9
This week, we discuss the skills it takes to be a great developer (with lots of help from the folks at Stack Exchange).

Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 6: "Mass Effect 3 DLC"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 4/11
This week, Mass Effect 3 gives us a chance to talk some more about DLC.

Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 16: "Hard-Boiled"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 7/16
This week, we discuss the AAA industry's trend toward hard-boiling its franchises, and what it means to be "mature".

Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 22: "Perfect Imbalance"

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 8/16
This week, we discuss the benefits of subtle imbalances in games (and welcome our newest team member)!

Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 16: "Hard-Boiled"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 7/16
This week, we discuss the AAA industry's trend toward hard-boiling its franchises, and what it means to be "mature".

Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 13: "ARGs" (part 2)

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 6/25
This week, we conclude our discussion on ARGs, this time with Augmented Reality Games.

Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 12: "ARGs" (part 1)

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 6/22
This week, we begin a two-part discussion on ARGs, starting with Alternate Reality Games.

Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 7: "TransGaming"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 4/19
This week, we try (and fail) to contain our excitement about connected gaming experiences.

Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 5: "Western & Japanese RPGs" Part 3

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 4/5
This week, we conclude our series on Western RPGs and JRPGs.

Extra Credits Season 3, Episode 8: "Cutscenes"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, we discuss the roll (and frequent misuse) of cutscenes in video games.

Extra Credits Season 2, Episode 26: "S.978 and Operation Rainfall"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, we share some of our thoughts on two current(ish) events: the dreaded S.978 bill and Operation Rainfall.

Extra Credits Season 2, Episode 1: "Amnesia and Story Structure"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, we talk a bit about Three Act Structure, In Medias Res and amnesia as a plot device.

Extra Credits Season 1, Episode 21: "Narrative Mechanics"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, we look at a classic arcade game to show how games can express an idea using only their mechanics.

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