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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.

Extra Credits Season 1, Episode 20: "Sexual Diversity"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, we study a character from Persona 4 to demonstrate the benefits of sexual diversity in games.

Extra Credits Season 1, Episode 19: "Sex in Games"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, we talk about the troubled relationship between Sex and Video Games.

Extra Credits Season 1, Episode 18: "The Skinner Box"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, we talk about Operant Conditioning, and its unfortunate overuse in modern game design.

Extra Credits Season 1, Episode 17: "Easy Games"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, we talk about why games have been getting less challenging lately.

Extra Credits Season 1, Episode 16: "So You Want to Be a Game Designer"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, we talk about what it takes to be a great game designer.

Extra Credits Season 1, Episode 15: "Facing Controversy"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, talk about standing up for our medium.

Extra Credits Season 1 Episode 14: "Symbolism 101"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
For Halloween, we explore the use of symbols and psychology in horror games.

Extra Credits Season 1 Episode 13: "Mailbag #1"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, we answer some of the most popular questions in our inbox.

Extra Credits Season 1 Episode 12: "Diversity"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, we look at the lack of diversity in video games (and hint at numerous episode topics to come).

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.

Extra Credits Season 1, Episode 20: "Sexual Diversity"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, we study a character from Persona 4 to demonstrate the benefits of sexual diversity in games.

Extra Credits Season 1, Episode 19: "Sex in Games"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, we talk about the troubled relationship between Sex and Video Games.

Extra Credits Season 1, Episode 18: "The Skinner Box"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, we talk about Operant Conditioning, and its unfortunate overuse in modern game design.

Extra Credits Season 1, Episode 17: "Easy Games"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, we talk about why games have been getting less challenging lately.

Extra Credits Season 1, Episode 16: "So You Want to Be a Game Designer"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, we talk about what it takes to be a great game designer.

Extra Credits Season 1, Episode 15: "Facing Controversy"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, talk about standing up for our medium.

Extra Credits Season 1 Episode 14: "Symbolism 101"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
For Halloween, we explore the use of symbols and psychology in horror games.

Extra Credits Season 1 Episode 13: "Mailbag #1"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, we answer some of the most popular questions in our inbox.

Extra Credits Season 1 Episode 12: "Diversity"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, we look at the lack of diversity in video games (and hint at numerous episode topics to come).

Extra Credits Season 2, Episode 21: "The Role of the Player"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, we get into a little bit of video game theory, discussing the creative contribution of the player to a game.

Extra Credits Season 2, Episode 20: "Our Oscars"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, we talk about the need for video games to have their own "Oscars", and what that show might look like.

Extra Credits Season 2, Episode 19: "Anonymous"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, we take a quick break from all the games talk to discuss Anonymous, and whether or not they were actually behind the PSN outage.

Extra Credits Season 2, Episode 18: "NOT a Security Episode

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
Now that the whole PSN mess is (mostly) wrapped up, we discuss the changing relationship between corporation and consumer, and the trust that relationship is going to require.

Extra Credits Season 2, Episode 16: "Graphics vs. Aesthetics"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, we discuss the important difference between the often-confused "graphics" and "aesthetics."

Extra Credits Season 2, Episode 10: "Gamification"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, we talk about the ways game systems are starting to be applied to real life, and what this means for the future. Also, we are joined by our first guest artist!

Extra Credits Season 2, Episode 8: "Tutorials 101"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, as promised, we take a closer look at how to build a good tutorial.

Extra Credits Season 2, Episode 7: "True Female Characters"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, we look at what it takes to write a great female game character.

Extra Credits Season 2, Episode 6: "Ludus Florentis"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, we try our best to describe a big upcoming change in the world of video games, as well as what's causing it.

Extra Credits Season 2, Episode 5: "An Open Letter to EA Marketing"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, we turn a critical eye to some of EA's worst recent marketing campaigns.

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.

Extra Credits Season 1, Episode 20: "Sexual Diversity"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, we study a character from Persona 4 to demonstrate the benefits of sexual diversity in games.

Extra Credits Season 1, Episode 19: "Sex in Games"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, we talk about the troubled relationship between Sex and Video Games.

Extra Credits Season 1, Episode 18: "The Skinner Box"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, we talk about Operant Conditioning, and its unfortunate overuse in modern game design.

Extra Credits Season 1, Episode 17: "Easy Games"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, we talk about why games have been getting less challenging lately.

Extra Credits Season 1, Episode 16: "So You Want to Be a Game Designer"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, we talk about what it takes to be a great game designer.

Extra Credits Season 1, Episode 15: "Facing Controversy"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, talk about standing up for our medium.

Extra Credits Season 1 Episode 14: "Symbolism 101"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
For Halloween, we explore the use of symbols and psychology in horror games.

Extra Credits Season 1 Episode 13: "Mailbag #1"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, we answer some of the most popular questions in our inbox.

Extra Credits Season 1 Episode 12: "Diversity"

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 2/12
This week, we look at the lack of diversity in video games (and hint at numerous episode topics to come).