Escapist Podcast
065: Universal Horror and Writing in Games

The Escapist Staff | 19 Oct 2012 11:30
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This week, we discuss writing in video games and why it's often not very good. Susan also talks about her trip to Universal's Halloween Horror.

The cast this week: Justin Clouse, Susan Arendt, Schuyler Dievendorf and Greg Tito.

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Running Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

00:00 - Sound Check: Noise distractions
04:30 - Mark of the Ninja and being stealthy
09:30 - XCOM: Enemy Unknown, full podcast on XCOM to come later
14:30 - Susan judges game writing competition
19:15 - Why writing in games is generally not great and how that's evolved
35:30 - Susan's trip to Universal Studious
58:50 - What class and alignment are you in real life and in games?
1:12:10 - Dragonlance novels and film, and 80's cartoons
1:20:05 - Magic Mike

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