The Incomparable Mothership #165 October 28, 2013
Video games “Brothers” and “Gone Home.”

Grieving for My Left Thumb

In this episode we talk about two video games even non-gamers like Jason can enjoy, “Gone Home” and “Brothers.” We ponder what makes a game challenging, and if a game must be challenging to be good. John likes both games, but has a list of grievances. All disagreements will be settled with a duel of ’80s mixtapes at dawn! Plus: What other games are we playing?

Listen to this episode (1 hour, 51 minutes)

Show Notes

Jump to minute 49 if you want to skip the spoilers for “Gone Home.”

Gone Home - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Incomparable #108: Journey: Then We Touched, Then We Sang

A video game beloved by John Siracusa, “Journey” for the PS3, is in the spotlight. We toot the biggest Spoiler Horn of all time — don’t listen if you haven’t played it! — and then talk about what we liked and didn’t like about Thatgamecompany’s desert-and-spoiler epic.

Hypercritical: We Can Remember It for You Wholesale

Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Assassin’s Creed III - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Official Site - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD for Wii U

Grim Fandango - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Journey - Raised on Radio

The girl can’t help it.

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