Forbes Overworld

Matt Perez and Satchell Drakes dig into the curious and intellectual aspects of video games and the medium's impact on the world. Erik Kain and Paul Tassi discuss the week's relevant video game news and new releases.

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Now For Something Completely Different...Comedy In Games

What's the secret to comedy in video games? That's not the set-up to...What's the secret to comedy in video games? That's not the set-up to a joke, it's an actual question. Satchell Drakes and Matt Perez discuss the difficulties of translating comedy to an interactive medium and speak with William Pugh, the game designer behind The Stanley Parable and Accounting, as well as a GDC speaker on the subject. Also, Erik Kain and Paul Tassi talk about 'Call of Duty: World War 2' and why it's already such a resounding success @ 38:04.   Show More

01:06:39 11/14/2017

Past Episodes

What if instead of watching a film to start a new course in high school, you played a video game? Satchell Drakes and Matt Perez talk about the role video games can play in education and talk to Jared Bauer of the popular YouTube channel, Wisecrack, which offers up a comedic and accessible analysis of literature, film, television and video games. Also on the episode, Paul Tassi and Erik Kain talk 'Super Mario Odyssey' and how Nintendo is dominating 2017 one great release at a time.
01:05:24 11/7/2017
Games tend to go big: Storming the beaches of Normandy, slicing up Orcs on the battlefields of Middle-earth, recruiting a fellowship of galactic civilizations to defend Earth from ancient genocidal machines. So what makes quietly sneaking from one end of a room to the other such a thrill? Satchell Drakes and Matt Perez dissect the science behind the appeal of stealth games with Dmitri Williams, an associate professor of communications at USC, as well as independent game designer Mike Bithell. Also, Erik Kain and Paul Tassi talk the return of Assassin's Creed, which brought with it welcome changes for the long-running franchise.

Podcast hosts:
@Satchel Drakes
@Matt Ryan Perez
@PaulTassi
@erik kain
01:19:16 10/31/2017
What qualifies a video game for graduation to spectator event? Maybe the feeling of infinite hopelessness and misery one feels after losing a match -- just like a traditional sport! Satchell Drakes and Matt Perez explore the question and talk to esports attorney Ryan Morrison about the tens of millions of dollars being invested in Blizzard's risky *new play for an esports league* with its popular yet competitively unproven first-person shooter, Overwatch. Also, Erik Kain and Paul Tassi discuss what works and what doesn't in 'Middle-earth: Shadow of War.'
Podcast URL: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/forbes-overworld/id1286923850?mt=2
Podcast hastag: #Overworld
Host handle:
@SatchellDrakes
@MattRyanPerez
@PaulTassi
@erikkain
01:13:50 10/24/2017
Star Wars. Twin Peaks. Will & Grace. Nostalgia is a booming trend from entertainment to politics. But is that such a good thing? Satchell Drakes and Matt Perez talk about Sonic Mania, the successful throwback to the good old days of a down-on-his-luck blue hedgehog and speak with Dr. Tim Wildschut, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Southampton, to better understand our wistful affection of the past. Also, Erik Kain and Paul Tassi discuss loot boxes, the hot new trend in video game revenue and whether it's something gamers should worry about.
01:17:28 10/17/2017
No, not Survivor: The Interactive Game. The TV show. A phenomenon upon its debut in 2000, Survivor remains a fixture 17 years later due to the imaginative innovations its players bring to the game each season. Satchell Drakes and Matt Perez talk with former player and current podcaster Rob Cesternino about the evolution of the show and how it relates to an enigmatic game design technique known as emergent gameplay. Also, Erik Kain and Paul Tassi talk 2017's biggest sensation, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, a game about sprinting across a field for 15 minutes before a guy in a bush shoots you.
01:05:39 10/10/2017
Rustin Cohle must be a fan of games, because more often than not, time is a flat circle in these digital worlds -- infinite, repetitive, unchanging. Satchell Drakes and Matt Perez talk about the polarizing nature of finite schedules and calendars in games as many criticize the frustrations that time limitations bring, while others find them enticing compared to their otherwise slacker lifestyles (read: Matt).
59:10 10/3/2017
Like everyone else, Satchell and Matt love lightening their wallets during PC game sales yet never end up finishing or even playing their treasure trove of acquisitions. The two discuss the reasons for the phenomenon and speak with Randy Frost, a professor of psychology at Smith College, about hoarding and compulsion. Also, Erik Kain and Paul Tassi talk about the Xbox One X's chance to breakout this holiday season in the face of powerhouse Nintendo Switch.
57:08 9/26/2017
Would the tens of millions of people playing fantasy sports also enjoy "Fire Emblem"? In the first episode of "Overworld" podcast, Matt Perez and Satchell Drakes compare fantasy football and "RuPauls Drag Race" fantasy leagues with turn-based strategy games and talk to Mohawk Games Soren Johnson about getting into the complex game genre. Also, Paul Tassi and Erik Kain weigh in on the newly released "Destiny 2."
01:32:29 9/18/2017

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What's the secret to comedy in video games? That's not the set-up to a joke, it's an actual question. Satchell Drakes and Matt Perez discuss the difficulties of translating comedy to an interactive medium and speak with William Pugh, the game designer behind The Stanley Parable and Accounting, as well as a GDC speaker on the subject. Also, Erik Kain and Paul Tassi talk about 'Call of Duty: World War 2' and why it's already such a resounding success @ 38:04.
01:06:39 11/14/2017
What if instead of watching a film to start a new course in high school, you played a video game? Satchell Drakes and Matt Perez talk about the role video games can play in education and talk to Jared Bauer of the popular YouTube channel, Wisecrack, which offers up a comedic and accessible analysis of literature, film, television and video games. Also on the episode, Paul Tassi and Erik Kain talk 'Super Mario Odyssey' and how Nintendo is dominating 2017 one great release at a time.
01:05:24 11/7/2017
Games tend to go big: Storming the beaches of Normandy, slicing up Orcs on the battlefields of Middle-earth, recruiting a fellowship of galactic civilizations to defend Earth from ancient genocidal machines. So what makes quietly sneaking from one end of a room to the other such a thrill? Satchell Drakes and Matt Perez dissect the science behind the appeal of stealth games with Dmitri Williams, an associate professor of communications at USC, as well as independent game designer Mike Bithell. Also, Erik Kain and Paul Tassi talk the return of Assassin's Creed, which brought with it welcome changes for the long-running franchise.

Podcast hosts:
@Satchel Drakes
@Matt Ryan Perez
@PaulTassi
@erik kain
01:19:16 10/31/2017
What qualifies a video game for graduation to spectator event? Maybe the feeling of infinite hopelessness and misery one feels after losing a match -- just like a traditional sport! Satchell Drakes and Matt Perez explore the question and talk to esports attorney Ryan Morrison about the tens of millions of dollars being invested in Blizzard's risky *new play for an esports league* with its popular yet competitively unproven first-person shooter, Overwatch. Also, Erik Kain and Paul Tassi discuss what works and what doesn't in 'Middle-earth: Shadow of War.'
Podcast URL: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/forbes-overworld/id1286923850?mt=2
Podcast hastag: #Overworld
Host handle:
@SatchellDrakes
@MattRyanPerez
@PaulTassi
@erikkain
01:13:50 10/24/2017
Star Wars. Twin Peaks. Will & Grace. Nostalgia is a booming trend from entertainment to politics. But is that such a good thing? Satchell Drakes and Matt Perez talk about Sonic Mania, the successful throwback to the good old days of a down-on-his-luck blue hedgehog and speak with Dr. Tim Wildschut, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Southampton, to better understand our wistful affection of the past. Also, Erik Kain and Paul Tassi discuss loot boxes, the hot new trend in video game revenue and whether it's something gamers should worry about.
01:17:28 10/17/2017

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