JJ interviews the novelist Ernest Cline about growing up with video games, and why he mined the geek culture of his youth for “Ready Player One” and “Armada.” Then, JJ talks to Laura Hudson of Offworld and Wired about her review of “Armada” in Slate.
A show about talking about playing a game about playing a broken game. What’s better, the talking or the playing? Plus, the supervising producer of the ‘Tonight Show’ lifts the curtain on Jimmy Fallon’s decadent FIFA aftershow parties.
Have you ever played video games–on your telephone? You will. And the company that will bring it to you? Not AT&T. JJ and Chris review “Lifeline,” a game designed for the Apple Watch, and “Fallout Shelter.” Plus, Chris talks to Cara Ellison, a game designer and critic, about working on “Grand Theft Auto IV” and “Dishonored 2.”
JJ and Chris review Sam Barlow’s FMV murder mystery “Her Story,” as well as “Sunset,” a game from Tale of Tales about being a housekeeper during a South American revolution. SPOILER: JJ did not like it.