We review ‘Firewatch,’ the new video game from Campo Santo, without spoilers. Then (at 20:22), Chris talks to Leigh Alexander, the former editor-in-chief of Boing Boing’s Offworld, about why she is quitting writing about video games, why the culture’s collective amnesia about video games is harmful to the medium, and whether the sexism in video games is worse than the sexism in movies and television. 

NEXT WEEK, WE HOPE:

“XCOM 2” and “The Witness”

SHOW NOTES:

Boing Boing’s Offworld

Leigh Alexander’s Gamasutra essay, “‘Gamers’ don’t have to be your audience. ‘Gamers’ are over.”

Leigh Alexander’s Vice essay, “The Final Word on ‘The Phantom Pain,’ a Video Game About Video Games”

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