Who Shot Alison Rapp? Plus ‘Life Is Strange’ & ‘Witcher 3’

Kotaku reporter Patrick Klepek talks with Chris and JJ about his reporting on Alison Rapp, a Nintendo employee who was fired for moonlighting, according to the company. Rapp also was the target of a sustained campaign of online harassment. Was she a victim of the video-game culture wars?

Then (at 28:51), we have a spoiler-y discussion of Episode 3 of “Life Is Strange,” followed by a toe-dip (at 39:26) into our progress in “The Witcher 3.”

More ‘The Witcher 3’ & Listener Mail

We continue our serial review of “The Witcher 3,” and then answer a batch of listener mail. Topics include: Why it might be unwise to play the Bloody Baron quest right after “That Dragon, Cancer”; what Geralt of Rivia has in common with Beyoncé; and why we have yet to review a Nintendo game.

‘Witcher 3’ & ‘Hearthstone’

Happy New Year! It’s time to clear out your 2015 backlog before Jonathan Blow’s “The Witness” arrives near the end of the month. We’re tackling “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.” Then, Chris talks to New York magazine editor and former Gawker editor-in-chief Max Read about “Hearthstone.”