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Posts tagged “Skyrim

Rescue the Princess! – #0034! Pacing in Video Games!

After a long period of podcast inactivity, RtP! is back with a themed cast. Today we discuss how pacing effects storytelling in video games.

Games discussed: Panzer Dragoon, Metal Gear Solid, Uncharted, Skyrim, Modern Warfare, Half Life, God of War, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Silent Hill, Suikoden, Mass Effect, Persona, Final Fantasy, Gone Home, Myst, Zelda, The Witcher, Resident Evil, Journey


Rescue the Princess! – #0018! The Open World Game

It’s podcast #18 and RtP! has gathered together to discuss the concept of open world video games and how storytelling can work (or not) within them. Youtube video is audio only with pictures. Download MP3 below!

Games discussed, no real spoilers:

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Grand Theft Auto IV
Red Dead Redemption
L.A. Noire
Batman: Arkham City
Fallout 3
Persona 4

Download audio only version HERE!


Rescue the Princess! – #0017! Game Story of the Year Awards!

Rescue the Princess! is kicking off the awards season by announcing the best video game stories of last year! And it’s a SPOILER FREE podcast. Did your favorites make it on to the list? Tune in to find out! Hosted by Lost Link and Seagz.

Opening music jacked from “8-bit Escape from L.A. Theme”. Oscarly edited by Lost Link.


The Best Video Game Stories of 2011 by Lost Link

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2011 was a good year for video games with a lot of big releases during the last quarter. I haven’t even been able to start a few that I wanted to play (thanks Skyrim!). Unlike one of my notorious accomplices b-rock, I try to dedicate my time to a single gaming experience before moving on to the next. I feel more immersed and focused on the game’s story and characters. That, or my memory won’t allow me to save multiple princesses at once. But as the year is up I must pause and reflect upon the games that have stood out among the crowd and captured my imagination.

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Musings of Mudora VII: Through the Portal

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When I turned on my computer in the morning (by pressing the power button, waiting, and double clicking on the internet shortcut) I left the room and made a delicious cinnamon raisin bagel with cream-cheese, ate said bagel, cleaned up, took a shower and then returned to my room. Google had just finished loading its homepage icon. Such was my morning routine when dealing with a computer that takes half an hour to turn on and load the internet.

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