Streaming the Past: Halloween Bone-Anza!

October 31, 2018By Dr. RandomStreaming the Past
Watch VALUE's Special Halloween Bone-anza! We are joined by Jessica Palmer and Hayley Mickleburgh, two people you absolutely want at your side in the coming zombie apocalypse. Why? They know more about the anatomy of dead bodies than any soul alive or undead! In this yearly Halloween edition of Streaming the Past, we play a [...]

Games We Dig — Holedown

October 22, 2018By Dr. RandomBlog Posts, Games We Dig
During TIPC2, Mata Haggis-Burridge discussed how games have relatively few verbs available that allow us to interact with the past. This made me think... We shoot, we maim, we strategize, we “press X to pay Respects”, but only rarely do we dig. Which is a pity, because digging can be a lot of fun! Case [...]

Culture Arcade Sneak Preview: Mulaka

August 15, 2018By Dr. RandomBlog Posts
The Culture Arcade is coming soon, with a ton of great games on display! Can't wait? Why not watch  Megalithic, Caeda and Dr. Random play through and discuss the first two hours of Mulaka, a 3D action-adventure game based on the rich indigenous culture of the Tarahumara Explore the cosmological landscape of northern Mexico Megalithic [...]

Streaming the Past: One More Turn 9

July 25, 2018By Dr. RandomBlog Posts, Streaming the Past
Watch Episode 9 of the VALUE  "One More Turn" series, in which Dr. Random and Ymir play Civilization VI and discuss the game and its relation to world history, as well as anything else that comes to mind really. Trigger warning for academics talking, punning, “strategizing”, and spouting left-leaning opinions. Episode 9: Stay Calm and [...]

Streaming the Past: One More Turn 8

July 16, 2018By Dr. RandomBlog Posts, Streaming the Past
Watch Episode 8 of the VALUE  "One More Turn" series, in which Dr. Random and Ymir play Civilization VI and discuss the game and its relation to world history, as well as anything else that comes to mind really. Trigger warning for academics talking, punning, “strategizing”, and spouting left-leaning opinions. Episode 8: A Revolution Without [...]

Games We Dig – Skyrim

July 7, 2017By Dr. RandomBlog Posts, Games We Dig, Kickstarter
Skyrim.... It seems ages ago that Bethesda published the last entry in its epic Elder Scrolls Series. I played the game quite a lot when it first came out, but then a PhD thesis had to happen and I never revisited its cold mountains, barren shores, and Viking-boutique towns. Since then, many E3s have come and gone [...]