Waffling Around Games Ep. 4 – Analogue: A Hate Story

I’ve been meaning to play all of Christine Love’s games (many of which are available for free) for the longest time. There are so many indie games out there that I look at my Steam library, and just decide to play more Dragon Age instead. Tim and Seth from Acagameia finally convinced me to play Analogue: A Hate Story, and what follows is my favorite podcast to date.

Some salient points:

  1. A mediation on the nature of hate
  2. The gamer as historian and historical regression
  3. Why changing character’s outfits is rude
  4. Cheerful misogyny
  5. Meta-gaming  (or why I can’t get 100% achievements on some of Christine Love’s games)

It wouldn’t be stretching it too far to call this particular podcast an ode to Chrine Love’s mysterious and intriguing games. I definitely downloaded all the rest I could get my hands on after this. Listen, enjoy, and perhaps take a moment to look at Team Acagameia’s Extra Life Page – it’s a gaming charity for kids. DO IT FOR THE KIDS!

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