This week, we discuss why gaming companies go through crunch time, and what could be done to treat game industry employees better. We also share what games make us emotional.
The cast this week: Paul Goodman, Justin Clouse, Susan Arendt and Greg Tito.
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Running Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
00:00 - Sound Check: Glasses, contacts and laser eye surgery
03:40 - Introductions and Art Appreciation
12:21 - Games as Art
22:51 - Crunch in the Game Industry: why it happens, what can be done to avoid it and is it necessary?
1:08:00 - What games make you cry or be emotional?
1:26:59 - Is XCOM similar to Fire Emblem?
Music curtesty of OCRemix - Sam Dillard - Super Metroid 'Into the Green World'