Today’s episode is about The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. We touch on motifs, themes, and our overall impressions.

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Spoilers inbound!

 

What do you think? Did you like Ocean? Tweet us about it @hardcoverradio!

 

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Video games! There’s a reason we play them, and a lot of it has to do with story…

 

This episode focuses mostly on Overwatch and RiME (but we talk about other games too!)

 

Our friend, Steve Saylor – who’s been a guest on Hardcover – is legally blind, and this is his experience with VR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBMVZJLwgQo

 

Today’s harmonica segment: what’s your favourite video game and why? (Or what’s your favourite game for each console?) Tweet us about it @hardcoverradio!

 

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We’re thrilled to be interviewing Vancouver poet Johnny MacRae!

 

You can find Johnny on Facebook, Twitter, or on his website!

 

Check out his spoken word featured in Mouth Music on bandcamp!

 

This week’s harmonica segment: send us your best spoonerism poem @hardcoverradio!

 

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This week, we’re discussing a video game franchise that has made a huge impact on popular culture: The Legend of Zelda!

 

Breath of the Wild, the newest game in the series, is one of the highest rated video games by critics and players alike!

 

Tweet us your favourite Zelda game or experience @hardcoverradio!

 

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This week we’re talking about documentaries and the stories they tell!

 

BBC’s two Planet Earth series, produced ten years apart, give us an insight as to what makes our life-covered world so awe-inspiring – and why it’s important to take care of it.

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From bands to dinosaurs, documentaries cover a wide range of subjects. What are some of your favourites? Tweet them to us @hardcoverradio

 

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Here’s part two of our series on video games!

We know games use words to advance stories, plotlines, and to help immerse characters into the world that surrounds them. We look into a classic that told your story. A classic that we all died of dyssentery from. Of course, that game is Oregon Trail.

 

People still love that game because of its nostalgic factor. We examine nostalgia and how that affects our game experience. Is Oregon Trail really that good? Which Tomb Raider is better? Do we side with Ratchet & Clank for the PS2 or the re-make for the PS4?

We also cover heavily story based games, and focus on Oxenfree. Peter’s currently playing through Oxenfree on his Youtube channel. Link below!

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So what do you think? Weigh in here or on Twitter @hardcoverradio

Today we’re talking about storytelling in a few current and established video games!

 

Fallout 3 is a RPG involving 1950s aesthetic and themes in a post-apocalyptic American wasteland.

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Fallout 4 is coming soon!

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The Stanley Parable is game of one part frustrating and one part hilarious! Click on the red door to watch a trailer!

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(Did you do it? If so, read A. If not, read B:

A: You watched the trailer, like I said. Very good. I can see we are going to get along splendidly. You can move on to the next paragraph.

B: You like to march to the beat of your own drum. But trust me, it’ll be a lot better if you click on the red door. Let’s try this again. Ahem! Click on the red door to watch the trailer.)

Ad infinitum 🙂

 

 

It’s a hard life, being the good Sith…

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Star Wars: The Old Republic was developed by a Canadian branch of BioWare!

 

 

Check out the awesome song lists in Grand Theft Auto!

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Playing the Game of Thrones Tell Tale Game. Kneel to the Lannisters? Or not? What do you choose?

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A round of Gwent, anyone?

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The hear more of ANALOG’s music, check out their Facebook page!

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What game are you really good at? Tweet it to us @hardcoverradio! And, as always, thanks for listening!