Mar 23, 2020 • 54M

E2 Hypnospace Outlaw

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Pixel Vision
Video game commentary and analysis, fresh from the screen, from hosts Ben Garman and Tao Sharma
Episode details

The podcast gets a name. Ben and Tao run through the ups and downs of moderating a 90s era cyber space in the sci-fi web simulator, Hypnospace Outlaw. Topics include the early internet, nostalgia, when puzzles become too puzzling, minigames, microtransactions and pseudo-currencies, music genres, and the limits of satire. Spoilers from half way through, clearly delimited.

Content Warning: PEGI 12. Bad language. Hacking, piracy and heavy censorship.


Audio extracts:

  • Papers, Please

  • Halt and Catch Fire

  • Satellite Anthem by Barnaby’s Chair (aka Dan Warren)