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Writing Tickets and Solving Crimes in Beat Cop

Zach Carpenter takes a look at 80s cop drama inspired Beat Cop - a game about crimes, murder and not taking itself too seriously.

Free Play 49 | The Lost Episode of Horpens and Bread Slime

Bubba, Matt, and Kate are out this week so we treat you, to an unreleased episode with Justin Bowers, a dark tale of Horpens, and bread slime.

Humans of Gaming 148 | Dr. Karen Schrier on Using Games for Solving Problems and Change

Dr. Karen Schrier talks about ability to tell gripping stories and effectively communicate ideas in a different medium and playing games before it was cool.

The Endgame of Iron Man—A Marvel Character Study

In the countdown toward Avengers: Endgame, we look at the tumultuous history of Iron Man and the power and hubris of his self-reliance.

Why Does Cosplay Matter?

The Price of Love in the How to Train Your Dragon Trilogy

In exploring the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy, Joey Thurmond is reminded of his grandfather and the legacy he left behind: with love comes sacrifice

Reflections on Holy Week

How Nostalgia Helps Us—And How it Hurts Us, Too

Joey takes a look at how nostalgia can add to our lives and benefit the films, games, and shows we love—and how it can likewise be a hindrance.

Free Play Podcast 48 | 90’s Nostalgia

The 90’s were a seriously tubular time in history when games shaped the way we interact with the media came were made and we talk about that this week.

“Clever Girl:” Why Jurassic Park Is Wrong about Women

A few weeks ago, this tweet showed up in my feed and I—being the obsessive fanatic that I am—wanted to dissect the film from this point of view. What kind of women are the women of Jurassic Park, dinosaur and human?