Tuesday, April 5, 2022

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #422 – PS Plus News, Anime Talk, Vampire Survivors, and Jonathan Talks About Save Mechanics in Video Games

It’s time for another episode of The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman, a weekly audio show that explores the worlds of film, television, and video games. You can subscribe for free in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.

It’s a stuff-heavy episode this week as Sean and Jonathan talk about the latest Genshin Impact update, talk about anime they’ve been watching – including the news that Attack on Titan is continuing its ‘Final Season’ to a third and actually final part next year – and discuss the news that PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now will soon be combining into three separate, confusingly-named tiers, the upside of which is finally getting backwards compatible games on PS5. Sean also sings the praises of indie sensation Vampire Survivors on PC, and Jonathan shares a talk he gave at this year’s Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference on how save mechanics in video games can be used to enhance player immersion. It’s academic, but hopefully of interest to podcast listeners. 




Time Chart:

Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:07:00

Attack on Titan (no spoilers): 0:07:00 – 0:12:31

Genshin Impact: 0:12:31 – 0:24:20

Little Witch Academia: 0:24:20 – 0:47:30

Vampire Survivors: 0:47:30 – 0:58:58

PS Plus News: 0:58:58 – 1:22:08

Jonathan Talks Save Mechanics in Games: 1:22:08 – 1:47:23 


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