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Episode 20 – Spoiler Alert: You’re the Chosen One

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All this and he wants aiming, too.
All this and he wants aiming, too.

It’s Two-Topic Tuesday! First, Paul somewhat reluctantly shares his initial findings from Dragon Age: Inquisition after only 20 hours of play. Thanks, ridiculous expectations of games journalism! Then Mary dives into the Wiseman and Burch study of teenage gamers that reveals that our tireless efforts to recruit junior social justice warriors is finally showing concrete results. It’s lovely when science tells us something we want to hear and holds up to skepticism.

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Guys Are Bad At Pretending To Be Girls

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I find the sociology and psychology of what kinds of characters people choose to play in RPG video games endlessly fascinating: do you prefer to do ranged damage or melee? Play male or female? Be attractive or ugly? Play as you are or how you wish you were? I want to read all the studies on all these things! So I found this to be very interesting:

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