Video Games

Story Break #67: Kingdom Hearts

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I can't believe we are attempting the insane JRPG/Disney mashup that is Kingdom Hearts. Also, enjoy our new segment "Matt Explains Things to Moms!"

Story Break #64: Waluigi

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Wahhh! It's Luigi's... brother? Alter ego? Frenemy? Wahhh!

Story Break #60: Fortnite

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We somehow make sense of the raw insanity of the world's most popular video game Fortnite! Everyone and their mother plays this game so I guess we should definitely do a podcast episode on this huh? Gotta get them clicks!

Story Break #52: Carmen Sandiego ft. Elyse Willems

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The team is joined by Elyse Willems to discuss the most important question: where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?

Story Break #49: Kirby ft. Ashly Burch

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This week the team is joined by voice-actress-extraordinaire Ashly Burch to break the story behind the everyone's favorite living vacuum cleaner, Kirby!

Adam Ruins Everything Episode 47: Rachel Weil on Femicom and the Value of Preserving Classic 'Girl' Video Games

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Do you remember all of those video games that were made for girls back in the 90s? Well they're not being archived the same way that stereotypical boy games are being preserved. They don't have value in the gaming community and many of these games are being forgotten even though they were just as creative and innovative for the industry. Our guest Rachel Weil is trying to change that by preserving these 'girl' games by going around the world and collecting these games and talking to the people who made them. She is a software developer for Microsoft and the founder of the Femicom Museum, a hybrid physical/digital museum and archive dedicated to the preservation and reimagination of femininity, girlhood, and the aesthetics of cute within twentieth-century video games, computing, and electronic toys. Rachel did not appear on the Adam Ruins Everything TV show but her work reminded us of the themes we explored in our Adam Ruins Summer Fun episode. And since we're in the off-season of the TV show, we'll be inviting more guests onto the podcast whose work relates to themes we explored on the TV show or who are doing fascinating work or research that's worth discussing anyway. On the podcast Adam and Rachel had a lively discussion about gender expectations, the negative effects of marketing towards girls and boys, their favorite classic games and even their favorite savory breakfasts.

Adam is on Twitter @AdamConover and you can find past episodes and bonus content from the TruTV show at AdamRuinsEverything.com.

Produced by Shara Morris for MaximumFun.org

Story Break Episode 46: Stardew Valley: Monster Hunter

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After getting a split-result on a poll, the team blends the story of two of today's hottest games: Stardew Valley and Monster Hunter: World!

Story Break #43: Mario

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Alex Lemley

The team is joined by the creator of @SuperMarioFact, Alex Lemley, to break the potential story behind the upcoming Mario movie!

Story Break Episode 41: Duke Nukem

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This week the team attempts to break the story of gaming's beefiest boy: Duke Nukem!

Story Break Episode 34: Contra

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This week the team attempts to break the story of the game that has been known to "break" lesser players.

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