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Minigame is a bite-sized dive into why we love video game stories. Twice a month, Michael Farris explores how video games are... more

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Introducing the Minigame Jukebox

This season on Minigame, Michael is setting out to explore how music plays a central role in video game storytelling.... more

11 Oct 2021 · 5 minutes
Is Cyberpunk 2077 Truly Cyberpunk?

CyberPunk 2077 has already been the target of many criticisms, mostly related to technical issues and other design problems. But... more

02 May 2021 · 5 minutes
The Unintentional Politics of Simulation Games

It's understandable to want videogames to avoid political discussion, but since games are art, politics are inevitable. Despite their apolitical... more

28 Mar 2021 · 5 minutes
Creating Your Brain in 'Disco Elysium'

Most RPG's allow you to create your character based only on their stats, but what if there was a game... more

28 Feb 2021 · 7 minutes
Adrift in the Afterlife of "Summerland" - An Interview With Developer Conner Rush

Conner Rush of Fyre Games joins us to discuss game development, becoming an overnight success on TikTok, and his new... more

24 Jan 2021 · 24 minutes
Halo, Destiny, and The Role of Lore

The stories of Halo and Destiny can be confusing. In this episode of Minigame, Michael (@farristhewheel) tries to unpack not... more

18 Oct 2020 · 7 minutes
The Small Vastness of the World of ‘Hitman’

It’s easy to get burned out by the size of many open world games. Especially if it’s just for show.... more

20 Sep 2020 · 9 minutes
Time Flies By on The Last Express

The Last Express is a game all about running against the clock in a period of history that feels like... more

30 Aug 2020 · 6 minutes
Do You Own Your Humanity in The Outer Worlds?

In The Outer Worlds everything has a cost. From womb to tomb, your life is dictated by the big business... more

03 Aug 2020 · 7 minutes
How Morrowind Is A Better Adventure Than Skyrim

Skyrim is undoubtedly one of the most played games of all time, but in this episode, Michael goes on an... more

05 Jul 2020 · 7 minutes
Introducing the Minigame Jukebox