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Posted by Amikron

Those are some cool cats.

Posted by sissylion

Zoe Quinn is cool and it is cool that she is on the show and things are cool

Posted by lKennedyl

Butt stuff.

Posted by AMyggen

Really enjoyed this episode!

Edited by BaconGames

Huh, and I was just wondering when the archive was gonna be. Look forward to it!

EDIT: This by the way continues the trend of me having never seen Zoe Quinn without a cat.

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Posted by csl316

I thought this didn't happen!

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Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam

Cats are lame! Zoe isn't! This show was great! Hooray!

Posted by TheManWithNoPlan

Great episode!

Posted by Hassun

Missed today's ep, glad @patrickklepek did not pass out after finishing Dark Souls and forget about this.

Posted by GorillaMoPena

Zoe Quinn is cool and it is cool that she is on the show and things are cool

cool opinion

Posted by hollitz

Yay! Missed it this morning. Zoe Quinn is the bee's knees.

Posted by mrangryface

Man- I was hoping for more of her cat

Edited by Chaser324

This is a totally cool comment section, right guys? Everything is cool.

Cool episode and cool work from all involved.

#StayCool2014.

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Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

Cool. Cool cool cool.

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Posted by Rearmed

Its not up on the feed/pod thingy.

Posted by Generic_username

I liked Depression quest. I broke into tears and started mildly freaking out about halfway through, but I got help after that.

So yeah, Zoe Quinn is cool.

Posted by patrickklepek

@rearmed said:

Its not up on the feed/pod thingy.

It's happening soon.

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Posted by ichthy

You people are nuts. Cats are NOT cool.

Posted by AssInAss

Oooh Zoe's finally in the house! This should be good, thanks for doing this.

Posted by D_W

With super secret special guest, DannyB of video game music fame.

Posted by ajroo

Zoe Quinn impresses me because she took what was a terrible part of her life and turned it into something positive, not only for herself, but for others. Its so easy to take the path of reactive self involvement and use your personal trials as excuses for being a victim. Ms. Quinn seems determined to do what she loves on her terms and work as hard as it takes. Thats extra inspirational in a world were many young people expect so much to be handed to them and depend on those around them to carry their weight the second life becomes a bit trying.

I guarantee Zoe Quinn and I would disagree on much within those taboo topics of religion and politics, but I think she is a great example for young women, or anyone who has an interest in game development. Her ability to use games to help others puts her in a special class of people this world needs more of......

Batman jokes in your Twitter handle are just icing on the cake.

Thanks for having her as a guest Alex and Patrick. I will definitely check out and support her work.

Edited by Phatmac

Love me some Zoe Quinn! :) Also, cats are cool!!

Posted by Fram

@ajroo said:

Zoe Quinn impresses me because she took what was a terrible part of her life and turned it into something positive, not only for herself, but for others. Its so easy to take the path of reactive self involvement and use your personal trials as excuses for being a victim. Ms. Quinn seems determined to do what she loves on her terms and work as hard as it takes. Thats extra inspirational in a world were many young people expect so much to be handed to them and depend on those around them to carry their weight the second life becomes a bit trying.

I guarantee Zoe Quinn and I would disagree on much within those taboo topics of religion and politics, but I think she is a great example for young women, or anyone who has an interest in game development. Her ability to use games to help others puts her in a special class of people this world needs more of......

Batman jokes in your Twitter handle are just icing on the cake.

Thanks for having her as a guest Alex and Patrick. I will definitely check out and support her work.

This. All of this.

Posted by Mikemcn

I feel like purple hair would be hard to maintain.

Edited by scottygrayskull

Should have had a counter for all the hair sweeps.

Very cool! Like just you two but guests are great! I wish I could say I could relate to Depression Quest, but right away it was saying things about a partner and friends trying to help you out, and I just couldn't relate to that.

Posted by Draxyle

Very cool guest! I've been dabbling with videogame development somewhat, but I've been quite overwhelmed in the process; even Unity is a bit too complex for me right now. Twine sounds like a good stepping stone that I might try out.

Edited by BeachThunder

Was the chat purposely disabled?

Anyway, I strongly recommend that people check out Depression Quest. It's not long and it's only slightly painful.

Posted by Ooame

Should have had a counter for all the hair sweeps.

Very cool! Like just you two but guests are great! I wish I could say I could relate to Depression Quest, but right away it was saying things about a partner and friends trying to help you out, and I just couldn't relate to that.

That's because its depression for normal people.

Posted by TheHT

I don't get why some folks insist on being so full of shit. When it comes to interactive digital mediums, there are applications and there are video games. Applications are tools or provide a service, video games provide entertainment.

Depression Quest doesn't let me rip DVDs or monitor my computer for viruses. It's a goddamn video game.

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I just finished Broken Age and found it somewhat disappointing. The art is cool, but I just couldn't get into the main characters. The girl, Vella, is better than the boy in that respect, but still has somewhat of a milquetoast personality. They created a great cartoon/storybook world and the two main characters are the most boring ones in it.

The puzzles are simple to the point of almost being insulting. Moving away from the "use item X on every other item and object until you happen upon the ridiculous solution" puzzles of some 90s adventure games is good, but they kind of went too far in the opposite direction. The game is dangerously close to "click button to see next story beat" so solving the puzzles aren't particularly rewarding on their own and seeing the story play out isn't a much better reward when I don't care about the characters.

On the plus side, in spite of not liking the main characters much, the overarching story is interesting and I do ultimately want to see how it plays out.

I'm sure that to some extent I'm a victim of my own overblown expectations, but even taking that into account, the game still falls far short of the brilliance of either Full Throttle and Grim Fandango and more than anything it mostly just made we want "HD" versions of those games.

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This is the most positive comments section I have ever seen, good work internet!

Good interview guys, heartfelt and difficult to do given the appalling vitriol I was expecting this might pick up. I remember thinking not much of the game starting it a few months back, but got immediately hooked and believe its given me some understanding and empathy of what friends with depression go through.

That's also the best picture for a video on the site - ever.

Posted by crithon

interesting, not quite what I expected, especially the sound effects.

I do think the interview touch on more then I was expecting, like even just patron services and how it could help. Fascinating especially in the times we live in

Posted by StealthRaptor

This was really great. Thanks for putting in some holiday work!

Edited by Rabbykayn

Cats and feminism. The Internet is going to love this one.

Posted by Miyuki

Thanks for working on your holiday guys- really enjoyed the show and Zoe!

Posted by GnolTac

@oueddy said:

This is the most positive comments section I have ever seen, good work internet!

Weeeelll, that's because any comment that's faintly negative is apparently deleted by moderators without warning.

Posted by thatdudeguy

Fantastic show!

Posted by AssInAss

Just finished watching this, warmed my heart and now I feel inspired to write a Twine game about post-9/11 paranoia as a muslim dude XD It was tough hearing the debate of how to make a living off free personal games while having a donate button or service like Patreon just to put food on your table. A good mix of light-hearted and serious discussion, thank you for that.

Having played Depression Quest last year, I went in expecting an exercise in empathy to understand the disorder but then came aware that I was depressed for the last whole year over studies. Helped me a lot, just that awareness. I don't have a significant other, which goes to show how relatable the game is to anyone without needing the specific circumstances. I would definitely like more games about depression or other mental disorders.

Posted by Will_M

AM Bombin's with special guests are quickly becoming my favorite videos on the site.

Posted by Fattony12000

This is a totally cool comment section, right guys? Everything is cool.

Cool episode and cool work from all involved.

#StayCool2014.

#twentycoolteen

Posted by vegetashonor

Great show

Posted by Branthog

Was the chat purposely disabled?

Anyway, I strongly recommend that people check out Depression Quest. It's not long and it's only slightly painful.

It was broken, as is often the case. Patrick posted a message to twitter beforehand about difficulties they were having with chat.

Posted by LiquidPrince

Is Zoe Canadian? One of the phone numbers she uses in her game is a Canadian number that links to Toronto Therapists. Either she is, or she's programmed some sort of thing that checks your IP and gives you the closest Therapist Offices. Although that seems a bit beyond the scope of interactive novel.

Posted by AlexanderSheen

Positive adjective!

Posted by zeekthegeek

Like Zoe quite a bit, following her on twitter was a great decision on my part. Good to see her here!

Edited by Branthog

The more diverse a population, the more it is strengthened. One doesn't have to be particularly invested in issues of gender, race, sexuality or anything else to benefit in some way from the overall diversification of games, gamers, and developers. Further, nobody is breeding-out Bulletstorm games and dicktits quips through the inclusion of these diverse people and ideas. These things are *additive*; not *exclusionary*.

As a straight middle-aged white male two-percenter, I don't personally identify with most of these new games centered around depression or gender issues or obsessive compulsive disorders, though I can try to empathize the same way I would with my queer, depressed, etc friends in real life. Yet I benefit from them.

I like the tone of the messages in this thread. I hope this is the direction the gaming community is slowly heading towards. Hopefully we're starting to understand that people from different walks of life making new types of games are just asking to be heard and included; not trying to take away what you already enjoy.

People like Zoe Quinn, Matt Gilgenbach, Anna Anthropy, David Gallante, (hell, even Phil Fish) and many others make us a stronger organism and should be warmly embraced rather than dismissed or belittled.

PS: I hope Bombin' invites more people like this over time. I would even love to see Anita Sarkeesian as a guest some time (and I really don't personally care much for her or her content - but would love to see her in an unscripted format). This is a terrific way to humanize people in the gaming world and the best way to open up eventual understanding and acceptance of different people is to start seeing them as fellow human beings. This has been true with races, sexual orientations, and religions. It's only so easy to espouse the shit we do about people like Zeo or Anita or countless others in gaming, because we only see disconnected stories about them or the occasional tweet.

I think Patrick and Alex are the people to give a comfortable and compelling platform for such interviews/discussions, if anyone is.

Also, I challenge fellow GBers to kick in a buck a month to Zoe on Patreon, if you share any of my above sentiment: http://www.patreon.com/zoe

Posted by rmanthorp

@gnoltac said:

@oueddy said:

This is the most positive comments section I have ever seen, good work internet!

Weeeelll, that's because any comment that's faintly negative is apparently deleted by moderators without warning.

We delete posts like yours because it's breaks the rule 'Don't be a jerk'

You'll find that people can be negative and constructive but posts like that are unnecessary and don't spark any discussion worth having here. ALSO it's the only comment to be deleted so far... Where is the need?

Stay cool.

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