Month: October 2013

Abnormal Mapping Episode 1!

Welcome to the first episode of Abnormal Mapping, a new monthly podcast about video games! We’re not games press, so we’re not going to be talking about new releases or industry news, but instead looking at specific games with a critical eye. This means that we’ll be freely talking spoilers for any of the games listed in the description, rather than discussing them in a review context.

This week we’re talking about DmC — Ninja Theory’s 2013 reboot of the franchise — how it mechanically relates to other games of the genre, the roles and limits of narrative within Ninja Theory’s games, and the importance of art and animation. Also: our personal relationship with video games over the years, and we invite our friend Callum (@CallumPetch) over to argue about the effectiveness of Gunpoint.

We hope you enjoy, and come back next month for the second edition of Abnormal Mapping – Pokemon X and Y.

Abnormal Mapping is: host Matthew Marko (@litrock on Twitter) and co-host Jackson Tyler (@Tylea002 on Twitter).

To download the episode instead of streaming it, right click HERE. Sorry, no iTunes yet. We’re very new.

games for this month
Gunpoint
DmC: Devil May Cry

Theme music – Blown Away by Kevin MacLeod

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Abnormal Mapping Is Here!

Hello everybody, and welcome to Abnormal Mapping. We’re a two-man podcast about video games, from two dudes who spend too much time thinking about and talking about video games. Unlike most websites, we have no desire to review games or bring you news and impressions. Instead, this is going to a straight delivery mechanism for both our podcast, random game reblogs, and maybe (just maybe) some long form writing.

Enjoy! And feel free to leave feedback in the ask box. We’re new, and happy to respond to any questions or feedback.