Philosophy Jerks

Ep. 2 – “Video Games”

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Welcome to episode two! In the first segment, Brian and Josh discuss a brief history of the video game industry; from it’s hacker beginnings through to the console wars of the ’90s, and up to modern day virtual reality. While covering the history of video games, the guys take pause during each ‘era’ to talk about the controversy that surrounded them. From video game violence, to MMO addiction, no stone is left unturned.

During the second segment the big questions are asked; ‘Are video games art?’ , ‘What kind of art are they?’ , and ‘Why is it important that video games be considered art?’

All this and more!

 

Beer Review

Midus Touch

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

IBU: 12

http://www.dogfish.com/brews-spirits/the-brews/year-round-brews/midas-touch.htm

 

 

 

Notes
This sweet yet dry beer is made with ingredients found in 2,700-year-old drinking vessels from the tomb of King Midas. Somewhere between wine and mead, Midas will please the chardonnay and beer drinker alike.

Review

Brian: Thumbs Up

Josh: Thumbs Up

 


 

Footnotes

Roger Ebert – Video Games Can Never Be Art

http://www.rogerebert.com/rogers-journal/video-games-can-never-be-art

 

Video Games in the Musume of Modern Art out of New York

http://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/2012/11/29/video-games-14-in-the-collection-for-starters

 


 

Music Review

Elena Daskalaki – El Scorcho (Weezer Cover)

 

Trey Anastasio Band – Clint Eastwood (Gorillaz Cover)

 

Cory Johnson – Towns I (Hello World) –  http://www.cory.fm

 


 

 

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Nostalgic Critic – Are Video Games Art?

 

Rise of the Video Game

 

Game Theory: Are Gamers Killing Video Games?