This isn’t really a full post but I’d just like to wish everyone a Happy Halloween(!) and post a pair of podcasts we recorded on the TitanCast for the spooky season. We did a deep dive on the Kenji Eno/WARP breakout horror adventure game, D, as well as a lengthy chat about Funcom’s Casper. My friends Derek and Roberto joined us for each of those, respectively.
Check ’em out (both the games and the podcasts)!
Read More Let’s Get Spooky!
So what’s up with the economics of this whole thing? How do Pokémon Centers — which ostensibly provide trainers with full medical services to heal their injured Pokémon for free — manage to stay solvent? Assuming they’re funded by some sort of public and/or non-profit subsidies, just how does that structure work? Who pays for it? How do its policies inform how medical services are rendered? And how are providers incentivized to administer that care? In other words: Is Joy really a sociopath or is she merely adhering to the rulebook propagated by a broken Pokécare system?
Read More The Joys of Pokénomics and Quandaries of the Pokécare Industrial Complex