Are you playing as yourself when you play video games?


When playing a video game, how are you embodying the character onscreen? Are you playing as yourself and making decisions based on how you think you'd act in a given situation, or are you acting as the character as it's written for you?

Maybe the answer is that it's a combination of both, or maybe it's something else entirely.

Join John and Stace as they discuss this and figure out how they themselves play games and how that impacts their interpretations.


Gaming: The Podcast is released every Tuesday and is brought to you by Indie By Design, creators of books and podcasts that delve into the history, culture and design of video games.

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