Episode 11 – The Talking Dead

December 28th, 2012 | Posted by Eric Swain in Critical Distance Confab:

And here it is. After much loss of sleep and sanity the 2012 end of year podcast has finally arrived. After last year’s hopefulness of things being better, on one front 2012 proved to be an even worse year than its predecessor. And on the other hand, proved to be one of the best years in gaming. Those of us willing to brave the recording hours tackled it all.

The first three parts deal with the events and controversies in the gaming community. The third one was a trigger warning for the entire thing. Then in the last four we talk games from Katawa Shoujo to Far Cry 3.


Eric Swain: The Game Critique

Kris Ligman: Dire Critic

Alan Williamson: Five out of Ten

Ian Miles Cheong: Gameranx


38 Studios Downfall: The Gamasutra Report

Lost Humanity 18: A Table of Doritos

Game Theory

Why are we still so bad at talking about video games?

Killing is Harmless

Five out of Ten Magazine

Take This Project

Image Based Harassment and Visual Misogyny

#1 Reason Why

Part 1: Direct Download

Part 2: Direct Download

Part 3: Direct Download

Part 4: Direct Download

Part 5: Direct Download

Part 6: Direct Download

Part 7: Direct Download

Opening theme: ‘Close’ by The Alpha Conspiracy

Closing Theme: ‘Wishing Never’ by The Alpha Conspiracy

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3 Responses

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  • Alex says:

    Really enjoy your stuff!

    I do have one comment to make however. While I think you are probably right that some people were upset at ME3′s ending because Shepard died, I, and a large number of others, were upset with it because the story simply made no sense. Of course, that, is still no reason to try to get something to be redone.

    Anyway, just thought I would put in my 2 cents on that, keep up the good work!

    • Alan says:


      Congratulations for listening to the whole podcast!

      Did I say people were upset because Shepard died? Because I totally agree with you that it was the nonsensical ending that really wound people up.

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