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Aug 4, 2022

In this episode Gino, Em, and Braden "ArbitraryWater" -REDACTED- discuss the concept of Game Juice. We cover what this game design term means, how games juice up their key mechanics, and why developers obsess about this concept. If you've been wondering what we've been talking about when we've referenced Game Juice in...


Jul 28, 2022

In this episode Em, Jeff Rud, Chris "ZombiePie" -REDACTED-, and Braden "ArbitraryWater" -REDACTED- use the Wheel of Topics to pick a fun mix of subjects to talk about! What will they discuss? Nobody knows!

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Jul 21, 2022

With a sincere thank you to our Patreon backers and all of those listening around the world,
the Deep End Crew is joined by Gino Grieco in the miserable task of playing and ranking Akitoshi
Kawazu's alleged video game. For a work of art such as this, only the strongest of oaths will suffice.

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Jul 14, 2022

In this episode Gino, Pete, Em, and special guess Noelle Grieco discuss Prison Architect. We discuss the game's indifference to the moral implications of the prison system, its simultaneously too cynical and too sanitized version of prison, and its upsetting tone. We also get some perspectives from someone who worked in...


Jul 7, 2022

Are Zelda games role playing games? Maybe? Who cares? But Zelda II is absolutely an RPG, and by golly a generous Patron
saw fit to nominate it to the slush pile so here we go! Can Miyamoto and Company outshine their grindy competition? Can
three grown men manage to get past Death Mountain? And just what is up with the...