Vox Republica 137: Award Season

Episode 137

Length: 1:14:03

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DESCRIPTION: It’s award season all over the place, including in the game world. Which, naturally, includes our own – second only to the Oscars, really. To kick that process off, this week Ryan and Erin chat about gaming awards and discuss the nominees for the 2017 Laurels! We also mention a handful of notable games played and an example of gaming news in the real world.



QUICK TOPICS – (22:31):

  • Calling back to that whole idea of gaming not pretending the outside world doesn’t exist, we briefly mention the latest stunt by the Cards Against Humanity crowd, involving Secret Hitler and Congress.
  • No gaming awards would be complete without discussing the Golden Geek awards. We briefly provide our thoughts on the 15 Game of the Year titles and make our predictions on who we think will win.


  • Continuing the talk about gaming awards, our featured topic this episode focuses on the 2016 Laurel nominees. We delve into how each of the games ended up as an archetype nominee and why they fit their category so well. You can check out the full list here.


PLUGS – (1:13:23):


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Audio Credits: Intro music track is “Swing!” by Bargo!, used under Creative Commons license.