Essays & Espresso Podcast
Essays & Espresso Podcast Special: Avatar: Yu-Gi-Oh! Season 0

Essays & Espresso Podcast Special: Avatar: Yu-Gi-Oh! Season 0

October 17, 2021

Three analytical Youtubers pose themselves open essay questions about games, shows, movies and entertainment media in general.

The essay question today: Nothing, we just talk about Season 0 of Yu-Gi-Oh!

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Your hosts:
Daniel Santos: https://www.youtube.com/user/ShintaiReviews
BoukenJima: https://www.youtube.com/c/boukenjima
AesirAesthetics: https://www.youtube.com/user/DumbDumbGames

Essays & Espresso Podcast #38: Should Games Have Difficulty Modes?

Essays & Espresso Podcast #38: Should Games Have Difficulty Modes?

October 17, 2021

Three analytical Youtubers pose themselves open essay questions about games, shows, movies and entertainment media in general.

The essay topic today: Should all games have difficulty modes?

4:33 - Shadow Tower Abyss
10:49 - Disco Elysium
35:35 - FF14 :(
57:33 - Red Dead Redemption 2
1:02.03 - Dusk
1:05:50 - Tales of Arise Demo
1:16:54 - Essay Topic

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Your hosts:
Daniel Santos: https://www.youtube.com/user/ShintaiReviews
BoukenJima: https://www.youtube.com/c/boukenjima
AesirAesthetics: https://www.youtube.com/user/DumbDumbGames

Essays & Espresso Podcast #37: Our Favorite Game Narratives (ft. Games as Literature)

Essays & Espresso Podcast #37: Our Favorite Game Narratives (ft. Games as Literature)

October 17, 2021

Three analytical Youtubers pose themselves open essay questions about games, shows, movies and entertainment media in general.
The essay topic today: What are our favorite narratives in gaming?

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YouTube link to the episode: https://youtu.be/4u0PzsvzYLc

Thanks to our special guest, Games as Literature. Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/gamesasliterature

Your hosts:
Daniel Santos: https://www.youtube.com/user/ShintaiReviews
BoukenJima: https://www.youtube.com/c/boukenjima
AesirAesthetics: https://www.youtube.com/user/DumbDumbGames

Essays & Espresso Podcast #36: FFXIV vs. WOW

Essays & Espresso Podcast #36: FFXIV vs. WOW

August 15, 2021

Three analytical Youtubers pose themselves open essay questions about games, shows, movies and entertainment media in general.
The essay topic today: WHAT'S BETTER? FFXIV OR WOW? THIS IS CLICKBAIT

3:40 - A Yu-Gi-Oh! topic of nondescript nature | 
10:25- Insidious 2 and Conjuring 3 | 
24:30 - Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind | 
38:10 - Cruella | 
1:01:05 - Speed | 
1:10:00 - Castlevania S4 |
1:14:50 - Press Reset | 

1:16:40 - Some Metallica audiobook I'm too lazy to look up the name for |  
1:22:35 - It Takes Two | 
1:34:10 - Essay Topic |

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Your hosts:
Daniel Santos: https://www.youtube.com/user/ShintaiReviews
BoukenJima: https://www.youtube.com/c/boukenjima
AesirAesthetics: https://www.youtube.com/user/DumbDumbGames

Essays & Espresso Podcast #35: Does Authorial Intent Matter?

Essays & Espresso Podcast #35: Does Authorial Intent Matter?

July 25, 2021

Three analytical Youtubers pose themselves open essay questions about games, shows, movies and entertainment media in general.
The essay topic today: Does authorial intent matter?

2:25 - Silent Hill 2 - Boss Fight Books | 
11:38 - Nier Replicant | 
18:10 - Resident Evil 8 |
55:00 - Kaze and the Wild Masks | 
59:25 - Demon Slayer: Mugen Train | 
1:06:50 - Inception |
1:18:20 - Super Mario Bros. Z | 
1:29:45 - Essay Topic 

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Your hosts:
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BoukenJima: https://www.youtube.com/c/boukenjima
AesirAesthetics: https://www.youtube.com/user/DumbDumbGames

Essays & Espresso Commentary Track - The Last Airbender

Essays & Espresso Commentary Track - The Last Airbender

July 4, 2021
Wow I'd rather watch The Legend of Korra!
 
We start the actual commentary for The Last Airbender at 1:43
 
If you don't know what to do: just grab your copy of the movie, press play when we tell you to to be synced up and "enjoy".
Essays & Espresso Podcast Special: Avatar: The Last Airbender (ft. Razbuten)

Essays & Espresso Podcast Special: Avatar: The Last Airbender (ft. Razbuten)

June 27, 2021

Three analytical Youtubers pose themselves open essay questions about games, shows, movies and entertainment media in general.

The essay question today: Nothing, we just talk about Avatar: The Last Airbender

Big thanks to our guest, Razbuten. Go find his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/razbuten 

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YouTube link to the episode: https://youtu.be/0Aeii8g9iMM

Your hosts:
Daniel Santos: https://www.youtube.com/user/ShintaiReviews
BoukenJima: https://www.youtube.com/c/boukenjima
AesirAesthetics: https://www.youtube.com/user/DumbDumbGames

Essays & Espresso Podcast Special: E3 2021

Essays & Espresso Podcast Special: E3 2021

June 20, 2021

Three analytical Youtubers pose themselves open essay questions about games, shows, movies and entertainment media in general.

The essay question today: Nothing, we just talk about E3 2021!

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YouTube link to the episode: https://youtu.be/CwDUEOVlnkw

3:10 - Summer Game Fest
28:36 - Ubisoft (u be making me soft wit dis bad showcase, got em)
38:42 - Gearbox
40:38 - Microsoft (another "soft" pun)
51:09 - Square Enix (Couldn't square this one)
1:12:57 - Capcom (more like Capcome'on with this huh?)
1:18:27 - Nintendo

 

Thumbnail pic originally by @meatrodimus on Twitter.

 

Your hosts:
Daniel Santos: https://www.youtube.com/user/ShintaiReviews
BoukenJima: https://www.youtube.com/c/boukenjima
AesirAesthetics: https://www.youtube.com/user/DumbDumbGames

Essays & Espresso Podcast #34: Positive Media Developments

Essays & Espresso Podcast #34: Positive Media Developments

May 17, 2021

Please note: The audio on this one is a bit rough early on but it evens out eventually.

Three analytical Youtubers pose themselves open essay questions about games, shows, movies and entertainment media in general.
The essay topic today: What are some positive developments in media right now?

6:33 - Wrong Turn 4, 5, 6 and Remake | 
36:39 - Relic | 
49:54 - Neil Patrick Harris | 
53:00 - Golden Voice | 
57:06 - Unfollow | 
1:00:53 - Jonestown |
1:14:19 - Mank | 
1:20:54 - Invincible | 
1:24:15 - Sekiro | 
1:30:44 - Essay Topic | 

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Your hosts:
Daniel Santos: https://www.youtube.com/user/ShintaiReviews
BoukenJima: https://www.youtube.com/c/boukenjima
AesirAesthetics: https://www.youtube.com/user/DumbDumbGames

Essays & Espresso Podcast #33: Gameplay vs. Story?

Essays & Espresso Podcast #33: Gameplay vs. Story?

April 25, 2021

Three analytical Youtubers pose themselves open essay questions about games, shows, movies and entertainment media in general.
The essay topic today: Gameplay vs Story?

7:10 - Adios
15:59 - Ner Do Well
18:33 - I am Spock
21:46 - Final Fantasy 14 Online vs. World of Warcraft
42:53 - Jujutsu Kaisen
52:55 - Wrong Turn
59:55 - The Vigil
1:02:35 - Industry Giant 2
1:03:49 - Cities Skyline
1:05:58 - Titan A.E.
1:08:24 - Solar Opposites
1:11:42 - Ronald
1:28:04 - Essay Topic

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Your hosts:
Daniel Santos: https://www.youtube.com/user/ShintaiReviews
BoukenJima: https://www.youtube.com/c/boukenjima
AesirAesthetics: https://www.youtube.com/user/DumbDumbGames

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