Episode 97 – A Portal To Empathy

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The only podcast that knows ‘X’ never, ever marks the spot, it’s Infinity +1! This week Jason and Kyle are joined by Justin Koop as they celebrate the many different career styles of Mr. Videogame himself—Mario. Then Kyle regales them with some new boardgame-centric fundraising campaigns in Kickstarter Corner.

Then in the second segment, the gang talks about how not all robots are cold unfeeling machines—some are turrets! How Portal’s Turrets Model The First Step To Empathy by Julia Hamm is the roadmap to this discussion about how empathy isn’t just a passive connection to other people, but something we can learn and become better at.

Question of the Week: What’s your favourite iteration of Mario?

Kyle’s Kickstarter Corner
The Game Anywhere Table
Rampage Gothic – 3d Printable Scenery Building System

The song in the break is North Hill Transit Speedrun by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission]

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Jason Dueck

Jason Dueck

Staff Writer at Area of Effect
From Captain Kirk to Commander Shepard, Jason's love for science fiction extends to the final frontier. When he's not geeking out, Jason can be found studying communications at Red River College in Winnipeg.
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