Josh Boykin — founder of gaming community Intelligame — joins the show to talk about the intersectionality of games and society.

Josh discusses the unique way he streams games for the site, balancing gameplay with thoughtful discussions with the chat, as well as the different lenses we use to critically discuss games — commercial, technical, artistic, social, and more.

Meanwhile, The Last of Us Part II release is making waves about storytelling in AAA — we reexamine the struggles of ludonarrative dissonance and its less spoken off compliments ludonarrative resonance and ludonarrative harmony and how gaming’s attempt to escape this constraint is reflective of society striving for something better.

And we cap things off with last month’s Wholesome Direct and Josh’s role in helping bring the showcase to life!