We play games, but why and how do we play them? What do we like about video games? What are they doing that makes them special?
Compared to other mediums - such as cinema and literature - games have a wide variety of means when it comes to absorbing and consuming them and this can affect the how and why of our playing of them.
In this episode Stace Harman and John Robertson discuss how they prefer to play games, why they play them at all and if/how this has changed as they've gotten older and their tastes have changed.
Mentioned games include Dishonored, Firewatch, Destiny 2, Darkest Dungeon, Fortnite and more. Be warned that minor spoilers are revealed for some of the discussed games.