Sinopsis

Join the Commodore & Roo in their free-flowing discussion of all things geekery, from video games to movies to internet culture and beyond. Each episode features recent news items, a topic of the week, and live questions from the chat room!

Episodios

  • Echo Screen Live #61: The Place of Politics in Video Games

    Echo Screen Live #61: The Place of Politics in Video Games

    20/05/2015

    Politics and video games go together like peanut butter and motor oil – or do they? The intersection of these topics has been happening for decades, but are video games the correct battlefront to argue about feminism, violence, and free speech? Or is it just an artistic medium that is meant to be enjoyed? That, […]

  • Echo Screen Live #60: Has Hollywood Lost Its Way?

    Echo Screen Live #60: Has Hollywood Lost Its Way?

    06/05/2015

    With every passing decade, it seems like Hollywood creates more sequels, remakes, and adaptations – and less original content. But is this really the case? And if so, is it a problem? The guys discuss and debate. That, news tids and bits, and your questions on this episode of Echo Screen Live! Join and chat […]

  • Echo Screen Live #59: Games That Are Art

    Echo Screen Live #59: Games That Are Art

    22/04/2015

    Video games as art is an old debate, but maybe it’s time the guys put forth their candidates for which games truly meet the definition. What games evoke emotion and feeling – without getting into characters or story? What games push mental ability? What exemplifies video games as a medium for storytelling that rivals literature, […]

  • Echo Screen Live #58: The Rise and Fall of G4

    Echo Screen Live #58: The Rise and Fall of G4

    08/04/2015

    At the turn of the century, G4 and TechTV showed a promising future of geek-related content in mass media. But after a merger, the channel faded and eventually ceased to exist by 2014. What happened, could it have been avoided, and what does it say about geek content in new media? That, news tids and […]

  • Echo Screen Live #57: eSports Inc.

    Echo Screen Live #57: eSports Inc.

    26/03/2015

    As eSports rise to prominence in the gaming community, the guys try to wrap their minds around the phenomenon. Is is here to stay? Is it a good thing? And where is it headed? That, news tids and bits, and your questions on this episode of Echo Screen Live! Join and chat with us live […]

  • Echo Screen Live #56: “Convention”-al Wisdom

    Echo Screen Live #56: “Convention”-al Wisdom

    11/03/2015

    Another PAX East in the books, and the guys take this time to reflect on conventions. What makes them good or bad? Should list-based panels die already? And which should you choose to devote your time to? That, news tids and bits, and your questions on this episode of Echo Screen Live! Join and chat […]

  • Echo Screen Live #55: On Video Game Length

    Echo Screen Live #55: On Video Game Length

    25/02/2015

    With general disappointment over “The Order: 1886”, we’ve decided to dig into one of the major complaints with the game – its short length. Are long games inherently better than short ones? What if they use grinding tactics to artificially lengthen? Where do price and replayability come in? That, news tids and bits, and your […]

  • Echo Screen Live #54: Our Internet Favorites

    Echo Screen Live #54: Our Internet Favorites

    11/02/2015

    It’s a question we get often: What do you guys watch on the internet? We discuss our favorite YouTube shows, Twitter follows, and other forms of new media consumption – and why you should consider following them too. That, news tids and bits, and your questions on this episode of Echo Screen Live! Join and […]

  • Echo Screen Live #53: Do Graphics Still Matter?

    Echo Screen Live #53: Do Graphics Still Matter?

    29/01/2015

    It’s been years since the console wars, when schoolyard fights around graphics reigned supreme – but with the rise of indie games and a retro-revival, do graphics matter anymore? The guys debate and discuss. That, news tids and bits, and your questions on this episode of Echo Screen Live! Chat with us live every other […]

  • Echo Screen Live #52: 2015… You mean we’re in the future?

    Echo Screen Live #52: 2015… You mean we’re in the future?

    14/01/2015

    Chat with us live every other Wednesday at 9pm EST. We’re now a podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and Android apps – Search for “Echo Screen Live”. Are we back? We’re back! It’s 2015, which means hoverboards and flying cars are right around the corner… or not. The guys explore the future tech shown in Back […]

  • Echo Screen Live #51: Freemium Games… Amirite?

    Echo Screen Live #51: Freemium Games… Amirite?

    03/12/2014

    Chat with us live every other Wednesday at 9pm EST. We’re now a podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and Android apps – Search for “Echo Screen Live”. So, freemium games… they’re popular to hate, yet also popular as ever. So what’s to be done – or should anything be done? The guys word vomit their thoughts […]

  • Echo Screen Live #50: The Future of YouTube Stars

    Echo Screen Live #50: The Future of YouTube Stars

    19/11/2014

    Chat with us live every other Wednesday at 9pm EST. We’re now a podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and the Android app of your choice – Search for “Echo Screen Live”. For our 50th episode, we’re going to get a bit meta. Where is this whole YouTube thing going anyway? Over 8 years on, this platform […]

  • Echo Screen Live #49: Game Changers – Grand Theft Auto III

    Echo Screen Live #49: Game Changers – Grand Theft Auto III

    05/11/2014

    Chat with us live every other Wednesday at 9pm EST. We’re now a podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and the Android app of your choice – Search for “Echo Screen Live”. Games that changed gaming – there have been so many. And in this new recurring series we’ll be tackling their history, our memories, and how […]

  • Echo Screen Live #48: The Book Was Better

    Echo Screen Live #48: The Book Was Better

    22/10/2014

    Chat with us live every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 9 PM Eastern. We’re now a downloadable podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and the podcatching app of your choice – Search for “Echo Screen Live”. Can you enjoy any adapted movie or TV show lately without hearing, “But the book was better”? Game […]

  • Echo Screen Live #47: Essential Video Games

    Echo Screen Live #47: Essential Video Games

    01/10/2014

    Chat with us live every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 9 PM Eastern. We’re now a downloadable podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and the podcatching app of your choice – Search for “Echo Screen Live”. For every video game console, there are those few games that define a console; that show off best […]

  • Echo Screen Live #46: Gaming as an Adult

    Echo Screen Live #46: Gaming as an Adult

    17/09/2014

    Chat with us live every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 9 PM Eastern. We’re now a downloadable podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and the podcatching app of your choice – Search for “Echo Screen Live”. Please rate and subscribe! We’re adults now. Some with families, and babies, and mortgages… how are we supposed […]

  • Echo Screen Live #45: Ethics in Gaming Journalism

    Echo Screen Live #45: Ethics in Gaming Journalism

    03/09/2014

    Chat with us live every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 9 PM Eastern. And don’t forget that we’re now a downloadable podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and any podcatching app of your choice – Search for “Echo Screen Live”. We didn’t want to… but it’s too big to ignore. The gaming world has […]

  • Echo Screen Live #44: Internet Trolls (with guest Pat the NES Punk)

    Echo Screen Live #44: Internet Trolls (with guest Pat the NES Punk)

    21/08/2014

    Chat with us live every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 9 PM Eastern. And don’t forget that we’re now a downloadable podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and any podcatching app of your choice – Search for “Echo Screen Live”. Anonymity breeds contempt… or just dicks. We’ve all come across internet trolls, but what […]

  • Echo Screen Live #43: The Genius of Mel Brooks

    Echo Screen Live #43: The Genius of Mel Brooks

    07/08/2014

    Chat with us live every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 9PM Eastern. And don’t forget that we’re now a downloadable podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and the podcatching app of your choice – Search for “Echo Screen Live” The guys pull back the veil on one of the most important comedic filmmakers of […]

  • Echo Screen Live #42: What Makes a Game?

    Echo Screen Live #42: What Makes a Game?

    02/07/2014

    Chat with us live every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 9PM Eastern. And don’t forget that we’re now a downloadable podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and the podcatching app of your choice – Search for “Echo Screen Live” Tonight, a fundamental question – what makes a video game? Must it have a story? […]

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