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In this classic GameTek, Geoff discusses the psychological property called Competence, and how you can use it to annoy people.

Duration: 06:47

Direct download: GameTek_Classic_80_-_Competence.mp3
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Ryan and Geoff take one last look at the Most Influential Games of the 20th Century. Do they have any second thoughts? Any overlooked games that should have been included?

They also put on their pointy prognosticator caps and give their picks for the top 10 games that will be most influential on the 21st century.

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Direct download: Ludology_Episode_80.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT