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Mike and Geoff are pleased to welcome returning guest Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold Games to discuss the state of the gaming industry going into 2017.

Duration: 1:19:43

Direct download: Ludology_Episode_144.mp3
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In this classic GameTek Geoff pays tribute to game theorist John Nash.

Duration: 06:35

Direct download: GameTek_Classic_143_Nash_Equilibrium.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:58pm EDT

How do different player counts affect the design process? How important is it that a game support a variety of player counts?

Duration: 1:08:06

Direct download: Ludology_Episode_143.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT