16 – Facing Our Fears in Super Mario 64 with Game Critic Gameonysus, aka Janet Garcia

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This week we’re joined by Janet Garcia (Gameonysus, Game Industry Guides), a game critic, content creator, Twitch streamer, podcaster, Youtuber, and former IGN Guides editor! Note: Major plot spoilers for 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim from 38:15 to 50:00.

We recently hit 10k downloads – thank you so much! This week, Jamie concludes her journey with the sprawling, 2019 sci-fi epic 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim – and you know we have some insights to excavate together! Meanwhile, Spencer’s started the spooky walking simulator Firewatch; we muse over its themes of isolation, grief, and emotional trauma as an appropriate parallel to our current reality as we come upon the anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic.

Then we’re joined by Janet Garcia, and we go IN on the somewhat-surreal shared fever dream we call Super Mario 64, binge-watching our favorite comfort shows, glowing up, and so much more. As our eponymous plumber would say, LET’S-A GO!

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