Every Game in This City

A podcast about playing well together

Every Game in This City is a podcast about playing well together. In Season 1, ten game designers, researchers, and curators met up in Malaysia to try and play every escape room in Kuala Lumpur. In Season 2, four familiar voices and four new friends gathered in China to try and watch every game at the Dota 2 International Championships in Shanghai. Along the way we explore each city, meet new people, and record daily discussions about our experience playing together!

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Episode 204:
Shang Lun's Late Game

October 8, 2021 In our last episode Shang Lun was about to narrate his long night at The Late Game, a Dota 2 talk show where he got to interview the cast and crew of the International Dota 2 Championships in Shanghai. So this time we’ll tune in and hear about his adventures with shout casters, camera operators, Chinese translators, TV producers, and a certain buffoonish dad who seems to hate pizza rolls!

Dota 2, The International, Day 2, Late Game, Day 2, Shang Lun on the Late Game, The Dumpling Show, Jake "SirActionSlacks" Kanner, Totino's Pizza Rolls, Underlords, Auto Chess, Artifact, Trent “TrentPax” MacKenzie, Myron Partman, Murielle "Kips" Huisman, 身体健康 (shēn tǐ jiàn kānɡ)

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September 26, 2021 24 Histories, 4 Arts, 1 Dota. In this episode we meet our final cast member, Felania Mengfei Liu, who takes us on a tour of Chinese Game Studies, including a deep dive into the etymology of gaming and gambling, sport and esport in China. Then Stephanie, Patrick, and Will tell us about the long history of Dota, from Aeon of Strife to DotA: Allstars and beyond. Finally, the cast recounts a series of adventures around the stadium on Day 2 of the International Dota 2 Championships in Shanghai!

Dota 2, International 2019 - Day 2, DiGRA, jūn zǐ (君子), 24 Histories, 4 Arts, dǔbó 赌博 (gambling), yóuxì 游戏 (gaming), yùndòng 嬉动 (sport), diànzǐjìngjì 电子竞技 (esports/electronic competition), CAGE questionnaire, SARS, Lanjisu Fire, Eric Harris' Doom WADs, Clinton Presidential Radio Address on Doom, Clements Highschool Counter-Strike Map, Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment (EDGE), wán wù sàng zhì 玩物丧志 (“play saps the will”), Video Game: Cohabitant by Yang Jing, liù bó 六博, Tsinghua University, Lang Lang (the Dendi of Piano), Battle Taxonomy of Players, Staredit, Warcraft III Map Editor, Dota 2 Short Film Festival, Source Filmmaker, Postmodernism, "Xièxiè Shanghai", 996 Work Hour System, The Dumpling Show

September 10, 2021 From our local police station to Mercedes-Benz Stadium, we finally watch our first match together at the International Dota 2 Championships...and it's a doozy! After unpacking the hour-long contest between Vici Gaming and TNC Predator, Alex, Shang Lun, Peter, and Yang Jing teach us a little about what they learned on Day 1 before before we take a deep dive into the Dota 2 ecosystem with our first special guest: CEO of Chaos Esports Club, Greg Laird!

Dota 2, International 2019 - Day 1, Jay Chou, King of the Gargonites, Aeon of Strife, Tides of Blood, DotA Allstars, iceiceice, LGD vs Virtus Pro - Game 2 at TI9, Vici Gaming vs TNC Predator - Game 1 at TI9, Dota 2 Heroes, Dota 2 Items, Navi vs Ehome - Grand Finals Game 2 at TI1, Alliance TI9 Interview, wikihow.com/Skank, Greg Laird, Chaos Esports, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Rainbow Six Siege, Player Unknown's Battle Grounds, Starcraft II, Archon TI5 Interview, Beyond the Summit, Hearthstone, Idra HuK Rivalry, IG, owned by Wang Sicong, BurNIng, Arteezy

August 27, 2021 The battle begins! In the first full episode of Every Game in This City Season 2, the team gathers at the top of a penthouse in Huangpu, Shanghai the day before the International Dota 2 Championships in 2019 to talk about our Dota pasts, Dota predictions, and the case of the missing tickets! In the interlude Will, Stephanie, and Patrick try to explain the ins and outs of Dota 2 (with sound effects!) before the group reveals the thorny reality of actually getting tickets for a Dota tournament.

Every Game in This City Season 1, Dota 2, The International 2011, The International 2012, Metagaming, FIFA, Sims, Dota Allstars, Dota by Basshunter, Hamachi?, Warcraft III, Heroes of the Storm, Diablo II, League of Legends, Honor of Kings, StarCraft, The International 2013, Yerkes-Dodson Curve, Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Half-Life 2, Source, Age of Empires, World of Warcraft, Overwatch, The International 2014, Artifact, Dota Auto Chess, Tao Bao, Xian Yu, Dota Underlords, Town of Salem

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