VGA 265 – Do Androids Dream of Vidjagames?

Things get technical in this week’s episode of Vidjagame Apocalypse as Chris and Matty Allen are joined by USGamer.net Editor in Chief Kat Bailey to discuss the top 5 androids in videogames. Inspired by the release of David Cage and Quantic Dream’s Detroit: Become Human, we explore the Uncanny Valley, ponder what it means to be human, and try to figure out why dudes in games seem so thirsty for any robot that displays even a hint of anything feminine.

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6 thoughts on “VGA 265 – Do Androids Dream of Vidjagames?

  1. I’m having an absolute blast with Detroit Become Human. True, David Cage is far from a great storyteller, but QD’s games are just alot of fun. Would I like to see a masterfully written game like it? Sure, but no-one really does what QD does. Beggars can’t be choosers. All we can do is enjoy it as a b-movie with incredible visuals. They pull off that at least. And I’ll take it.

  2. 1000% agree with Kat re: Mass Effect 3. I played through Mass Effect 1 multiple times, enjoyed Mass Effect 2 refining what it did, even if it made it a bit more shooter-y than I would’ve liked, but Mass Effect 3 just did not hook me and I gave up like, 1/3 of the way in, and after watching the original ending online, I didn’t regret giving up on it.

  3. QOTW:

    Ethan from Infinite Warfare. Androids don’t have to be perfect visual recreations of androids as long as they act human, and Ethan is the most human squadmate you’ll ever have in a Call of Duty game. He’s witty, competent, and has a friendly synthesized voice that’s complemented by a light southern drawl. There’s a lot of great moments in the game that feature him, but my favorite is his introduction:

    https://youtu.be/c7wZj8eS-Ik?t=123

  4. I feel like I always say this when I listen to an episode of anything with her on, but Kat is awesome! Please have her on more. I also found that scene in Superman 3 scary as a kid. There’s also a Sesame Street episode where Bert and Ernie visit an Egyptian pyramid and run into a Pharaoh Ernie. Too creepy for little me.

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