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Quickplay - Death Stranding & Animal Crossing

The gang breaks into Death Stranding and Animal Crossing, two games that are perhaps more similar than they first appear.  We discuss how adding friction to mechanics can make the player feel more present in the game world and debate whether there is such a thing as a wrong way to play a game.

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Header image from Animal Crossing New Horizons by Nintendo. Screenshot and custom designs by Keiya (

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