Built to Play 67: Around the World

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Built to Play 67: Around the World

Built to Play looks tries to leap from one place to another and builds a new world in Mario Maker

In this episode of Built to Play, there are the following segments:


THANKS TO THE FREE MUSIC ARCHIVE FOR "hey ragdoll" by Boyscout Discovery, "4 AM Party" by Alex Gross, "Celeste" by Alex Fitch, "Pretend and Walk Outside" by krackatoa and "Moonglow" by Podington Bear.

WE ALSO USED CLIPS FROM Super Mario Maker, 80 Days and the film Around the World in 80 Days (1989).

BUILT TO PLAY IS A PRODUCT OF CJRU IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN TORONTO. IT WAS PRODUCED BY ARMAN AGHBALI AND WRITTEN BY AND DANIEL ROSEN.

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Built to Play 66: Bad Luck

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Built to Play 66: Bad Luck

A man's love affair with Galaga, a post-apocalyptic future, and a Monopoly champion explains what real Monopoly is like

This episode contains the following segments about luck, life and games:


THANKS TO THE FREE MUSIC ARCHIVE FOR "Rewound," "Another Version of You," BY CHRIS ZABRISKIE, ", "Strange Bird Instrumental" by Lisa Germano, "Snowy Daze" by Ketsa,  "Willow" by The OO-Ray, and "Old Movies" by Pianochocolate.

We also used clips from this video of the Canadian Monopoly Championships, Galaga and "Kingdom Hearts Trinity" by Tspeiro on OCRemix.

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Built to Play 65c/d: Sold Out

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Built to Play 65c/d: Sold Out

We visit a Malaysian theme park and discuss Internet Ethics

In this week's episode there are the following segments:

  • Daniel and Arman discuss Ubiland Malaysia. We return to the ancient TWIX-ON. Then we find our way to define ethics on the internet and Machinima's two-year-old advertising crisis. (0:00)
  • Colby Dauch tells us about building board games, and what building a board around the world of popular game BioShock Infinite meant for his company. (29:20)
  • A preview of things to come (54:55)

THANKS TO THE FREE MUSIC ARCHIVE FOR "hey ragdoll" by Boyscout Discovery, "Sunrises" by Adrianna Krikl, AND "the clouds were like lace" BY Ben McElroy.

BUILT TO PLAY IS A PRODUCT OF THE SCOPE AT RYERSON RADIO STATION IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN TORONTO. IT WAS PRODUCED, EDITED AND WRITTEN BY ARMAN AGHBALI AND DANIEL ROSEN.

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Bit of Play: Full of Play

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Bit of Play: Full of Play

It's our preview for this coming season of Built to Play, all about the feeling an intent behind play. We have a great line up coming, but first we thought we'd share a little primer with you all about what it means to play.


THANKS TO THE FREE MUSIC ARCHIVE FOR "La Montage" and "Until Dawn" by Rockit Maxx.

BUILT TO PLAY IS A PRODUCT OF THE SCOPE AT RYERSON RADIO STATION IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN TORONTO. IT WAS PRODUCED, EDITED AND WRITTEN BY ARMAN AGHBALI AND DANIEL ROSEN.

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Built to Play 65b: Sales Burn

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Built to Play 65b: Sales Burn

We analyse worker's rights, being reassigned as a janitor, Amazon, Kickstarter, and the world of Kingdom Hearts 3

This episode contains the following segments:

  • We analyse worker's rights, being reassigned as a janitor, Amazon, kickstarter, and the world of Kingdom Hearts 3 (0:00)
  • David Craddock tells us about the origins of Diablo, why it's so hard to talk to designers, and living near legends. (38:35)

THANKS TO THE FREE MUSIC ARCHIVE FOR "Second Challenger"by Ipower, "Gameboy Memories" by Epsilon_Not,  "Rewound" by Chris Zabriske, and "inside my house; some place I keep dreaming about" by johnny_ripper.

BUILT TO PLAY IS A PRODUCT OF THE SCOPE AT RYERSON RADIO STATION IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN TORONTO. IT WAS PRODUCED, EDITED AND WRITTEN BY ARMAN AGHBALI AND DANIEL ROSEN.

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Built to Play 65a: Death of a Salesman

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Built to Play 65a: Death of a Salesman

We do a belated farewell to Nintendo's long passed president and catch up with some WiiU and 3DS games

In this episode you can find the following segments:

  • We discuss a Nintendo press event in which Daniel saw Star Fox, Chibi Robo! Zip Lash, and Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes. (00:00)
  • We give our obituary to Satoru Iwata, long overdue. Nintendo's President who died back in July. (18:00)
  • We replay our HomeBound episode, since Iwata had a great impact on that series. Here from Marcus Lindblom, the game's translator, alongside two of the series popularizers and fan translators. (44:00)

THANKS TO OCRemix FOR "Gliding on a Silver Lining" by Level 99 "TWOSON HITS THE ROAD" BY DJPRETZEL, "THE GREAT BLIZZARD OF '9X" BY HALC AND "PRACTICING RETROCOGNITION" BY SCI.

From THE FREE MUSIC ARCHIVE WE USED LUCA LA MORGIA'S "MONEY TALKS," CHARLES ATLAS' "PHOTOSPHERE," AND CANDLEGRAVITY'S "ALWAYS." 

WE ALSO USED CLIPS FROM THE E3 trailers of Legend of Zelda Triforce Heroes, Chibi Robo! Zip Lash, and Star Fox Wii U.

BUILT TO PLAY IS A PRODUCT OF THE SCOPE AT RYERSON RADIO STATION IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN TORONTO. IT WAS PRODUCED, EDITED AND WRITTEN BY ARMAN AGHBALI AND DANIEL ROSEN.

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Built to Play 64: Fragments of Time

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Built to Play 64: Fragments of Time

We break down full motion video, a level design marriage and the end of a company.

This episode contains the following segments:

  • Sam Barlow breaks down why Christopher Walken didn't hit it big in the full motion video game scene (0:00 - 15:20)
  • Daniel explains the history behind a very real possibility, the Super Nintendo Playstation (15:30 - 27:25)
  • We look into Robert Yang's concept of local level design and why a marriage proposal and a Los Angeles community centre can teach us about the way we interpret the world. Plus Rachel van der Meer's Portal project and Douglas Hoogland's work. (27:30 - 40:45)
  • Previous guests, Tale of Tales, explain why their game failed and what that means for them. (40:50 - 54:00)

THANKS TO THE FREE MUSIC ARCHIVE FOR "I saw you on TV" by Jahzzar, "Everybody gots problems that aren't mine," by Chris Zabriskie, "Praise Book" by Broke for Free, "Are You a Dreamer (Instrumental)" by Ben McElroy, "☆SEINWAVE☆2000☆ What's the deal with airline food?" by Abelard, "Summer Breeze Let It Out (Johnny_Ripper Remix)" by Smoking Fox, "Flying Pea v1" by Daddy Scramble, and "Vilse" by Slutet.

WE ALSO USED CLIPS FROM Portal 2, The Gary Hudson Project, Pyst, Ripper, and Her Story.

BUILT TO PLAY IS A PRODUCT OF THE SCOPE AT RYERSON RADIO STATION IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN TORONTO. IT WAS PRODUCED, EDITED AND WRITTEN BY ARMAN AGHBALI AND DANIEL ROSEN.

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Built to Play 63: Change the Reel

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Built to Play 63: Change the Reel

Cult cinema, changing aesthetics and the year of 1972 are all on the forefront of our minds in an episode all about film and aesthetics. 

In this episode we have the following segments:

  • We've all seen movies adapted into games, but usually those movies are good, even if the games are not. But in 1991 an Irish studio set out to make a adaptation of the worst film ever made, Plan 9 From Outer Space. (0:30 - 15:20)
  • Daniel and Arman discuss Nintendo's reaction to the world of virtual reality and then examine how film, comics and animation meld into a Gotham theme park in Batman: Arkham Knight. (15:20 - 34:00)
  • Blake Reynolds trained as a composer like his idols, John Williams and Koji Kondo. He still composes music, but he's now a game artist who specializes in pixel art. Even in this job, however, Blake's found that his work just doesn't send the right message. (34:00 - 45:00)
  • Auriea Harvey and Michael Samyn describe the aesthetic behind Ebony magazine, Playboy, and why that time and place is so important to the world of Sunset. (45:00 - 57:30)

THANKS TO THE FREE MUSIC ARCHIVE FOR "Old Movies" by Pianochocolate, "OLCP" by Marco Raaphorst, "水中(Johnny_ripper Remix)" by little Cloud, "Sunset" by Podington Bear, "Third Man Theme Live" by Rat City BRass, "Inspiration" by Box Cat Games.

WE ALSO USED CLIPS FROM Plan 9, Super Mario Bros., Auro, Star Wars, Blacula, Superfly, and Shaft's Big Score. We also used several pieces of music composed by Blake Reynolds. 

BUILT TO PLAY IS A PRODUCT OF THE SCOPE AT RYERSON RADIO STATION IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN TORONTO. IT WAS PRODUCED AND EDITED BY ARMAN AGHBALI AND DANIEL ROSEN.

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Built to Play 62: E3 GD-ROMs

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Built to Play 62: E3 GD-ROMs

It's out E3 special, as we recap our feelings on the 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo.  With special guest Patrick O'Rouke, we discuss virtual reality, Shenmue (again) and diverse protagonists. 


THANKS TO THE FREE MUSIC ARCHIVE FOR "Flying Pea v1" by Daddy Scramble. Thanks to OC Remix for "Twoson Hits the Road" by David Lloyd.

WE ALSO USED CLIPS FROM The Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo E3 Press Conferences. 

BUILT TO PLAY IS A PRODUCT OF THE SCOPE AT RYERSON RADIO STATION IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN TORONTO. IT WAS PRODUCED AND EDITED BY ARMAN AGHBALI AND DANIEL ROSEN. Guest host was Patrick O'Rouke, the deputy editor of the Post Arcade and writer at the Financial Post Tech Desk. 

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Built to Play 61: Cyber Life

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Built to Play 61: Cyber Life

Graveyards, cyber brains, and beautiful flora make us think about the relationship between stories, cinema and the way we view games. 

In this episode we talk to the following people about their work: 


THANKS TO THE FREE MUSIC ARCHIVE FOR "The Libra Lunologist" by Fields of Ohio, "Lila" by Lanark, "School Boy" by Pietnastka, and "Air Hockey Saloon" by Chris Zabriske. Thanks Patrick Ellis for "Nightmares" and "Sheffield Park."

WE ALSO USED CLIPS FROM Ghost in the Shell, Technobabylon, Avengers 2 and the Witcher 3. 

BUILT TO PLAY IS A PRODUCT OF THE SCOPE AT RYERSON RADIO STATION IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN TORONTO. IT WAS PRODUCED AND EDITED BY ARMAN AGHBALI AND DANIEL ROSEN.

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