Electronic Wireless Show Podcast Episode 181: Best Moms in Special Games

Like all badly behaved children, we are celebrating Mother’s Day with guilt a week later this year on The Electronic Wireless Show podcast. This time we’re talking about our favorite mothers in games, which basically means we’re talking about a bunch of angels and monsters.

But come for the talk with the mother, stay for the cursed chickens, Matthew’s eel/snake hatred, and a description of the very real way Henry Cavill eats eggs. Plus I’m playing one of the best Cavern Of Lies I think I’ve ever done. Apologies for ringing a little echo this week as I await delivery of everything I own.

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The music is by Jack de Quidt, whose views on parents in general I don’t know.

Brief discussion of whether Portal’s GLaDOS counts as a mother, before deciding that she has strong enough mother energy.

We’re trying to place Dr. Tenenbaum on a sliding scale of good mom/bad mom based on her involvement with the Little Sisters in BioShock (overall she’s more bad mom than good mom imo).

The Empress in Dishonored is an interesting mom given that she hangs around like a critical stress ball after her death.

Samara in Mass Effect 2 is hard to place on the bad mom/good mom scale. She wants to kill her daughter = bad mom; his daughter is a sexual murderer = good mom??

Freya in God Of War is another conflicted mother figure.

And of course, Nate can once again bring up Horizon Zero Dawn, his most favorite game of all time. Lots of mother analogies in there, innit.

The greatest Dunkirk montage of all timewell worth a minute of your time.

The room of 1000 snakes

Recommendations this week are Apple TV’s Pachinko, ship finder website VesselFinder.com, and to avoid bringing chicks home to care for them for a school.

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