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Published on Dec 18, 2013

Bullet Hell games are crazy. Their onslaught of lasers, bullets, aka DAKKA, seems overwhelming or even IMPOSSIBLE to the uninitiated. Is playing these games an elaborate and stressful mastery of patterns and strategy? Or could it instead be a form of meditation? Maybe the way to find your way through the dakka is to fall into a mental autopilot in the face of complexity, finding harmony within the haze. Is this wild overstimulation a form of modern meditation? Watch the episode and find out more!

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Some shmups y'all recommended on twitter!

(I definitely lost a good amount of time playing RotMG and Luftrauser)

Bullet Heaven http://www.kongregate.com/games/kupo7...
Realm of the Mad God http://www.realmofthemadgod.com/
Frantic 2 http://www.kongregate.com/games/polym...
Bullet Audyssey http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view...
Visitan http://www.kongregate.com/games/abaga...
rRootage http://workram.com/games/rrootage/
Noiz2sa http://workram.com/games/noiz2sa/
Upgrade Complete! http://www.kongregate.com/games/armor...
Luftrauser http://not.vlambeer.com/luftrauser/
ChoRenSha http://www.shmups.com/reviews/chorens...

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