Any excuse to post the above image of Sephiroth is a good one.
This week's podcast is intended as a follow up to last week's discussion of "real evil" in video games. In other words, that one was about villains modeled on figures with real correlatives (Nazis, the Mafia, and the like). This one at least began in my brain as an effort to discuss more romanticized and less realistic villains in games. However, thanks to an essay by Nick Dinicola, it kind of became a discussion of antagonism in video games in general.
You can see what I mean by listening here:
Moving Pixels Podcast: Ideal Evil in Video Games