Dense Pixels
Bending Over to Authoritarianism (Ep 394)

Bending Over to Authoritarianism (Ep 394)

August 31, 2021

Brad has spent a week in a sim racing rig and has has to learn how to drive again! Micah learns about red cards in soccer. Turns out all the kowtowing the video game industry has done to China continues backfiring to some extent as the Chinese government continues its crackdown on kids and gaming. The Activision and Unity stories churn forward in predictable fashion. And we discuss the benefits Ted Lasso  and the nomenclature of the sacred symbols in the Post Office.

 

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Summer(Slam) of Punk (Ep 393)

Summer(Slam) of Punk (Ep 393)

August 24, 2021

Micah talks about his early impressions of 12 Minutes as Brad and Carrie taunt him with their knowledge of things to come. Epic Games gets called out on their BS by the Among Us devs. Roblox is exposing children to a labor practice that's been banned in the US for a century. Unity engine is being used for a whole lot more than games, and their employees are starting to ask questions. Todd Howard can't be stopped. We discuss whether someone whose first Final Fantasy game was FFVII Remake should play the original game that inspired it. Micah discusses his first Premier League weekend. We then talk about all the SummerSlam weekend big stories like if Bianca Belair was hard done by Becky Lynch's return and the portrayal of black wrestlers in WWE, why the Bill Goldberg experiments need to stop, and - of course - what a guy named Phil Brooks decided to talk about on Friday night. 

 

https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3d4jy/unity-workers-question-company-ethics-as-it-expands-from-video-games-to-war

Investigation: How Roblox is Exploiting Young Game Developers: https://youtu.be/_gXlauRB1EQ

 

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BAY-BAY Please Don’t Go (Ep 392)

BAY-BAY Please Don’t Go (Ep 392)

August 17, 2021

Even more notable departures were announced at Blizzard this week. Have we finally turned the corner in the industry (and also why you shouldn't make game characters in real people's likeness). We also discuss the validity of Game Pass from the developer side of things in the wake of two interesting tales. And a narrow but deep Post Office has us discussing why AEW is a small wrestling company, games we're disgusted having purchased, and Micah's exciting journey into the realm of Premier League football.

 

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Don’t Make Game Devs “Rockstars”, Maybe? (Ep 391)

Don’t Make Game Devs “Rockstars”, Maybe? (Ep 391)

August 10, 2021

Turns out the feeling of absolute power does corrupt absolutely. We discuss the latest Blizzard revelations and the latest gaming visionary to come under fire for bad behavior. We also discuss the out-of-left-field Knuckles casting news, the best video game sound effects, accessibility in gaming, and the incredibly deep waters of sim racing.

 

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The Consequences of My Inactions (Ep 390)

The Consequences of My Inactions (Ep 390)

August 3, 2021

Boy, did the Blizzard situation end up in real tangible consequences in a hurry! We discuss the latest development and why we are going to continue seeing new developments from this story in the weeks to come. Brad gives his findings from the great Game Pass cloud streaming experiment, Micah attempts to fly a plane, Persona 5 Royal left Micah stunned (for the wrong reasons), Turn 10 Studios didn't plan for all possibilities, and Brad converts Micah to F1 fandom in just under 10 minutes.

 

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