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August 29, 2015 - Andrew Eisen

I got a lot of tweets about my HuffPost Live appearance earlier this week so EZK and I will be discussing a few of those in addition to the poll and some other fun stuff like Rainbow Mika's new Street Fighter V costume!

I'll embed the stream closer to showtime.

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Poll: How do you feel about microtransactions in $60 video games?

August 26, 2015 - Andrew Eisen

Metal Gear Solid V comes out next week!*  Yay!

It's a full-priced, AAA game being sold for $60 and it includes microtransactions...

Um, yeah.

So, how do you feel about the inclusion of microtransactions in $60 games?  Vote in the poll and let us know!  EZK and I will reveal the poll results and share our opinions on this weekend's podcast.

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Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 155

August 24, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

On this week's show (episode 155) hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight are joined by Brad Glasgow, GamePolitics managing editor James Fudge, and Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) region 3 director Michael Koretzky. This week's show is all about the SPJ AirPlay event that took place in Miami, Florida last week. After revealing the results of the latest GamePolitics poll, the gang talks with Koretzky about how the event went and poses questions gathered from the community.  

Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 154: SPJ AirPlay Edition

August 17, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

On this week's show (episode 154) hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight, are joined by Brad Glasgow and GamePolitics managing editor James Fudge.

Poll: Will mainstream media attitudes towards GamerGate be any different after SPJ AirPlay?

August 10, 2015 - Andrew Eisen

This weekend at the SPJ AirPlay event in Miami, Florida, several GamerGaters will discuss the online movement's biggest issues and concerns in front of a crowd of journalists (and anyone else who feels like attending; it's open to the general public).

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Poll: Twitch suspended the account of a streamer who faked his own swatting as a joke. Good call?

August 6, 2015 - Andrew Eisen

Last weekend, League of Legends Twitch streamer Trick2g celebrated garnering 800,000 subscribers with a 24-hour live event that concluded with him faking his own swatting.  Viewers watched as two policemen barged in, tackled him to the ground, cuffed him and escorted him out.

The policemen were actors, the weapons were fake (we hope) and the whole thing was staged for the amusement of his viewers.

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Poll: Will Target Australia sell the next GTA game upon its release?

July 29, 2015 - Andrew Eisen

Last December, Target of Australia pulled Grand Theft Auto V from its shelves in response to an online petition that collected over 40,000 signatures (a counter petition garnered under 30,000).

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SPJ's Michael Koretzky will answer your AirPlay questions live on Super Podcast Action Committee

July 25, 2015 - Andrew Eisen

Next month, several GamerGate supporters, two journalists and a game developer will gather at the SPJ AirPlay event in Florida to discuss GamerGate itself, ethics in games journalism, and how reporters should tackle social media-based movements.

Naturally, such contentious subjects are bound to get people asking questions:

How did this happen?  Why now?  Where the hell are the anti-GamerGaters?  Who's responsible for this?

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Poll: How do you feel about not knowing which race and gender you'll play as in Rust?

July 21, 2015 - Andrew Eisen

In the PC survival game Rust, your player character is unique to you.  Using your Steam ID as a key, the game randomly generates your character's look - including race and gender.

So, like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get.

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Poll: Should game journalists be part of the GamerGate discussion at the SPJ AirPlay event?

July 14, 2015 - Andrew Eisen

Yesterday, Society of Professional Journalists Region 3 Director Michael Koretzky laid out the schedule for next month's GamerGate discussion at the AirPlay event in Florida.

Discussion participants currently include three GamerGate advocates, two journalism experts and a game developer.

Notably, there are currently no game journalists attending.

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Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 149

July 13, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

If you missed Saturday's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 149), you can watch the video replay on YouTube, to your left, or download it below. On this week's show hosts Andrew Eisen and E.

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Poll: Which group is more ethically challenged?

July 9, 2015 - Andrew Eisen

New week, same poll as last week.

Which group is more ethically challenged: game journalists or game publishers?  Put another way: which group has committed the most or most heinous ethical violations?

That's it!  Vote in the poll and opine away in the comments below.  And make sure you provide lots of examples!

EZK and I will discuss this topic and reveal the poll results on this weekend's Super Podcast Action Committee which streams live at 7p PST right here on GamePolitics.  Hope to see you there!

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Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 148: the big post-E3 show!

June 22, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

If you missed Friday's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 148), you can watch the video replay on YouTube, to your left, or download it below. On this week's show hosts Andrew Eisen and  E. Zachary Knight are once again joined by super cool dude Justin Leeper to talk about all the games they loved and hated from last week's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo) in Los Angeles. Who won the E3? Who had the best games? Who failed miserably?

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Poll: Who won E3 2015?

June 18, 2015 - Andrew Eisen

Where do we come from?  Is there a God?  What is the meaning of life?  Did I leave the oven on?

These are the questions that keep us up nights but none more so than the single most important question that any sentient being in the entire universe could possibly ask:

Who won E3?

The poll includes everyone who had a press conference this year, even Oculus Rift.  Pick one and let us know why in the comments below.

EZK and I (and who knows, maybe a guest) will yammer on and on about E3 on this weekend's podcast.

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Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 147: the big pre-E3 show!

June 15, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

If you missed Saturday's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 147), you can watch the video replay on YouTube, to your left, or download it below. On this week's show hosts Andrew Eisen and  E. Zachary Knight are joined by super cool dude Justin Leeper to talk about all the things they expect to hear about or want to see at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles this week.

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Poll: Which E3 2015 press event are you most looking forward to?

June 10, 2015 - Andrew Eisen

I know, friends.  I know.

The anticipation is killing you.  You don't know what to do with yourself.  You've been waiting for it all year and now, it's almost here.

All the speculation.  All the fan theories.  It all comes down to this.

Yes friends, the 100th episode of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic airs on Discovery Family this Saturday!

SQUEE!!!

Oh, and E3 is next week.

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Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 146

June 8, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

If you missed Saturday's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 146), you can watch the video replay on YouTube, to your left, or download it below. On  this week's show hosts Andrew Eisen and guest-host Jeremy Powers (E.

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Poll: Do you love Hatred?

June 3, 2015 - Andrew Eisen

I considered running a poll about gender slurs in Witcher 3 but I think our awesome community of readers who have no problem discussing a heated issue with nuance and civility exhausted that topic in a previous story so... what do you think of Hatred?

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Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 145

June 1, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

If you missed Saturday's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 145), you can watch the video replay on YouTube, to your left, or download it below. On this week's show hosts Andrew Eisen and E.

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Poll: Is it censorship when a private retailer decides not to sell a particular video game?

May 27, 2015 - Andrew Eisen

The GamePolitics weekly poll has returned!

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Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 144

May 25, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

If you missed Saturday's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 144), you can watch the video replay on YouTube, to your left, or download it below. On this week's show hosts Andrew Eisen and E.

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Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 143

May 18, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

If you missed Saturday's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 143), you can watch the video replay on YouTube, to your left, or download it below. On this week's show hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight discuss Konami's various shenanigans against the gaming community (18:08), Microsoft killing Xbox Live for testers who leaked Gears of War information and footage (32:21), and Blizzard banning WoW botters and the bot maker saying it had been beaten… (38:11)

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Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 142

May 11, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

If you missed Saturday's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 142), you can watch the video replay on YouTube, to your left, or download it below. On this week's show hosts Andrew Eisen and E.

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Will Hillary Clinton's historically anti-game attitude harm her 2016 presidential run?

April 30, 2015 - Andrew Eisen

Hillary Clinton has long espoused some rather negative attitudes towards violent video games and violent media in general.  In 2005 she joined the chorus of people condemning Rockstar for the "hot coffee" mod that unlocked an otherwise inaccessible and unfinished interactive (yet non-explicit) sex scene in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

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Super Podcast Action Committee Episode 140 - Honey Badger Brouhaha

April 27, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

If you missed Saturday's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 140), you can watch the video replay on YouTube, to your left, or download it below. On this week's show hosts Andrew Eisen and E.

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Poll: Will limiting Steam services to paying accounts eliminate spammers?

April 23, 2015 - Andrew Eisen

Valve is going after those nasty spammers and phishing schemers by limiting various Steam services to accounts that have spent at least $5.

"Malicious users often operate in the community on accounts which have not spent any money, reducing the individual risk of performing the actions they do," says Valve's support page.

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Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 139

April 20, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

If you missed Saturday's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 139), you can watch the video replay on YouTube, to your left, or download it below. On this week's show hosts Andrew Eisen and special guest host Jeremy Powers (sitting in for E.

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Poll: Is Bill Paxton the right actor to play Jack Thompson?

April 16, 2015 - Andrew Eisen

Based on David Kushner’s 2012 book, Jacked: The Outlaw Story Of Grand Theft Auto, a new BBC film will feature Bill Paxton as disbarred Florida Attorney Jack Thompson.

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Poll: How would you have handled the controversial epitaph in Pillars of Eternity?

April 9, 2015 - Andrew Eisen

Oblivion Entertainment's wildly successful Kickstarter for its recently released RPG Pillars of Eternity allowed backers who pledged $500 to write a personalized message on one of the memorial stones that appear in the game.

One of the 367 backers that pledged at that level wrote the following epitaph:

"Here lies Firedorn, a hero in bed.

He once was alive, but now he's dead.

The last woman he bedded, turned out a man

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Poll: Should Nintendo have DMCA'd a fan's free Super Mario HD remake?

April 1, 2015 - Andrew Eisen

Recently, programmer Roystan Ross created the first level of Super Mario 64 in HD using Unity and posted it on the web for all the world to play.

Nintendo said "oh no you didn't!" and DMCA'd the crap out of him.  Literally.  Mr. Ross's innards are now entirely bereft of crap.

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RedMageOh hey, a news station is trying to scapegoat gaming. That takes me back. https://twitter.com/GamingAnarchist/status/63754361236507443208/29/2015 - 1:40pm
Big PermA link to TB twitter with Matt Lees in the replies - https://twitter.com/Totalbiscuit/status/52528604482949939208/29/2015 - 12:16pm
Brad GlasgowWhy would he say the company lies about getting abuse? Oh, because people don't abuse GG?08/29/2015 - 10:38am
Big PermBrad - Matt Lees was also quick to say the company "Gamers Gate" lies about getting abusive messages thinking they were an official GG channel08/29/2015 - 9:11am
Goth_SkunkMGSV: The Phantom Integrity - A Rant by RazörFist. (NSFW on account of language). RazörFist discusses the latest batch of unethical journalist conduct, with a caveat. - http://ow.ly/RwXYT08/29/2015 - 7:10am
Goth_Skunk@Brad: I can.08/29/2015 - 6:13am
Goth_SkunkI assume "Stacy" is a pseudonym. After reading what she went through, I would not be one bit surprised if it is.08/29/2015 - 6:13am
Goth_SkunkA Year of #GamerGate: From Neutral To Anti To Neutral To Pro by "Stacy" - http://ow.ly/RwVeT08/29/2015 - 6:12am
Brad GlasgowI can't believe Matt Lees deleted his positive review of Ethan Carter because Chmielarz is sympathetic to GG.08/29/2015 - 5:30am
Goth_SkunkA GameDev's Year With #GG: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly by Adrian Chmielarz - http://ow.ly/RwSCd08/29/2015 - 5:18am
Goth_SkunkDespite not being a fan of fighting games I had to check out that R Mika trailer. Loved it. Still won't buy the game though, on account of Isuckatstreetfighteritis.08/29/2015 - 2:42am
MechaCrashI use a Dynex DX-840 headset, but it's discontinued. :( I wanted a mono headset so I could keep the other ear free for my speakers, but it has the bonus of being very light and comfortable, so you don't notice it.08/29/2015 - 12:41am
Big PermSora - I was just having a slow day at work earlier. Now I'm home with vidya!08/28/2015 - 7:54pm
ZippyDSMleeSora-Chan: Blender is easy compared to 3Dmax :P08/28/2015 - 6:51pm
Sora-Chantime to take up a hobby? maybe messing around in GIMP to make wallpapers? use qCAD to design somethin? open Blender and stare at it for a couple hours trying to figure what does what?08/28/2015 - 6:41pm
Big PermAlso, yes. I've been spamming the shoutbox. I don't have much going on today, don't judge me08/28/2015 - 3:25pm
Big PermThanks, but yeah. Not sure I wanna drop that kind of cash :P I don't even mind the sound quality of my krakens, it just hurts to wear em after a couple hours.08/28/2015 - 3:25pm
Sora-Chan@Big Perm: I'm a bit of a fan of the Omega Recon3D headset from SoundBlaster. Though it is a bit expensive.08/28/2015 - 2:36pm
Big PermI actually need to look into a new headset. I have those green razer krakens and I would not suggest them. Though maybe they're better for people without glasses08/28/2015 - 11:32am
Big PermI've never heard if Apple was dominant in Japan.08/28/2015 - 11:25am

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