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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Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 137

March 30, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

If you missed Saturday's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 137), 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 the latest GamePolitics poll ("What was the best decade for video games?" - 20:55 mark), GenCon and SB 101 (39:39), and the Northamtonshire police commissioner's (UK) call for an AO rating for GTA V and other games with ultra violence (1:04:19).

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Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 135

March 16, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

If you missed Saturday's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 135), 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 Studio Will Electronic Arts Close Next?

March 12, 2015 - Andrew Eisen

Two time consecutive winner of The Consumerist's Worst Company in America Award, Electronic Arts, closed Maxis (SimCity, The Sims) last week and the world said:

"Feh, no surprise there."

Indeed, buying and closing studios is old hat for old EA.  Check out this list of shuttered studios, courtesy of Kotaku.

So who's next?

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Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 134

March 9, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

If you missed Saturday's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 134), 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: Should EA Keep the Maxis Name Alive?

March 4, 2015 - Andrew Eisen

As we reported earlier today, Electronic Arts has shuttered Maxis, the developer behind The Sims and SimCity franchises.

I was thinking about asking if you were surprised but GP's Managing Editor had a better angle for this week's poll:

Should EA keep the Maxis name alive?  

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Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 133

March 2, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

If you missed Saturday's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 133), you can watch the video replay on YouTube, or download it below. On this week's show hosts Andrew Eisen and E.

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Poll: Will an M Rating Hurt Batman: Arkham Knight's Sales?

February 26, 2015 - Andrew Eisen

Okay, let's take a quick break from all that heavy net neutrality stuff and talk about Batman!

Specifically, the new Batman game's ESRB rating.

Batman: Arkham Knight will release this June sporting an M rating.  This surprised many as the previous games in the Arkham series (Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, Arkham Origins and Arkham Origins: Blackgate) have all been rated T.

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Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 132

February 23, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

If you missed Saturday's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 132), you can watch the video replay on YouTube, or download it below. On this week's show hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight discuss the latest GamePolitics poll ("Should Nintendo buy Capcom or Sega?" - 28:58 mark), Zenimax sending a cease & desist letter to Fortress Fallout's developer (50:00), and Comcast balking at California's conditions for its merger with TWC (1:00:38).

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Poll: Would You Rather Nintendo Buy Capcom or Sega?

February 17, 2015 - Andrew Eisen

Towards the end of last weekend's podcast, one of our listeners asked me an interesting question:

Would I rather see Nintendo buy Capcom or Sega?

As a fan of all three companies, that's a tough question for me so I said I'd give it some thought. Interested in what others think, I posed the question on my Twitter, Facebook and in our very own Shout box. You all seem to be having a good time with the question so I thought I'd make it this week's poll.

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Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 131

February 16, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

If you missed Saturday's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 131), you can watch the video replay on YouTube, or download it below. On this week's show host Andrew Eisen is not joined by E. Zachary Knight because it was Valentine's Day.

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Poll: Should the FCC Exempt Municipal Broadband Providers From Common Carrier Status?

February 11, 2015 - Andrew Eisen

The FCC seems gung ho about reclassifying broadband and mobile internet providers as common carriers in order to enforce net neutrality rules but it seems municipal broadband providers want none of that.

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Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 130

February 9, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

If you missed Saturday's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 130), you can watch the video replay on YouTube, or download it below. On this week's show hosts Andrew Eisen and E.

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Poll: What Do You Think of FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler?

February 6, 2015 - Andrew Eisen

Net neutrality, the idea that internet service providers should treat all legal internet traffic equally (no blocking, throttling or paid prioritization), is an important topic 'round these parts.  People who use the internet for work, leisure or both tend to strongly support it.  ISPs like Verizon and Comcast?  Not so much.  And that's understandable.  I mean, why wouldn't you want to, for example, throttle Netflix to encourage people to use your own video service?

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Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 129

February 2, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

If you missed Saturday's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 129), you can watch the video replay on YouTube, watch the video to your left, or download it below. On this week's show hosts Andrew Eisen and E.

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Poll: Which Feminist Frequency Video Are You Looking Forward To Most?

January 27, 2015 - Andrew Eisen

Feminist Frequency has announced its plans for the new year and in addition to new entries in its Tropes vs Women series, it will also start two new video projects.  The first is a new series that examines the representations of men and masculinity in video games and the second a miniseries presenting examples of positive female characters in video games.

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Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 128

January 26, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

If you missed Saturday's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 128), you can watch the video replay on YouTube, or download it below. On this week's show hosts Andrew Eisen and E.

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Poll: Will the Successor to Club Nintendo Be Worth a Damn?

January 20, 2015 - Andrew Eisen

On Tuesday morning, Nintendo announced that Club Nintendo is coming to an end and will eventually be replaced by a brand, spanking new customer loyalty program.

Club Nintendo is a service that allows Nintendo players to register their games and complete surveys in exchange for coins that can be redeemed for a variety of digital and physical goods such as downloads of classic games or Nintendo character-themed greeting cards.

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Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 127

January 19, 2015 - GamePolitics Staff

If you missed Saturday's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 127), you can watch the video replay on YouTube, or download it below. On this week's show hosts Andrew Eisen and E.

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Poll: How Will Brazil React To Nintendo No Longer Selling Its Games There?

January 16, 2015 - Andrew Eisen

Life may no longer be worth living in Brazil.

As we reported earlier this week, due to ridiculously high tariffs, Nintendo has stopped selling its goods in Brazil.

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DocMelonheadIn fact, if the whole campaign is to make fun of Zoe Quinn, Leigh Alexander, and Brianna Wu, then I'm not going to stop them.05/29/2015 - 2:30pm
Wonderkarp@andrew game parody idea. 50 shapes of grey05/29/2015 - 2:30pm
DocMelonheadBut I highly doubt that they encourage "death threats"; even they know that gone too far.05/29/2015 - 2:29pm
Wonderkarpi mean, i could create a a random twitter, tweet #blacklivesmatter along with terrinle racist death threats to somebody and be and youd claim the tag was a harrasment campaign by that logic. no. its a bigger issue than a random hashtag05/29/2015 - 2:28pm
DocMelonheadIf by Harass as in "Mock and Ridicule", then yes, GamerGate encourage that along with everyone else that made fun of others.05/29/2015 - 2:28pm
Andrew EisenNeed to finish Wonderful 101. Need to start Bayonetta and Pikmin 3. Yep, lots of stuff to play.05/29/2015 - 2:23pm
Andrew EisenKarp - I've been playing through New Super Mario Bros. 2. Also Shapes of Gray and OlliOlli. Really want to go back and finish Xenoblade Chronicles and Last of Us but probably won't have time for a bit.05/29/2015 - 2:22pm
Wonderkarpi never said it was "gamergates massive harrasment campaign". i mean, truth be told, crap was slung at her long before gamergate was a thing.05/29/2015 - 2:21pm
IronPatriotDocMelonHead, do you also acknowledge that the gamergate accusations of bad "ethics in journalism" against them have been proven false? Thus making gamergate's "journalism ethics" claim about them a sham and a fraud?05/29/2015 - 1:53pm
IronPatriotDocMelonhead, you "acknowledge that Wu, Quinn, and Sarkeesian, been harassed way before the creation of the hashtag" but do you acknowledge that gamergate is WRONG to carry out the massive campaign of harassment against them?05/29/2015 - 1:50pm
IronPatriotWonderkarp, it is good to hear you say that gamergate's massive harassment campaign is wrong. That is a long way from when all you would condemn them for is being "misguided and unfocused"05/29/2015 - 1:45pm
WonderkarpSo what are we all playing this weekend? I'm planning on splitting it between Splatoon and Witcher 3. Though I might stream Drakengard 3. I try to stream Games other people arent playing.05/29/2015 - 1:45pm
IronPatriotDocMelonhead, I do not think it is fair to blame the fraud of gamergate on conservatives just because some far-right, anti-feminist 4channers used harassment as a tool against women. Plenty of conservatives are just as appalled at gamergate as most people05/29/2015 - 1:30pm
IronPatriotThanks, James, for speaking out against the personal attacks. It will be good to see factual discussion.05/29/2015 - 1:25pm
Matthew Wilsonhttps://twitter.com/austin_walker/status/604278507632386048 giantbomb got a new hire this will be interesting. I never heard of him.05/29/2015 - 1:17pm
Wonderkarpdespite my feelings for Sarkeesians work, nobody deserves the kind of crap hurled at her.05/29/2015 - 12:52pm
Wonderkarpment there was plenty of Greninja to go around. and I know my brother get his Ness.05/29/2015 - 12:51pm
Wonderkarpso I went Amiibo shopping today. Scored Greninja, Wario, Pacman, Charizard, and the two Inklings. From what I understand, Target is already sold out of Jigglypuff and its once again a mad house. TRU had a great "Buy only 1 of each character" Rule that05/29/2015 - 12:50pm
DocMelonheadHell, I even have an account at BoingBoing, and even they are Anti-GamerGate.05/29/2015 - 12:49pm
Andrew EisenEZK - There's also this Portal short film making the rounds. Some laudable production value but personally I think it's absolutely terrible as a short. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Z32T7tpgOdk05/29/2015 - 12:48pm
 

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