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Radio Splode Episode 61: Geek Legitimacy Debate

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Listen via iTunes - Download Directly Springing from the Tony Harris debacle late last year, Tropes vs Women in Video Games, and years of brooding frustration with posers, the Splodinators have gathered togethe...

TV Splode: Nerd street cred

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This clip comes from Radio Splode Episode 61: Geek Legitimacy Debate

Radio Splode Episode 60: Feminist Frequency Freak-Out

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Listen via iTunes - Download Directly Anita Sarkeesian isn't the only one being berated online for applying a feminist critique to video games. In this episode of Radio Splode, have a listen to sulci and myself...

TV Splode: Damsel in Distress – Tropes vs Women in Video Games – Reaction

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Anita Sarkeesian has finally released her long-anticipated critique of representations of women in video games. Find out what Newbs and sulci make of her effort to shred the damsel in distress trope. This clip ...

Radio Splode Episode 44: Dating and Gaming Co-mingling

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Listen via iTunes - Download Directly Weskimo, Newbs, sulci, and special guest aparticularperson return for an especially amusing round of discussion regarding dating and gamers. Take heed if you've ever dreame...

Radio Splode Episode 40: Wii U and The Dangers of Gaming

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Listen via iTunes - Download Directly Newbs and Weskimo are occasionally joined by the ghost of sulci in the latest edition of Radio Splode! This week, we start gearing up for Wii U's launch with some much need...

Red Cross: “600 million gamers” might be violating international humanitarian law

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The Red Cross has a lot to worry about. In addition to the usual wars, atrocities, and humanitarian crises occurring all over the world, there are also the 600 million gamers who might just be violating internationa...

PeTA takes on Mario, the great tanooki slaughterer

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From the minds that brought you Super Tofu Boy and Mama Kills Animals comes Super Tanooki Skin 2D. That's right, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are back with another Flash time waster parodying a p...

Radio Splode Episode 4: Manly Gamers and Steve Jobs

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[powerpress] Listen via iTunes It's just Newbs and Weskimo this week in a quick news catch-up. Have a listen if you've ever pondered the degree of masculinity gamers wield. In a formatting note, we're going to sta...

CNN declares gamers masters of the gym

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Perhaps in an effort to make up for that piece from a couple weeks ago which suggested men need to put down video games and grow up, CNN has run a story explaining how awesome gamers are at exercising. It seems the...

CNN contributor to men: “Get off the video games five hours a day, get yourself together”

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CNN contributor William J. Bennett has a thing or two to say about the men of today. It seems dudes have sacrificed family and career to embrace prolonged adolescence and slackerdom, and that's a problem. In express...

Jesus endorses Nintendo

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This may very well be the lamest thing I have ever reported. According to Kotaku, Maryland woman Brittany Wampler has discovered the silhouette of Jesus Christ himself in the plastic casing of an NES she bought off...

Black Ops taunts leads to real life choking, Joystiq tells it like it is

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After repeatedly being taunted by a 13-year-old in games of Call of Duty: Black Ops, Plymouth, England man Mark Bradford had had enough. Bradford tracked down the hooligan in real life and mercilessly choked him. ...

33 year old grandma hooks up with 15 year old over Call of Duty

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Back when she was 33, a woman named Céline found love in Call of Duty with a 15 year old boy. The minor man, codenamed Thomas, was apparently everything she was looking for in a partner. The pair began talking regu...

Blogger dates pro Magic player, cue internet dramarama

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Update: Not to be left out on the action, Magic's official Facebook page is now asking "How many of you have found love because you play Magic: The Gathering?" It seems the odd person has. I realize this isn't a Ma...

Smashed: four men, a Wii, and 27 hours of Super Smash Bros. Brawl

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play Super Smash Bros. Brawl for 27 hours straight? Who am I kidding? Of course you have. Well, today's your lucky day. As it turns out, four members of the Game Info...

“Barcraft” trend surges, nerds become what they hate most

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The Wall Street Journal reports that bars across the United States are experiencing a Zerg rush from lonely geeks seeking to watch pro Starcraft II matches together. Apparently, there is enough interest in pro gami...

Surprise! London riots blamed on GTA

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Video games continue to prove their worth as a scape goat while London burns. Looting and rioting have gripped London for a couple days now, which means it's time to blame something other than stupidity and/or lurk...