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United States

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English


Episodes

Oppression is Systemic

1/13/2019
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Oh boy, I talk about R. Kelly, Drake, and Kevin Hart, and the ideology that oppression, racism, homophobia is all systemic. Grab a drink, sit down, and buckle up for this one.

Duration:00:54:20

Mixed Bag, 2018

1/2/2019
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Come on in, sit down and listen to me talk about the games of the year. Some disappointments, some successes, only a little talk about toxic masculinity, I promise.

Duration:01:08:08

Uh Oh, Fallout76

12/11/2018
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In this episode of The Gaming Abstract I touch on a few issues regarding Fallout 76. I discuss why I'm not engaging with Red Dead Online, and then I recap the year and previous topics along with some predictions of the industry going forward.

Duration:01:01:35

Revising Culture

12/6/2018
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I call out the hypocrisy in the arguments white men are bringing to the table regarding the recent Battlefield 5 marketing fiasco. I painstakingly call out the platform of revisionist history in the context of Battlefield 5 and deconstruct the phenomena as it's expressed through the mainstream zeitgeist.

Duration:00:34:23

Whitesplain

11/29/2018
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To Whitesplain is to be a white male (or female) and speak up, over, or for a community or demographic of people you have no business speaking for. In this episode of The Gaming Abstract I look at the discourse video between Yong Yea and Jason Schreier that cropped up this month and examine the themes of white supremacy evident in it and I also tackle the underlying argument of micro transactions again. White men have a history of policing communities, especially minority communities and...

Duration:01:00:18

Pay To Prey

11/15/2018
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In this episode I tackle micro transactions again in the form of the widely popular Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes. I take a painstaking look at most of the games systems, how they work, and deconstruct why they're bad and exploitative. We must never cease to call out these business practices that only serve to exploit us as consumers and vulnerable populations which include but is not limited to children, and people struggling with addiction. I also briefly mention the inclusion of micro...

Duration:01:12:26

A Menagerie

11/4/2018
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In this episode I sweep up the pieces of my psyche that I pushed to the far recesses of October in the wake of my Spooktackular, I tackle the shooting in my hometown, the existence of Red Dead, a new Indie i'm crushing on, and voting. I also stress the importance of confronting the reality of living in a country populated by millions of self proclaimed Nazis and what we need to realize about that.

Duration:00:44:54

Mook's Top Horror Games

10/23/2018
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In this palette cleanser of an episode I laboriously break down my favorite horror games. We look at State of Decay, Dead Space, Dead Rising, Bloodborne, Darkest Dungeon, and Left 4 Dead. I give a brief summary of said games, explain the mechanics and break down why they work as not only horror, but as art. In the end I also explain the importance of self care, and that can be as simple as turning off the screens and putting on music and staring at a wall. So sit back, relax, and take care...

Duration:01:22:41

Lovecraft is a Garbage Person

10/14/2018
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Title says it all. I tackle Lovecraft and what it means to experience him as a person of color and how I process that, also some thoughts for how other people of color can work through art from a toxic, racist source.

Duration:00:44:54

Why Did She Wait?

9/29/2018
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I tackle some hurtful rhetoric in this somber episode of the Gaming Abstract. I deal with sexual assault and how this country, our culture deals with this phenomena, and I talk about why victims are hesitant to even come forward in the first place.

Duration:00:51:08

A Sea of Stagnation (Nintendo)

9/18/2018
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Fed up with Nintendo's inability to adapt and overcome I examine their online service and the faults within it, and within ourselves as well.

Duration:00:50:53

Authenticity In Gaming

8/30/2018
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In this episode I examine and deconstruct Filip Miucin's response to his alleged plagiarism. I examine the shooting at a Madden tournament, and deconstruct the removal of Alex Jones from social media and how this behavior influences and affects us as people of color.

Duration:01:01:26

The State of Being Black

8/10/2018
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I take a look at what blackness is in America and some of the trials facing us as people of color. I examine and deconstruct the importance of knowledge and critical thinking when it comes to revolutionary ideologies.

Duration:01:23:02

Gambling in Videogames

7/30/2018
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In this episode I tackle the specter of micro-transactions in the form of loot boxes and their effect on the gaming industry.

Duration:00:50:03

Art from the Artist

7/3/2018
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I take a look at the erroneous notion that art can be separate from the artist. The idea that we can somehow partake in the art someone produces while ignoring their politics as a person.

Duration:00:43:00

Dog Whistles

6/17/2018
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I examine dog whistles used in the Gaming media and what they really mean for people of color.

Duration:00:36:56

Character Analysis

5/29/2018
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Today I'm taking a look at quite a few of the characters of color that exist in gaming. I take a brief look at what their games are about and then delve into the people and studios that created them.

Duration:01:09:13

Who I Am

5/7/2018
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A brief intro explaining who I am and what I intend to do with the Gaming Abstract

Duration:00:13:23

Representation in Gaming

5/7/2018
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I look into the various forms of representation in videogames and touch on character customization as it exists for people of color. I also deconstruct the issues with these forms of representation.

Duration:00:42:35