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A new show about fandom, internet culture, and the unusual things people do in video games - hosted by Gita Jackson and Patricia Hernandez

A new show about fandom, internet culture, and the unusual things people do in video games - hosted by Gita Jackson and Patricia Hernandez
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United States

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Panoply

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A new show about fandom, internet culture, and the unusual things people do in video games - hosted by Gita Jackson and Patricia Hernandez

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English


Episodes

Fortnite's Emotes Are Taking Over The World

4/30/2018
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Fortnite’s emotes have taken on a life of their own: in the last two weeks, I’ve seen kids and adults alike replicating the game in real life. If you watch sports, you’ve likely seen goals or good plays celebrated through emotes. And if you play, you’ve definitely had some jerk dance over your cold, lifeless corpse. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:49

The Endless Appeal of A Good Video Game Character Creator

3/9/2018
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Gita and Patricia discuss why a porn game with a robust character creator blew up, what makes for a good video game sex scene, and talk all about why Into The Breach is so damn good. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:49:12

The Fate of All Video Game Butts

2/26/2018
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Gita and Maddy Myers dissect how people talk about video games and sexuality, especially in regards to Bayonetta, Nier: Automata, and Soul Calibur. Why are so many conversations around these games focused on whether or not they are sexist? What do the games themselves actually say, beyond the lurid character designs? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:21

The Cloverfield Paradox Is Trash, But We Love It Anyway

2/9/2018
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The Cloverfield Paradox is not good. By now, most people have heard the movie is mediocre. But you know what? I still really liked watching it anyway. In the latest podcast episode of Fave This, Gita Jackson and I dive into the Cloverfield universe, and its ongoing alternate reality game that encourages viewers to figure out the wider untold story hiding in the margins. We also talk about JJ Abram’s inability to follow through on good ideas, and how Netflix has become a dumping ground for...

Duration:01:04:16

Celeste Is Brutal Without Being A Jerk About It

2/5/2018
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Gita Jackson and Patricia Hernandez discuss difficult games, what motivates people to play them, and how Celeste feels different than most masochistic games (Dark Souls, Super Meat Boy, etc.) Kinder, somehow. There's also plenty of talk on Harry Potter, Dwarf Fortress, Persona, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:30

Understanding The Hype (and Hate) For Nintendo Labo

1/25/2018
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Gita and Patricia discuss what people expected from the Labo announcement, why some of the response is so negative, and how Nintendo's lineage as a toy company informs what they make. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:53

The Rey and Kylo Star Wars Ship

1/13/2018
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Today we discuss what the No Man's Sky community is up to, where open world games go next, and dive into the controversial "Reylo" ship. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:59:22

Our Biggest Video Game Regrets of 2017

12/22/2017
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Video games are largely about making decisions, and you won’t always make the right one. Sometimes, there is no right answer. Sometimes, you’ve got to live with what you did. In In the latest episode of the Favecast, we bring in special guest Danielle Riendeau from Waypoint (disclosure: my girlfriend) to discuss some of the most memorable moments in video games from 2017 with Gita and I. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:11:03

Why Super Mario Odyssey Is A Hit With Gaymers

12/12/2017
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This week I'm joined by Kotaku's social media manager Alex Bedder. He tells me a little bit about the video series he's making for us called TL;DR. After that we chat about Super Mario Odyssey's particular success with gay gamers, how that relates to the Room and The Disaster Artist, and Street Fighter's Menat (#WhosJuri #IDontKnowHer) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:01:39

Zelda's Story In Breath of the Wild Is Powerful, But Also A Bummer

12/2/2017
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Breath of the Wild makes you care about Zelda by making her pain and frustration palpable. By that measure, Zelda’s journey is a good story that accomplishes what it sets out to do. At the same time, the tale at the heart of the game compounds an ongoing frustration felt by some fans: Zelda isn’t allowed to be the kind of hero Link is. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:57

Pokemon's World Is BS and Unfair

11/17/2017
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Gita and Patricia discuss why Team Skull is so good, why Guzma is the best character in Pokemon Sun and Moon, and why Patricia can't finish Nier: Automata (yet.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:02:41

Back At It Again At Krispy Kreme

11/10/2017
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This week Gita is joined by Waypoint's social editor Danika Harrod, who fills in for Patricia who has the week off. We talk shitposting, freak out over K-Pop group Big Bang and discuss the greatest Vine of all time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:02

Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)

11/6/2017
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Patricia is out sick, so this week Gita Jackson is joined by Kotaku staff writer Heather Alexandra to talk about what makes a good creepypasta, the role of camp in games and the sinner's sandwich. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:48

Rick and Morty's Recent Season Didn't Have Much To Say

10/20/2017
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Rick and Morty is in crisis, and we’re not just talking about the few rabid fans that make the show look bad. The show, as a whole, already seems to be running out of steam. Spoilers for Rick and Morty ahead! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:58:46

Realistic Mario Needs To Stop

10/13/2017
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Gita and Patricia talk about Shadow of War's most memorable orc, Mario getting ruined in 2017, Bowser's newfound coolness, what you should do when playing someone who is way better than you at games, and fandom for adults. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:37

Playing Destiny 2 Without The Lore vs Reading It

9/30/2017
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Gita and Patricia describe two very different ways of playing Destiny 2, how shooters (mis)handle stories, and the most important question of all: do the robots in Destiny 2 fuck or nah? Back in the studio today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:50

What Women Notice When Men Write Female Characters

9/27/2017
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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is a story about two kickass women. The game is great, but also, some details make it obvious that the game was written by men. It's not a problem, but it does make some of the dialogue and plot funny to examine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:17:45

The Rise of Review Bombing On Stream

9/16/2017
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Every week, there’s a new headline about jerks who inundate Steam pages with angry reviews. Sometimes, the protests aren’t even about the game at all, but rather a larger controversy involving a developer or publisher. How did this become the now normal? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:15

Overwatch's Mercy Problem (Ft. Nico Deyo)

9/9/2017
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A big controversy within the Overwatch community this year revolved around the healer Mercy. Top players experienced hostility and harassment just for picking the character, and major Overwatch personalities derided the hero for supposedly having a low skill ceiling. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:20:13

Why People Cheat In Games, According To The People Who Stop Them (Ft Maddy Myers!)

9/1/2017
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The folks behind EasyAntiCheat, a service that stops people from cheating in video games, deal with one of the messiest issues in the medium. People often feel that anyone caught breaking the rules should be punished severely, but you don’t always know why someone cheated. That’s where things get dicey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:15