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




The Rey and Kylo Star Wars Ship

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.

Duration: 00:59:22

Our Biggest Video Game Regrets of 2017

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.

Duration: 01:11:03

Why Super Mario Odyssey Is A Hit With Gaymers

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)

Duration: 01:01:39

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

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.

Duration: 01:00:57

Pokemon's World Is BS and Unfair

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.)

Duration: 01:02:41

Back At It Again At Krispy Kreme

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.

Duration: 00:50:02

Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)

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.

Duration: 00:45:48

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

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!

Duration: 00:58:46

Realistic Mario Needs To Stop

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.

Duration: 00:47:37

Playing Destiny 2 Without The Lore vs Reading It

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!

Duration: 00:48:50

What Women Notice When Men Write Female Characters

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.

Duration: 01:17:45

The Rise of Review Bombing On Stream

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?

Duration: 00:38:15

Overwatch's Mercy Problem (Ft. Nico Deyo)

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.

Duration: 01:20:13

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

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.

Duration: 00:47:15

The Internet Has A 'Cringe' Problem

The Favecast talks about how awful the internet is to children, especially in video games, and the cynical culture around "cringe." Patricia talks about watching someone grow up through Xbox Live, the merits of shitposting and unruly Twitch chats. Gita discusses what happens when a fandom gets too big, and how bad apples can define an entire community.

Duration: 00:57:28

Against All Odds, Nintendo Is Cool This Year

In this episode of the Favecast, Patricia talks about Nintendo's brilliant new marketing strategy for the Switch, and Gita talks about how No Man's Sky is winning back the hearts of even the most skeptical haters.

Duration: 00:46:16

Missing The Days of Friending Strangers In Xbox Live

In the inaugural episode of the Favecast, Patricia details an awkward moment of multiplayer on the Nintendo Switch, and Gita talks about what can go wrong when fans ship real people together - and much more!

Duration: 00:33:14