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Alternate Titles: "#NotYourTarget" or "Tell 'Em If They Don't Know" or "The Child of Diogenes & Cassandra"
- Tonight's Beverages: Simple Times Lager (Dirk); Kentucky Ballslap (Otto).
- We're back on a same-week recording/podcasting schedule now. Subscribe to get the show a week before it airs.
- Mopping up last week's Van Halen shows, Letterman's Top 10 List, The Flash, the Guardians of the Galaxy TV series, and J.Law's back on the market.
- Title announced: Star Wars - Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Talk among yourself.
- Discussion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe announcements.
- The comparo photo of Natalie Dormer and Captain Marvel:
Howard Stark is played by Dominic Cooper.
- Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider) returns to health and working.
- Dirk's friends lost on The Amazing Race. An interview with them and we're going to try and talk to them.
- The Mort Drucker-drawn album cover for the first album by The Bears:
- Video shot at the show Dirk referenced:
- BONUS! A complete concert! You're welcome!
- >>> #GamerGate Stuff <<<
- Previous discussions can be found in these three episodes. Cherkemert, please.
- The Reason.com articles that really helped organize our discussions: Cathy Young's Sex, Lies and Gender Games, Videogames Meet Feminism, and Misandry in GamerGate.
- Know Your Meme's chronology of GamerGate. Links for what we read off are there.
- Some background about who we are to set the table.
- Interview with Fine Young Capitalists over Zoe Quinn’s antics.
- One Angry Gamer - Zoe Quinn didn’t doxx TFYC (or did she just retweet it?)
- Dirk epic failing at DiRT 3:
- Daily Dot - How to End GamerGate by Dennis Scimeca.
- Samantha Allen's manifesto of misandry.
- "PIV is always rape, OK?" (Warning: Insanity at link.) How the Twitterverse reacted. (Warning: LOLs at link.)
- Meet Leigh Alexander, the bullying guru of the anti-gamer gaming hacks. A snip that we didn't read on the show, but read the whole article:
But as bad as the ethical failings of many games journalists have been, they were largely acts of stupidity and greed. Leigh Alexander’s agenda however, is rooted in something far uglier: she actually hates gamers, despite being a journalist principally concerned with video games.
In other words, she hates her own audience.
Take a look at that "Gamers are over" article: "Games culture is a petri dish of people who know so little about how human social interaction and professional life works that they can concoct online 'wars' about social justice or 'game journalism ethics,' straight-faced.."
She laughs about the stereotype of shy and reserved gamers, but how funny is it to mock people who play games by calling them names? Sure, some gamers enjoy gaming because because it provides a space where refined social skills aren’t necessary, but that doesn’t make their complaints about crusading journalists any less valid. In her world, the reticence of gamers to swallow her Weltanschauung can only be caused by a neural development disorder.
Alexander also thinks that the current target audience for games developers needs to change. She asserts that this presumed group of disabled cavemen have been pandered to for too long and they need to have their toys taken away: "This is hard for people who’ve drank the kool aid about how their identity depends on the ageing cultural signposts of a rapidly-evolving, increasingly broad and complex medium. It's hard for them to hear they don't own anything, anymore, that they aren’t the world’s most special-est consumer demographic, that they have to share."
- Some YouTubers to check out for GG vidyas: Sargon of Akkad; Thunderf00t; MundaneMatt; InternetAristrocrat; jordanowen42.
- Devin Wilson’s “Guide To Ending Gamers.”
- Once again, the must-read explanation of Kafkatrapping. Read it.
- Yahtzee's review of Spec Ops: The Line:
- Correct joke wording: "If I want to look at a ridiculous caricature of manhood, I'll look in a mirror."
- NY Times Op-Ed “Can Video Games Survive? The Disheartening GamerGate Campaign.”
- This. Never. Gets. Old. Never.
- The tweets by a female game dev protesting the deification of "prom queen" Anita Sarkeesian.
- Dirk's spoiler-free review of Gone Home.
- The Verge's lie-packed rage about Intel pulling advertising.
- Amanda Marcotte's Intel lies at Slate.
- Aja Romano at Daily Dot lies about Intel.
- Daily Caller - "Gawker: Our Advertisers Are Scum, Who Needs Them Anyway?"
- Adland - "Gawker is toxic to brands who partner with them."
- Daily Dot - "The one analogy you need to understand #GamerGate." (Warning: Manure about 'mantle and core' at link.)
- The newest supposed victim - Brianna Wu - takes the field; gets rage-filled posts of support from sci-fi author John Scalzi; gets totally uncritical praise from The Mary Sue for her TV appearances which Sargon aptly shreds into confetti:
Then she gets savagely beaten by a guy in a wheelchair:
The despicably uses the murder of a mother of four young children to claim more faux victimhood: Which made MundaneMatt's support of her reward seem regrettable.
- The SNL "Sexual Harassment and You" sketch with Tom Brady.
- The best source of news for advanced Android users: Android Police.
- Otto's wife the Commie.
- Taylor Swift's 1989 sells 1.287M records and pulls her back catalog off Spotify (because money) which prompts this twit to attack Spotify for wanting to better serve their customers. (Snob.) This guy got a better deal for buying the CD from Amazon and, despite the title, this guy admits vinyl is inferior. Fortunately there's help for this:
- Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is canceled. Try and be strong, America.
- Some people finally noticed that Lena Dunham wrote about her sexually molesting her sister in her autobiography, Weighing My Privilege. (Actual title probably different.) She threatens to sue sites for quoting WHAT SHE WROTE; "apologized" and got the support of the victim whom she'd dressed up as a "Hell's Angel sex property" when she was 5-years-old (the sister, not Lena); was criticized by both conservative-leaning sites and rabid man-hating radical feminist Samantha Allen (yes, the misandrist from earlier in the show); canceled book tour dates and was reminded that suing won't get her off the hook.
- AC/DC's drummer charged with procuring murder, but shortly after the show taping, the charges were dropped.
- Amazon Prime unlimited photo storage in cloud, is sitting on $83M of Fire phones (but still developing 2nd gen), and introduced the Fire TV Stick, a competitor to Chromecast and Roku Stick.
- Android Lollipop pushed to AOSP, but updates for older Nexuses delayed until 11/12. A good overview Lollipop review at Engadget.
- Nexus 9 disappointing in reviews and the Nexus 6 keeps selling out instantly.
- OnePlus One has sold 500K phones, but only makes $10 profit on each according to this Forbes piece.
- Next-gen (PC/PS4/XBone) Grand Theft Auto V will have a first-person mode! Look how shiny and rad this looks:
- "The Crazy Journey to Save Grim Fandango" (written by Nathan Grayson!)
- We close with some cool Google Now voice commands including Bacon Numbers.
- The Kirsten Dunst picture we were looking at: