It’s the grab-bag to end all grab-bags and a real emotional roller coaster on this week’s very loose podcast. The biggest topic this week is something more serious than we usually tackle, and that is the wave of racism in the gaming community (highlighted by PewDiePie’s behavior earlier this month) and sexism in the film scene (the scandal involving Devin Faraci, Tim League, Harry Knowles, and more in Austin). It’s not an easy thing to talk about, but it is crucial to stop and take a deeper look, to try understanding how we can better identify and talk about these problems in the future, and what we can all do on an individual basis to try to improve the communities we take part in.
And we try to even out that heavy subject matter with a bevy of funnier, sillier topics, including us speculating about the N64 Classic Edition, updating our thoughts on Destiny 2 and Metroid: Samus Returns, previewing the games we’re playing in October, and much more.
Time Chart: Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:03:47 Stuff, including Kingsman 2 and Tomb Raider trailer: 0:03:47 – 0:27:47 Confronting Racism/Sexism in Film & Gaming: 0:27:47 – 1:24:50 N64 Classic Speculation: 1:24:50 – 1:46:02 Patreon Shout-Outs: 1:46:02 – 1:47:24 Metroid: Samus Returns: 1:47:24 – 2:01:30 Destiny 2: 2:01:30 – 2:16:06 October Game Preview: 2:16:06 – 2:23:36