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Podcast Episode 71: Feminism and Harassment in Gaming and Nerd Culture

Posted by Matthew on August 30, 2014
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Awesome Friday

This week on a very special episode of Awesome Friday we discussed the ongoing situation in the gaming world for the last two weeks; namely the harassment of video game developer Zoe Quinn and video game critic Anita Sarkeesian.

None of us are surprised at the levels of rage and misogyny directed at these women but each of us reacted in similar but different ways and though we had intended to touch on the subject and then carry on with our regular movie, game, and book reviews and recommendations we ended up talking about this for over an hour.

Suffice to say this episode of our podcast has different content than you’re used to hearing from us but it’s a discussion we didn’t want to avoid having and the result is a conversation we’re all glad we had and are looking forward to sharing with all of you.

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Holy Shit: British Man Sentenced to Nearly 3 Years Jail Time For Movie Piracy

Posted by Matthew on August 25, 2014
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Fast and Furious 6

A 25-year-old man in the UK was the first person to record and illegally distribute Furious 6 when it was released. He was caught and tried and today was sentenced to 33 months jail time. so in case you were wondering if there’s a real penalty for piracy the answer is “yes”; or at least it is in the UK.

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Real News: Arrest Made in the ‘Goodfella’s’ Airport Heist Case

Posted by Matthew on January 23, 2014
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Goodfellas

Have you seen Goodfellas? remamber the airport heist? Remember how that’s all based in fact? Well, they finally arrested someone in connection to the heist.

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