Today on the DG Podcast we get into a deep discussion about nerd things that make us nostalgic. We visit cartoons from our childhood. Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Talespin, and more feature in our discussion. We also decide that many of the current cartoon offerings are somewhat lacking when compared to the cartoons we saw as children. I think that I would like to revisit this topic in the future I have more to say about it. We also revisit violence in video game as a result of the media attention that this topic has been getting lately. We make an open invitation to any of our listeners to join us for a Pen and Paper RPG session in the future. If any of you are interested let us know and we will set up a session and record it for a future episode. Our Battle Royale this week is a fight between two of our all-time favorite superheroes: Captain America versus Spider-man. Let us know what you think by commenting on our Twitter account or our blog. If there are any topics relating to nerd culture or you have an idea for a Battle Royale match-up, let us know and we will discuss it on the podcast.
In this week’s episode, Jason discusses games that killed the franchise. We talk about Too Human, Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed, Guitar Hero, Mass Effect, Metal Gear, Bioshock, God of War, Dragon Age, Force Unleashed, and many more. Rhett’s topics this week include Avatar: the Last Airbender and why the movie was such a big disappointment. He also discusses gaming news and ties to last week’s episode. We also have the return of the Battle Royale. This week, who would win, George Washington or Adolph Hitler. Let us know what you think by commenting on our Twitter account or our blog. If there are any topics relating to nerd culture or you have an idea for a Battle Royale match-up, let us know and we will discuss it on the podcast.
We mentioned that we would be discussing a special topic during this episode, Violence in Video Games. We divided the topic into two sections. Rhett discusses the research that has been done trying to prove that violence in video games causes violence. Jason then discusses the incidents that people have tried to tie to violence in video games. Sorry, no Battle Royale this week. It will return next week. Let us know what you think by commenting on our Twitter account or our blog. If you have any topics relating to nerd culture or you have an idea for a Battle Royale match-up, let us know and we will discuss it on the podcast. Rats and Music: http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Music/Mice_and_Music_Experiment_Mo.html http://www.musictherapyresearchblog.com/stress-asthma-music-rats/ Video Game Studies: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/12/science/studying-the-effects-of-playing-violent-video-games.html?_r=0 http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/23/study-violent-video-games-do-not-cause-real-violence/ http://kotaku.com/5976781/25-video-game-violence-studies-summarized
Episode 13…If we were superstitious we might have called this 12a or even 14, but here is episode 13. Rhett starts us off with some info on Ancient Rome and then he finishes up with a review of Bioshock Infinite. If you are wondering whether or not to purchase Bioshock Infinite, listen here first. Jason opens his comments with a plug for the old Rankin/Bass Hobbit cartoon from 1977. Whether you have seen it or not, you have to admit that it is a more faithful interpretation than the monstrosity that Peter Jackson unleashed on just last year. Then he turns our attention to sexism in video games. Why is it that we let the gaming industry get away with female characters like Bayonetta, Lollipop Chainsaw, and Ivy Valentine? Because we are men and we like to look at beautiful women, even if they aren’t real. Finally, in this week’s Battle Royale we have a twofer. In our first match-up we have The Trojan Man versus Eric Cartman. In our second, we have Ariel Castro versus a Rope, we’ll let you guess who won that one. Let us know what you think by commenting on our Twitter account or our blog. Also, if you have any topics relating to nerd culture that you want us to discuss or any Battle Royale match-ups that you want to hear us debate send us your comments.
We are also gearing up for a special topic next week. We encourage you to tune in. We hope that you will find it interesting and encourage your friends to tune in as well.