A new show about fandom, internet culture, and the unusual things people do in video games - hosted by Gita Jackson and Patricia Hernandez
Fortnite's Emotes Are Taking Over The World
Fortnite’s emotes have taken on a life of their own: in the last two weeks, I’ve seen kids and adults alike replicating the game in real life. If you watch sports, you’ve likely seen goals or good plays celebrated through emotes. And if you play, you’ve definitely had some jerk dance over your cold, lifeless corpse.
The Endless Appeal of A Good Video Game Character Creator
Gita and Patricia discuss why a porn game with a robust character creator blew up, what makes for a good video game sex scene, and talk all about why Into The Breach is so damn good.
The Fate of All Video Game Butts
Gita and Maddy Myers dissect how people talk about video games and sexuality, especially in regards to Bayonetta, Nier: Automata, and Soul Calibur. Why are so many conversations around these games focused on whether or not they are sexist? What do the games themselves actually say, beyond the lurid character designs?
The Cloverfield Paradox Is Trash, But We Love It Anyway
The Cloverfield Paradox is not good. By now, most people have heard the movie is mediocre. But you know what? I still really liked watching it anyway. In the latest podcast episode of Fave This, Gita Jackson and I dive into the Cloverfield universe, and its ongoing alternate reality game that encourages viewers to figure out the wider untold story hiding in the margins. We also talk about JJ Abram’s inability to follow through on good ideas, and how Netflix has become a dumping ground for shows and movies that aren’t good, but still manage to keep you watching anyway. SPOILER WARNING: we talk about the plot of all three Cloverfield movies.
Celeste Is Brutal Without Being A Jerk About It
Gita Jackson and Patricia Hernandez discuss difficult games, what motivates people to play them, and how Celeste feels different than most masochistic games (Dark Souls, Super Meat Boy, etc.) Kinder, somehow. There's also plenty of talk on Harry Potter, Dwarf Fortress, Persona, and more.
Understanding The Hype (and Hate) For Nintendo Labo
Gita and Patricia discuss what people expected from the Labo announcement, why some of the response is so negative, and how Nintendo's lineage as a toy company informs what they make.
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I hope you both return soon!
This is one of the ten podcasts I always look forward to listening to, only wish you guys would link some of the projects, or individuals you talk about on YouTube. It’s rather annoying to try to track down the spelling of an individual to find their channel, an article, or for that matter a persons bio. Maybe in show notes you can link all the subjects you mention? Just an idea.