Category Archives: Gaming

Episode 37 – Crime Does Pay…For the State

Can you believe that states are complaining that a lack of prisoners is cutting too deeply into their revenue streams?  We also discuss the fact that close to half of all super PAC funding comes from only fifty donors.

In entertainment, Matt and I give our impressions of the Rogue One and Dr. Strange trailers.

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Episode 35 – Delayed Justice

President Obama selected a nominee for the Supreme Court and the GOP continues to block the hearing.  We discuss the qualifications of Judge Garland and how the Republican refusal to vote on a new justice can impact elections in November.  Also we compare and contrast Donald Trump’s campaign with other fascists politicians, like Hitler.

For tech and entertainment we cover a drone bazooka, Daredevil season 2, The Division and more.

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Episode 29 – Paris Attacks

Matt and I made time to share our thoughts on the Paris attacks and some of the possible outcomes.  Listen to the episode and share your opinion on what this means for ISIS and the international response.

Also, we have an assortment of news on cops facing time for their crimes, the current pre-election political landscape and upcoming shows.

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Episode 25 – Right To Vote

Last week California decided to reinstate voting rights for low level offender’s who have completed probation.  This  was a significant move, after the Supreme Court struck down the Voter Registration Act.  We discuss the ramifications of this ruling and the ongoing efforts of other states to limit voters in specific areas.

As usual, we round out the episode with entertainment topics.  This week was dominated by some impressions of upcoming games, like Galak-z, on the PS4.

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Episode 24 – Gun Crazy

Mass shootings are becoming a regular occurrence and the country still refuses to implement tougher gun control laws.  We talk about the latest theater shooting, the Boy Scouts allowing gay troop leaders, and why Pittsburgh is on so many travel lists.

For entertainment we briefly give our impressions of the new Lando Calrissian Star Wars comic and J-Stars PS4 game.

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Episode 19 – Confused

Is race a social condition or biological?  Apparently some people are confused on this point.  We talk about the controversy in Spokane and the pool party incident in Texas.

For entertainment, we discuss color blindness in video games and media in general.

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Episode 9 – Strange Fruit

For episode 9, we comment on the newly released report on lynching, completed by Equal Justice Initiative.  Is this report good for race relations, or not?  Listen to the podcast and decide for yourself.

Also, Matt and I talk about the two teen shootings in Pittsburgh that made national news.  Social media played a large role in the perpetrators getting caught and what does that say about narcissism and the young?

Samsung gets a couple minutes of air time with their smart tv’s that know a little too much about their users.

As usual, we round out the podcast on a lighter note, as we look at the deal Marvel and Sony made to bring Spiderman to the Avengers universe.  Lastly, I hype up the new Elite Dangerous space sim game.

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Lynching in America

Samsung TV fails

Spiderman reveal

Elite Dangerous game

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6 – 2050 A.D. Predictions

This week Matt and I went a little long, again.  We start off talking about predictions for things that will be real by 2050 A.D.  Next, we give our impressions on the State of the Union address, by President Obama.  Our longest tangent is on the demise/return of Star Wars comics and video games.

 

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