136 - Shelved Games Podcast 09/02/2019

136 - Shelved Games Podcast 09/02/2019

*** CONTENT WARNING: SEXUAL ASSAULT, RAPE, & SUICIDE ***

Skip ahead to 00:22:25 to avoid this discussion at the top of the show.

On this week’s podcast, we discuss recent allegations of abuse in the games industry, along with their fallout and ongoing reporting. We dig into why it’s taken the industry so long to have it’s “MeToo” moment and what we can try to do to make our spaces safer for everyone. We dive deep on new updates to Rainbow Six Siege, the overwhelming scope of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and even how fun and addictive idle games can be. Plus, is the original Rainbow Six novel any good? Well…. it’s complicated.

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Find David’s work at https://dsmilne.com/

This week’s sources:

“Emerging from the shadow of GamerGate” by Jessica Conditt

“Night In The Woods Designer Alec Holowka Dies” by Jason Schreier

Check out John’s recommendation this week, the series Dark Side of the Ring.

If you need help and need to talk to someone, dial Crisis Services Canada at 1-833-456-4566

In the USA, call 1-800-273-8255

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135 - Shelved Games Podcast 06/17/2019

135 - Shelved Games Podcast 06/17/2019

E3 has come and gone, so we break down the best and most disappointing news from the biggest week in games! Is the future streaming? Does E3 even matter anymore? Can we put Keanu Reeves in everything? Find out the answer to these burning questions and more! Plus… we realize we’re old and jaded and just end up sighing a lot.

Jump into the Discord server to talk about the show or just to hit up all the cool folks in the community! https://discord.gg/0cnPsuJSU8De134Z

Find David’s work at https://dsmilne.com/

Check out this breakdown of representation from the E3 conference: “Female Representation in Videogames Isn’t Getting Any Better”

Check out John’s recommendation this week, the video essay “Bringing Back What’s Stolen”

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134 - Shelved Games Podcast 04/01/2019

134 - Shelved Games Podcast 04/01/2019

Google promises to change the way we play video games with Stadia, their new livestreaming platform. We may have reservations but Microsoft doesn’t as they promise to showcase more of XCloud in the coming months. Plus Apple gets in on the fun with a new subscription gaming service called Apple Arcade. We chat about Ted’s obsession with Apex Legends and take a weird turn when John goes deep on Magic: The Gathering.

Find Ted’s work at https://www.instagram.com/railcarcreative/

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133 - Shelved Games Podcast 02/25/2019

133 - Shelved Games Podcast 02/25/2019

Will Anthem fill the loot-shooter sized hole in our hearts? This episode we discuss its rocky launch, the meteoric rise of Apex Legends, and Bowser taking over Nintendo. Our main topic this week is Activision Blizzard’s massive layoffs and the possibility of unionization within the industry. Plus, we discover a new hero in Dota 2 — the secret origins of Marxist Sven!

Find the AFL-CIO’s letter to game developers here: https://kotaku.com/an-open-letter-to-game-developers-from-americas-largest-1832652654

Jump into the Discord server to talk about the show or just to hit up all the cool folks in the community! https://discord.gg/0cnPsuJSU8De134Z 

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132 - The Shelved Games Podcast 02/04/2019

132 - The Shelved Games Podcast 02/04/2019

We count down our most anticipated games of 2019! What titles will surprise us and which will let us down? Plus, we have initial impressions of Anthem, an update on rapper DMX, and just what the heck is going on with Star Citizen?

Find David’s work at https://dsmilne.com/

Is DMX in jail? http://isdmxinjail.com/

Let us know what your looking forward to in 2019! Hop onto the Discord server and share your list. https://discord.gg/0cnPsuJSU8De134Z 

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Podcast Update 01/11/2019

Podcast Update 01/11/2019

A quick update on the podcast and everything else Shelved Games. The next few months are going to be busy, so here’s what’s happening.

Get updates about Shelved Games and everything else John is working on via Twitter: https://twitter.com/john_tab

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131 - The Shelved Games of the Year 2018 - 01/07/2019

131 - The Shelved Games of the Year 2018 - 01/07/2019

We count down the BEST games we played in 2018! What titles from this year impressed us and what did we take off the shelf from years past? Find out what made our hosts’ lists in this two-and-a-half hour episode!

Find Ted’s work at https://www.instagram.com/railcarcreative/

Find David’s work at https://dsmilne.com/

Find Amy’s charity streams at https://www.twitch.tv/ladycommander

Want to be a part of our Game of the Year discussion? Hop onto the Discord server and send us your list of the top 5 games you played in 2018!  https://discord.gg/0cnPsuJSU8De134Z 

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130 - Shelved Games Podcast 12/24/2018

130 - Shelved Games Podcast 12/24/2018

PUBG is secretly still more popular than Fortnite. We were surprised too! This week, Blizzard kills Heroes of the Storm’s esports scene, Discord launches a salvo in the publisher wars, and Game Workers Unite gets its first official union. Plus, Kingdom Hearts III leaks super early and Epic Games gets sued over flossing.

Haven’t donated to our Extra Life fundraising efforts? There’s still time! Donate here: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/shelvedgames

Want to be a part of our Game of the Year discussion? Hop onto the Discord server and send us your list of the top 5 games you played in 2018!  https://discord.gg/0cnPsuJSU8De134Z 

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129 - Shelved Games Podcast 12/10/2018

129 - Shelved Games Podcast 12/10/2018

Epic Games makes a big play with a new storefront as it tries to upset Steam’s monopoly. Bethesda leaks customer data, Counter-Strike gets a battle royale, and Fortnite gets sued over stealing dance moves. Plus, we chat about the highlights from this year’s Game Awards!

Haven’t donated to our Extra Life fundraising efforts? There’s still time! Donate here: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/shelvedgames

Have questions or topic suggestions for the show? Jump into the Discord server and be a part of the conversation! https://discord.gg/0cnPsuJSU8De134Z 

Find David’s work and the Monday Mobile Podcast here: https://dsmilne.com/

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128 - Shelved Games Podcast 12/03/2018

128 - Shelved Games Podcast 12/03/2018

It’s the episode we recorded at 2:30 a.m. during our Extra Life marathon! Bethesda suffers a customer service blunder, Sony decides to skip E3, and the FTC decides to investigate loot boxes. Plus, what games are we playing these days and why do we subject ourselves to a 24-hour gaming marathon. (Apologies for the rough audio quality on this one.)

Haven’t donated to our Extra Life fundraising efforts? There’s still time! Donate here: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/shelvedgames

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Extra Life & Artifact Update 11/19/2018

Extra Life & Artifact Update 11/19/2018

A quick update on our Extra Life charity marathon along with what we’re planning for the Artifact Beta!

We’ll be live-streaming our 24-hour charity marathon on our Twitch page https://www.twitch.tv/shelvedgames starting December 1st at 10am Pacific Time! Check out all the details on our donation page here: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/shelvedgames and find a list of the current prize pool here.

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127 - Shelved Games Podcast 11/12/2018

127 - Shelved Games Podcast 11/12/2018

K-pop has come to video games and now we want more. The League of Legends World Championships kick off with an augmented reality K-pop performance while Riot Games faces litigation over gender discrimination. Plus we chat No Man’s Sky, the Diablo: Immortal backlash, and we dig into problematic behaviours that are normalized in “gamer culture.”

Help us raise money for the BC Children’s Hospital through Extra Life! https://www.extra-life.org/participant/shelvedgames Join us for our 24-hour marathon starting December 1st streamed live at https://www.twitch.tv/shelvedgames

Find K/DA - POP/STARS (ft Madison Beer, (G)I-DLE, Jaira Burns) here: https://youtu.be/UOxkGD8qRB4

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126 - Shelved Games Podcast 11/05/2018

126 - Shelved Games Podcast 11/05/2018

It’s a rowdy kitchen table version of the Shelved Games Podcast! The reveal of Diablo Immortal leads to Blizzard fans lashing out at the developer. Nintendo drops a ton of Super Smash Bros Ultimate news, Fortnite takes on Times Square, and new cheating controversies in esports. Plus, we lament our time with Rainbow Six and dig into a listener question on video game literacy.

Check out the Monday Mobile Podcast here: https://soundcloud.com/mondaymobilepodcast

Find Ted’s videography work here: https://www.instagram.com/railcarcreative/

Find Jason Schreier’s investigative piece on Rockstar here: https://kotaku.com/inside-rockstar-games-culture-of-crunch-1829936466

Have questions or topic suggestions for the show? Jump into the Discord server and be a part of the conversation! https://discord.gg/0cnPsuJSU8De134Z 

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125 - Shelved Games Podcast 10/29/2018

125 - Shelved Games Podcast 10/29/2018

Today we interview SpicySpaceMuffin on the ups and downs of content creation! We discuss Twitch as a platform for empathy and interaction, the importance of mental health, and parenting in the age of Fortnite. Plus, how is the Call of Duty community reacting to Black Ops 4 and what does the future hold for the battle royale genre?

Find Todd’s live-streams and the rest of his links on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/spicyspacemuffin

Have questions or topic suggestions for the show? Jump into the Discord server and be a part of the conversation! https://discord.gg/0cnPsuJSU8De134Z 

Find our livestreams on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/shelvedgames

Find Todd’s live-streams and the rest of his links on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/spicyspacemuffin

Have questions or topic suggestions for the show? Jump into the Discord server and be a part of the conversation! https://discord.gg/0cnPsuJSU8De134Z 

Find our livestreams on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/shelvedgames

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124 - Shelved Games Podcast 10/22/2018

124 - Shelved Games Podcast 10/22/2018

The one about Hollow Knight! It’s a short solo-hosted show, so we keep things simple. Rockstar Games is under the microscope as discussions of crunch and labour practices loom over this week’s release of Red Dead Redemption 2. Plus, Sony encounters a bug that is hard crashing PS4s and Fornite is hoping to find its next Ninja with community tournaments.

Have questions or topic suggestions for the show? Jump into the Discord server and be a part of the conversation! https://discord.gg/0cnPsuJSU8De134Z 

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123 - Shelved Games Podcast 10/15/2018

123 - Shelved Games Podcast 10/15/2018

It looks like the future of gaming might be streaming, but is there still a need for console hardware? Sony confirms it’s working on the next PlayStation, Microsoft reveals xCloud, and Telltale’s The Walking Dead gets picked up by Skybound. Plus, you’ll finally be able to change your terrible PSN name from 12 years ago.

Have questions or topic suggestions for the show? Jump into the Discord server and be a part of the conversation! https://discord.gg/0cnPsuJSU8De134Z 

Find our livestreams on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/shelvedgames

If you want a cool standing desk like Ted, check out the frame he got: https://www.primecables.ca/p-355830-cab-et101-wh-primecables-electric-sit-to-stand-adjustable-desk-riser-frame-table-top-not-included-white#sku363439

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122 - Shelved Games Podcast 10/08/2018

122 - Shelved Games Podcast 10/08/2018

A new Fortnite event doubles down on getting creators paid and getting players to spend more money. Google announces the ambitious Project Stream, Nintendo is planning a Switch upgrade, and a new Harry Potter RPG leaks. Plus, what if Mega Man had a gritty live-action movie?

Have questions or topic suggestions for the show? Jump into the Discord server and be a part of the conversation! https://discord.gg/0cnPsuJSU8De134Z 

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121 - Shelved Games Podcast 10/01/2018

121 - Shelved Games Podcast 10/01/2018

The fallout from TellTale’s closure continues this week with rumours, horror stories, lawsuits and more. Sony buckles to pressure and enables cross-play for Fortnite and Nintendo Switch cloud saves are more complicated than they need to be. Plus, we want our Jeopardy money.

Have questions or topic suggestions for the show? Jump into the Discord server and be a part of the conversation! https://discord.gg/0cnPsuJSU8De134Z 

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120 - Shelved Games Podcast 09/24/2018

120 - Shelved Games Podcast 09/24/2018

Why would the world ruin Toad like this? Massive layoffs hit Capcom Vancouver and TellTale as both studios close their doors. Sony gets on the nostalgia train and Nintendo Switch Online doesn’t care about your cloud saves. Plus, Spider-Man is a snitch.

Have questions or topic suggestions for the show? Jump into the Discord server and be a part of the conversation! https://discord.gg/0cnPsuJSU8De134Z 

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119 - Shelved Games Podcast 09/17/2018

119 - Shelved Games Podcast 09/17/2018

How do games keep getting microtransactions wrong? We bring back our favourite local game developer to chat about monetization, NBA 2K19, and how to make players feel good about spending money. Nintendo shares more details about its online service, Alan Wake is getting a TV show, and what happens when fandom turns violent. Plus, a Spider-Man proposal gone wrong!

Have questions or topic suggestions for the show? Jump into the Discord server and be a part of the conversation! https://discord.gg/0cnPsuJSU8De134Z 

Find our livestreams on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/shelvedgames

Check out the Monday Mobile Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/mondaymobilepodcast

Check out the P.V.P: Pitch Circuit if you’re in Vancouver! https://www.picatic.com/PVP03-SummerFall2018

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