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Molehill Mountain Episode 42 – The Nicki Minaj Special

This week’s show is all about Nicki Minaj, from our favorite video to the time she suffered a wardrobe malfunction and Andrew somehow failed to notice!

0:06 – Minaj à Nicki

13:40 – A moment of silence for Mad Catz who is no longer with us

19:17 – PETA takes issue with milking minigame in 1-2 Switch

39:52 – Cards Against Humanity threatens to buy and publish Congresspersons’ browser histories if FCC privacy protection rule is repealed

57:17 – Twitter hears cries of “egg” accounts harassing people. Fixes it by removing egg image.

1:02:16 – Warner had a fun damage control week with a box art misprint saying LEGO City Undercover required a download bigger than the actual game

The last 45 minutes of the show is just a rambling free for all!

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Super Podcast Action Committee – Episode 165

Super Podcast Action CommitteeOn this week’s show (episode 165) hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight discuss the latest GamePolitics poll (“SXSW cancelled two panels due to threats of violence. Should the panels be reinstated?” – 16:26), Batman: Arkham Knight returns to PC with an apology from Warner Bros. but still doesn’t work all that well (36:10), Nintendo continues censoring risqué costumes, this time in Xenoblade Chronicles X (47:28), and the Library of Congress grants limited DMCA exemptions for cracking games and consoles (1:03:10).

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Super Podcast Action Committee – Episode 113

Super Podcast Action CommitteeIf you missed Saturday’s live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 113), you can watch the video replay on YouTube or download it below.

On this week’s show hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight discuss how the New 3DS is region locked (18:08 mark), a poll on how many typos there are in Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies (26:00), Fight for the Future’s planned protest on net neutrality Sept. 10 (35:35), the open letter from developers calling for more support for diversity in gaming (44:09), Youtuber star PewDiePie’s announcement that he is turning off YouTube comments (1:04:35), and how Maxis used a clever technique to out Sims 4 pirates (1:14:10). You can grab an audio version of the show on iTunes or at the link below:

SuperPAC Episode 113 (1 hour, 30 minutes) 130 MB (the show was live so it is made available in its raw, unedited format).

As always, you can subscribe to the show on iTunes and use our RSS Feed to add the show to your favorite news reader. You can also find us on Facebook, on Twitter @SuperPACPodcastand Google +. You can send us feedback on the show by dropping a note tosuperpacpodcast@gmail.com.

Credits: The Super Podcast Action Committee is hosted by E. Zachary Knight and Andrew Eisen, and produced by James Fudge. Music in the show includes “Albino” by Brian Boyko and “Barroom Ballet” by Kevin MacLeod. Both are in the public domain and free to use. ECA bumper created by Andrew Eisen.

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Seriously, What Is Wrong With You People?

Seriously people. They are just games. Why the crap are we resorting to death and rape threats over petty complaints? Don’t know what I am talking about? Then you have probably been living under a rock since the internet came about.

Polygon has a huge expose on the plague of harassment and bullying toward game developers and other public gaming figures. The whole thing is rather sickening. Polygon highlights a number of cases of bullying and outright psychopathic behavior from gamers upset over the most minor of things. Minor issues such as slight changes to a gun in Call of Duty or a sequel that didn’t quite live up to the hype of the first game.

Online bullying of game developers came to a head recently when Bioware writer Jennifer Hepler decided to leave the games industry after getting death threats targeted at her family. Another recent case was Fez creator Phil Fish abandoning development on Fez 2 and the industry over harassing behavior from fans and the media. Another case is that of Feminist Frequency host and Tropes vs Women in Games creator Anita Sarkeesian being subjected to death and rape threats all over creating videos which examine the roll of women in games.

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