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Fave This

A new show about fandom, internet culture, and the unusual things people do in video games - hosted by Gita Jackson and Patricia Hernandez... Show More

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April 30, 2018 52 min
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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This week I'm joined by Kotaku's social media manager Alex Bedder. He tells me a little bit about the video series he's making for us called TL;DR. After that we chat about Super Mario Odyssey's particular success with gay gamers, how that relates to the Room and The Disaster Artist, and Street Fighter's Menat (#WhosJuri #IDontKnowHer) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Breath of the Wild makes you care about Zelda by making her pain and frustration palpable. By that measure, Zelda’s journey is a good story that accomplishes what it sets out to do. At the same time, the tale at the heart of the game compounds an ongoing frustration felt by some fans: Zelda isn’t allowed to be the kind of hero Link is. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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November 17, 2017 65 min
Gita and Patricia discuss why Team Skull is so good, why Guzma is the best character in Pokemon Sun and Moon, and why Patricia can't finish Nier: Automata (yet.)  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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November 10, 2017 53 min
This week Gita is joined by Waypoint's social editor Danika Harrod, who fills in for Patricia who has the week off. We talk shitposting, freak out over K-Pop group Big Bang and discuss the greatest Vine of all time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Rick and Morty is in crisis, and we’re not just talking about the few rabid fans that make the show look bad. The show, as a whole, already seems to be running out of steam. Spoilers for Rick and Morty ahead! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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October 13, 2017 50 min
Gita and Patricia talk about Shadow of War's most memorable orc, Mario getting ruined in 2017, Bowser's newfound coolness, what you should do when playing someone who is way better than you at games, and fandom for adults. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Gita and Patricia describe two very different ways of playing Destiny 2, how shooters (mis)handle stories, and the most important question of all: do the robots in Destiny 2 fuck or nah? Back in the studio today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is a story about two kickass women. The game is great, but also, some details make it obvious that the game was written by men. It's not a problem, but it does make some of the dialogue and plot funny to examine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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September 16, 2017 38 min
Every week, there’s a new headline about jerks who inundate Steam pages with angry reviews. Sometimes, the protests aren’t even about the game at all, but rather a larger controversy involving a developer or publisher. How did this become the now normal? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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September 9, 2017 80 min
A big controversy within the Overwatch community this year revolved around the healer Mercy. Top players experienced hostility and harassment just for picking the character, and major Overwatch personalities derided the hero for supposedly having a low skill ceiling. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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The folks behind EasyAntiCheat, a service that stops people from cheating in video games, deal with one of the messiest issues in the medium. People often feel that anyone caught breaking the rules should be punished severely, but you don’t always know why someone cheated. That’s where things get dicey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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August 25, 2017 57 min
The Favecast talks about how awful the internet is to children, especially in video games, and the cynical culture around "cringe." Patricia talks about watching someone grow up through Xbox Live, the merits of shitposting and unruly Twitch chats. Gita discusses what happens when a fandom gets too big, and how bad apples can define an entire community. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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In this episode of the Favecast, Patricia talks about Nintendo's brilliant new marketing strategy for the Switch, and Gita talks about how No Man's Sky is winning back the hearts of even the most skeptical haters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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In the inaugural episode of the Favecast, Patricia details an awkward moment of multiplayer on the Nintendo Switch, and Gita talks about what can go wrong when fans ship real people together - and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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