Input Ep. 99: Porn Ads and Copyright Law with Blake Hester

Jurge and Jess sat down with US Gamer’s Blake Hester to talk through his fantastic piece on video games, porn ads, and publishers powerlessness to reduce their characters appearing in them. Topic Discussed:  A Conversation with Blake Hester on his…

Input Ep. 98: G2A Tried to Pay Journalists to Write Pre-Written Articles and Other Shady Deets

Jarrett and Logan dive into the messy and problematic world of almost, but not quite, illegal shady site G2A. Topics Discussed:  G2A tried to pay journalists to run pre-written articles Works Mentioned: Shady Market G2A Offers To Pay Journalists To…

Input Ep 97: Gaming Manufacturers & Human Rights Abuses

Jarrett, Jurge, and Logan are joined by the wonderful and supremely talented Rebekah Valentine from gam industry.biz to discuss her fantastic reporting on which tech companies may have funded human rights abuses. This is one of best conversations we’ve had…

Input Ep. 96: Employees Suffer Toxic Conditions While working on Black Ops 4

Jurge and Logan discuss Jason Schreier’s piece on the tumultuous, chaotic, and toxic development on Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and the emotional toll it took on many freelance and contracted employees. Topics Discussed:  The toxic cost behind Black…

Input Ep 95: Layoffs at Amazon Game Studios and Randy Pitchford Should Stop

This week Jurge, Jarrett, and Logan come together to talk about the news of layoffs at Amazon Game Studios and how committed the tech giant really is to entering into the video game space. They also make time for most…

Input Ep. 94: Taking a Close Look at Gamestop’s Financial Issues

Jarrett, Jurge, and Logan discuss The Company Man’s video about the rise and fall of GameStop and what gleans to be the major failings underpinning the company’s current tumult, how dire it actually is, and directions that may provide avenues…

Input Ep. 93: The Bad Business of Esports

Jarrett and Logan ponder the massive and wonderful well researched piece by Cecelia D’Anastasio delving into the world of Esports and how it may not be booming quite as much as we thought, or even really succeeding at all. Topics…

Input Ep. 92: The drama, tension, and behind the scenes failings of the ESA

Jurge and Logan discuss Brian Crecente’s excellent article on the ESA and turmoil roiling the organization that runs the industry event E3. Discussion Topics: What happened to the ESA and what does the future even look like for E3? Works Mentioned:  Inside…

Input Ep. 91: Riot Workers Walk Out and Meltdown May Tweetstorm

This episode of Input has Jarrett and Jurge discuss a couple updates on stories covered on the show before. Unionizaiton, workers rights, and the USB drive saga continues. Randy Pitchford Saga Randy Pitchford Tweetstorms Game Informer Over ‘borderlands 3’ Microstransactions…

Input Ep. 90 Riot Games Sued For Discrimination by Former and Current Staff.

Jarrett and Logan dive into the unspooling story involving former and current employees of Riot Games suing the company for gender discrimination, alongside the threats of walking out if nothing is changed, and Riot’s actions and statements in response. Topics…

Input Ep. 89: Filip Miucin Apologizes

Jarrett and Logan think over the recent videos by Filip Miucin finally apologizing for the plagiarism scandal that engulfed him last year and discuss forgiveness, moving on, and where he goes next. Topics Discussed:  Filip Miucin Apology Videos Works Mentioned: …

Input Ep. 88: The Problematic Gamer Has Logged Off, and is Running For Office

On this episode of Input,  Jarrett and Jurge are joined by Quinten Hoffman to discuss Patrick Klepeck’s piece, “We Need to Get Ready for GamerGate Politicans.” Work Mentioned: We Need to Get Ready for GamerGate Politicans By Patrick Klepeck Theme…