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…

Input Ep. 87: Gizmodo Gets Bought….again

Jarrett and Logan make sense of the news that Gizmodo has been sold off and bought yet again. What does it mean for the various holdings under Gizmodo and the long term future looks like for places such as Deadspin…

Input Ep. 86: The Bioware Situation

Bioware’s Anthem launched as a hot mess, where it remains today.  This week, a very long, very illuminating report from Kotaku’s Jason Schreier got some good insight as to why, in maybe the worst way possible. Discussion Topics: Bioware’s terrible,…

Input Ep. 85: Google Discovers Video Games Are A Thing

On one of the spiciest and most take filled episodes of Input ever the boys jump into the hyper charged, swirling, hype chamber that is Googles GDC reveal of the Stadia. The good, the bad, and lots of pure speculation…

Input Ep. 84: Sims EA Game Changer Accused of Multiple Cases of Sexual Harassment.

Logan and Jurge sit down to discuss the troubling story of a prominent Sims streamer and YouTuber being accused of multiple cases of harassment. Topics Discussed:  Sims EA Game Changer Accused of Sexual Harassment and Abusing His Position. Works Mentioned:  Teenagers…

Input Ep. 83: Nintendo Indie Scene, Gotham City is bad? and shoutouts galore

Jarrett, Logan, and the lovely Professor RPG himself Scott White sit down for a shoutouts episode fun ride as they discuss an update to last week’s Anthem storyline, discuss the state of the Indie scene on the Switch, and hear…

Input Ep. 82: A Conversation on China’s Relationship With Games

Jarrett and Jurge sit down to talk about Devotion being pulled Steam and Youtube after a backlash in China. And the state of censorship in the worlds most populous nation. Topics Discussed:  Devotion pulled from Steam and Youtube Works Mentioned:…