Input Ep. 32: Trump Meets the Video Game Industry, ESRB Finally Talks Loot Boxes?, and Haunted Oculus Rifts.

All of New Jersey is apparently without power, so Jarrett is sadly missing in action, but Jurge and Logan have a wonderful episode all the same. Topics: President Trump’s Meeting with the ESA and key industry figures on video game…

Input Ep. 31: All Shout Outs Episode – Kaceytron, The People Behind Metal Gear Survive, and more

This episode of Input is a bit different than those before it, a sort of “Ooops! All Shout Outs” episode where we take the time to discuss some great games writing that we’ve read. Shout Outs: ‘Titty Streamer’ Kaceytron Is…

Input Ep. 30 : Parkland, Gun Violence, and Are Video Games Too Violent?

On this week’s somber and important episode of Input, Jarrett and Logan discuss the shooting in Parkland, Florida and President Trumps suggestion that violent video games and movies may be to blame. Discussion Topics:  Parkland Shooting and Video Games are…

Input Ep. 29: Dr. Disrespect, The Billy Mitchell Plot Thickens, and The Women of Atari Speak

This week turned out to be a big follow up week as we add new material to some previous stories we’ve discussed on the show. Topics of The Show: Report: Dr Disrespect Found to be Disrespectful Back Then Was Buckwild…

Input Ep. 28: Billy Mitchell gets Konged, Kaz Hirai Leaves, and the Youtube Fight of the Century

Jurge sadly was absent from this weeks episode and Jarrett and Logan proceed to break all the rules and have an action packed joy ride of an episode. Discussion Topics: Billy Mitchell, King of Wrong Fake Real Beef When’s Mahvel?…

Input Ep. 27: GDC Rescinding Nolan Bushnell’s Award

Jarrett is sadly out sick and thus misses his first ever Input. Yet, Jurge and Logan carry on in a one topic episode of the show. Discussion Topics: The GDC Rescinds Nolan Bushnell’s Pioneer Award. Works Mentioned: GDC Pulls Award…

Input Ep. 26: The Conversation Around the Red Strings Club and Bioware Under the Pressure of Anthem

On this Loganless episode of Input, we discuss the conversation around a specific moment in Deconstructeam’s cyberpunk adventure game, The Red Strings Club, and a report by Jason Schreier on the state of Bioware. Discussion Topics: Intent vs Interpretation Anthem…of the end? Works…

Input Ep. 25: Quantic Dream Workplace Nightmare, Canadian Twitch Streamer Legal Drama, and Nintendo’s Cardboard box

The boys get together to celebrate the 25th episode of the show!! Just kidding we talk about David Cage drama and a twenty-something getting arrested for harassing a twitch chat. Discussion Topics: Accusations of Quantic Dream being a toxic workplace.…

Input Ep. 24: Tyler1 Returns, AGDQ Faces Hitches, Steve Butts Gone from IGN

An unbanning makes waves, Twitch chats are cesspools, and Steve Butts is out as EIC of IGN. Discussion Topics: Tyler1 returns to League after Riot lifts his ban. AGDQ (and basically any broadcast via Twitch) was bombarded by aggressive chat…

Input Ep. 23: The Year That Was 2017

It’s the end of the year! We here at Input are a news show, so we thought it would only be appropriate if we take a cursory glance at the news that made up 2017 and some of our favorite…

Input Ep. 22: Steam’s Unchecked Regulatory Power, and Women in Games Development

Valve makes a questionable decision to take down an indie game with not explanation. Lucy “The Lion” O’Brien produces an opus-level editorial. Discussion Topics: Steam removes You Must Be 18 to Enter for no explained reason, and the internet speculates..…

Input Ep. 21: CryTek Sues Star Citizen Devs, Patreon Reverses Controversial Decision, and TGA

Some last minute news fills the docket for this week’s Input. Jarrett, Jurge, and Logan untangle the Crytek/CIG litigation, and try to put The Game Awards in context. Discussion Topics: Crytek sues CIG (of Star Citizen infamy) for breach of…