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. 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…

IPP422: Reflecting on Hellblade, Persona, and Star Wars

This week the gang talks about old games, how they make us feel, changing our names, and Personaaaaaa!

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. 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…

IPP418: Back from PAX, Sekiro’s Master craft, and Borderlands 3

We are back! Our week off while Alex was in Boston is over, and we talk about just how great Sekiro is, just what Nabeshin’s favorite 50 games are, and Scott runs off to celebrate a birthday.

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…