Thursday, January 29, 2015

By Power Up Gaming Staff
Show Notes: We're five shows in now, which means it's time to take off those training wheels. In this special episode, it's time for the panel (mostly) serious. Of course, that means that our chief news rater Scott Russell wasn't invited to the party. Sorry, Scott. It does, however, feature the debut of everyone's favourite news editor, Jon Nielson.
This week's show kicks off with the customary rating of the latest video game news. In Scott's absence, Tara Jayne steps up to the plate to grade everyone's stories, which include yet another Xbox One price change, a man dying from too much gaming, Elder Scrolls Online going free-to-play, and Microsoft's announcement of its HoloLens AR project.
Moving on, the panel discuss their most infuriating and frustrating gaming moments. From gagging themselves on their controllers, to punching their opponents in the face, each of the participants has a funny recollection of a time when the rage just got a little too much.
We then get down to the meat and potatoes of this episode: a roundtable discussion on representation in video games, and the movement that has been termed 'GamerGate'. In a well thought-out and articulate debate, the panelists all weigh in with their thoughts on what has been, rightly or wrongly, one of the most burning issues in the video games industry over the past year.
The guys then each briefly talk about the games they've been playing over the past couple of weeks, as well as those that they're looking forward to in jam-packed February. Listen here.

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