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April 17
2014

Amy Schumer Presents A Very Realistic Military Game

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[Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault] I’ve recently discovered the comedic stylings of Amy Schumer, thanks in large part to her new Comedy Central show. The program, Inside Amy Schumer, sees the comedian performing stand up, interviewing people on the street, and act in longer sketches. Much of Schumer’s humor, though certainly not all, is told from her perspective as a woman; a breathe of fresh air for Comedy Central. Her jokes run the gamut from absurd, like infidelity by way of clown orgy, to satirical, as with the viral-hit Aaron Sorkin parody The Foodroom.

One of her newest sketches lands itself in the realm of uncomfortably thought-provoking, tackling a whole number of issues: Sexism in gaming, sexism in the military, and even delves into some of the harsh realities of sexual assault in both. Please count that a warning before you hit play.

PHEW. That’s a lot to process in less than three minutes. “I am so thrilled that this game doesn’t actually exist!” I thought after watching this sketch. Then I realized: It does exist. Only unlike Schumer’s game, we’re not playing them from the perspective of the victim.

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April 15
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Video Podcast #168

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It’s that time of year again when gamers converge on Boston for the annual PAX East videogame convention! For this week’s episode, I’ve got my friend Chris with me to talk about what we saw at PAX East, from the Diversity Lounge to the games on the show floor that caught our eye. Make the jump to see what we thought!

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April 11
2014

Tomodachi Life Comes Stateside! (Still No Same-Sex Relationships)

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Nintendo surprised everyone yesterday by announcing the release of Tomodachi Life (Tomodachi Collection: New Life in Japan) in both Europe and the US this summer. With a hilariously self-referential new Nintendo Direct, Jack Trenin announced the game’s June 6th release date alongside an overview of the game’s features. This would appear to be a part of Nintendo’s previously announced plans to release popular titles that have yet to be localized (like Inazuma Eleven) outside of Japan.

Any game where my love interest can be stolen by a musclebound Reggie Fils-Aime or a scuba diving Satoru Iwata is a must-buy, let’s be honest.

But before we get too excited, let’s not forget Tomodachi Life‘s infamous ‘Gay Marriage Glitch‘.

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April 8
2014

Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct Makes a Splash

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Today Nintendo aired a special Smash Bros.-centric Nintendo Direct. Developer Masahiro Sakurai mostly went over new modes and mechanics for the Wii U and 3DS fighting game, but also teased some release windows (yes, plural) and even unveiled a brand new character.

You can watch the entire segment above, and read on for a full recap!

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April 7
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Video Podcast #167

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Lots going on this week! Saw the new Captain America movie, finished the new Professor Layton, still enjoying the new Disney 3DS game, and bought a new Vita game! Make the jump for the full rundown!

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March 31
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Video Podcast #166

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I’m still finding Disney Magical World strangely addictive, and I’m very close to finishing Professor Layton, but the big news is that I finally but a stake in Fable III. What did I think of it in the end? And what surprising game did I pick up next? Make the jump and watch this week’s vidcast to find out!

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March 24
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Video Podcast #165

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So… my attempts to finish up the games I’m currently playing hit a bit of a snag this past week as Nintendo invited me to be part of the early review program for Disney Magical World on the 3DS. I guess since they know how much I love Animal Crossing, they thought I might be interested in a game where you run around and have adventures with Disney characters while dressing up and running a café. Make the jump to watch this week’s vidcast and see if they were right!

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