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Maybe our relationship with video games isn’t so simple

Every time a seemingly random act of violence occurs, our brains rely on social and cultural clues to bring some sense of reason to what is potentially unreasonable. Our brains, however, have another natural response to contradicting stimuli or irrational behavior; and that's called "cognitive dissonance." Cognitive dissonance occurs when one is aware that something… Continue reading Maybe our relationship with video games isn’t so simple

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In a Dark Dark Web (and other stories)

Whether you're too young to remember, or the hyper-speed news cycle has rendered your long-term memory functionally obsolete, you may find it difficult to recall the tumultuous 1990s discussions about broad multimedia censorship. There have been violent video games since the 1970s, but the 90s really drove home the visceral content both figuratively and literally.… Continue reading In a Dark Dark Web (and other stories)

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Talking Nerdy, Ep. 201: Father’s Day for Bastards

Taylor Swift is now Queen of Asgaard / Gun hysteria / Facebook debates are AIDS / The trial and error of making America great again, in Japan! / Walking Dead seems to be wasting a lot of everyone's precious time / Game of Thrones gives Joe visible goosies / Ghostbusters trailers get worse / Happy Father's Day from Matt… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 201: Father’s Day for Bastards

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Talking Nerdy, Ep. 200: Soy Orlando

The aftermath of the terrorist mass shooting in Orlando, Florida / Everyone has a solution / Everything you need to know about reality, but were afraid to ask / Game of Joes: the weekly recap of Game of Thrones / Rogue One re-shoots and why it's gonna be awesome / E3 Conference and upcoming game trailers /… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 200: Soy Orlando

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Talking Nerdy, Ep. 191: Kill the Critics

The verdict on Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice / LexCorp doesn't like Jesse Eisenberg either / The critics have lost the hearts and minds of everyone who likes movies / What happens to Marvel stays with Marvel / The Walking Dead season finale is going to be bullshit / Dan Mansplains #Supernatural Tweets from… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 191: Kill the Critics

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Talking Nerdy, Ep. 162: Shame the Gamer, Shame the Game

The Talking Nerdy Crew returns from a brief hiatus to talk a little Fantasy Football draft picks and expectations. Getting back into swing of things, we jump into Caitlyn Jenner on Ellen / Gamer Gate Goober Tom Pitt / Things Besides September 11th to Never Forget / Nicole Arbour and Dear Fat People. DOWNLOAD THE LATEST… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 162: Shame the Gamer, Shame the Game

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Talking Nerdy, Ep. 153: Love Wins For All But Batman

Love won all across the country this week, but love lost for Batman and Electra. The Internet struggles to find something else to battle in a news cycle that has been relatively calm, desperate for a big story. We dive into the conversation about equality for all and if DC's venture into the darkest night… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 153: Love Wins For All But Batman

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Talking Nerdy, Ep. 149: To Shaq a Predator

Charlie Charlie update, the reveal of Fallout 4, and the media storm of Caitlyn Jenner are our main topics this week! We encourage everyone to vote for Paul Giamatti for every unreasonable award at this Summer's Teen Choice Awards and we imagine a world where Shaq is on television more in the upcoming reboot of… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 149: To Shaq a Predator