Monday
Mar182019

Thursday Night Hangout 03/14/2019

Charlie and Zealeus give you the topics that you want to talk about. So get comfy and listen in... and don't forget you too can add your voice each week during our live show.

  • NerdBurger Games' Latest KickStarter Success, with still days to do, CAPERS NOIR
  • EA pays Ninja $1 Million to showcase the Battle Royale game Apex Legends
  • Adult Swim and Crunchyroll combining their powers to bring more Anime to the mainstream
  • Google Cutting Back on Hardware Manufacturing to focus on their upcoming Game Console
Wednesday
Mar062019

Thursday Night Hangout 02/28/2019

 

Charlie and Zealeus give you another weekly dose of their live show filled with topics suggested from you, the audience

Pokemon Sword & Shield
Nintendo Switch Getting XBOX Game Pass
Fortnite Revenue falls by 50%
Oxford University Study finds NO Link between Video Games and Real World Violence

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Tuesday
Mar052019

Thursday Night Hangout 02/21/2019

Someone let Charlie do a Thursday Night Hangout all by himself... this should be interesting

He talks about playing APEX Legends
Darkest Dungeon II
Marvel Cinematic Universe Leaving Netflix
Advocates Want Facebook held Accountable for In-Game Purchases

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Friday
Mar012019

Oxford University Publishes Video Games and Violence Study

As many of you have heard many many times from me, "people who do not truly understand video games need to stop making dangerous assumptions about rumors that others put out there". There are way too many ill-informed individuals, be them parents or law-makers, who do not understand video games, and believe that if there is a hint of violence that their impressionable little ones will become mass shooters, or some other outlandishly violent vocation.

  • Are there some video games out there that have over the top violence?
    • YES
  • Should young kids play overly violent video games?
    • NO
  • But how can we stop kids from play these games?
    • There's a rating system for a reason, just like the movies. All a parent needs to do pay attention to the ratings right on the box.
  • But they could get access to violent video games at their friend's house...
    • (Be the better parent?) Inform the friend's parents about the games?

At this point I'm sure many out there are looking for some proof to my claims that there is no link between playing violent games and being increasingly violent in real life. So, here's the results of the Oxford University's Internet Institute's findings which are published at the Oxford's Royal Society Open Science Journal

As you will see this is quite the report that involved 1,004 different test subjects and in the words of one of the head researchers:

Despite interest in the topic by parents and policy-makers, the research has not demonstrated that there is cause for concern.

So parents of kids out there, video games will not make your children more violent. I would simply suggested you at least take a look at what they are playing and make the judgement call of if it is appropriate, in your opinion. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and as long as we all understand that everyone is entitled to their opinions, I think we'll be fine.

Tuesday
Feb122019

Thursday Night Hangout 02/07/2019

Charlie and Zealeus give you another weekly dose of their live show filled with topics suggested from you, the audience

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