NicheCast – Episode 32

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Niche News of the Week

Topic of the week:

Why is it that developers are so keen to avoid talking about controversial subjects? It seems like out of all the recent cowardice we’ve seen, only Devolver Digital has actually stepped up and had the balls to call out bullshit when they see it, with this particular situation centered on Australia’s completely nonsensical ratings board.

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  1. Brandon Orselli
    Brandon Orselli
    January 21, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    I wanted to apologize for the delay this week.nnWe’re trying a new format – removing all the silence, and also cutting out some of the more non-gaming chatter. It came out very short because of this, but it’s very better as far as the progression, at least it sounds that way to me.nnLet us know what you guys think?nnAlso, I was laying on the floor in my basement the entire time, so that’s why my microphone sounds awful.

  2. Mr0303
    January 22, 2015 at 7:18 am

    The PC master race thing was pretty stupid since you can’t (and shouldn’t) censor words or phrases – the responsibility is on the people who use them. That being said I can see SJWs weaponizing the phrase since it is such an easy target. It would be quite similar if PStalinists and Nitendo’s Necrofague movement existed as a wide spread terms.nnBrandon’s horse person impression gets me every time. nnYou are not a GamerGate site and you shouldn’t feel the need to explain that you are not feeding off of the controversy. If people actually count maybe 1 in 20-30 articles here even mentions GG. You are simply a site that likes representing gamers in a positive light, because you are against censorship and are a part of the culture.

  3. Nonscpo
    January 22, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Hey Carl you shouldn’t feel bad about running the Shadowrun article, while I know you would have preferred another site to have covered the story, better that you guys cover it then it doesn’t get covered at all.nnP.S. That pirate tweet is hilarious!

  4. Carl B.
    Carl B.
    January 22, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Thanks, I know many were upset with it, but I felt it relevant to the situation. I don’t want NG to become a sensationalist site, but I do want us to cover what matters to gamers, and to me that mattered.nnAnd yes, pirate booty is funny!