Archive for November 2019

Geekery in General 243: Legendary Weapons part 11-West Africa

November 22, 2019 @ 2:15 am

A couple of quick announcements then we'll take a look at three weapons from West African legends.

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COPPA and YouTube

November 12, 2019 @ 12:56 am

I was recently made aware of a scary and potentially disastrous change coming to YouTube. This new policy gives the Federal Trade Commission the ability to hit YouTube creators with tens of thousands of dollars in fines because of the way that platform collects data. I apologize that this is an impromptu episode, but I think it is important people are made aware of this change.

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https://www.change.org/p/youtubers-and-viewers-unite-against-ftc-regulation

 

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Gamer’s Gambit 16: Shigeru Miyamoto, Disney Games, Mental Health, and Blizzard

November 9, 2019 @ 4:57 pm

Al and Wayne cover (mostly) positive stories this month.

Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto receives Japanese Cultural Merit Award

Classic Disney games re-released

Video games may be good for male mental health

Teen uses online gaming friendship to prevent a suicide

Battling mental illness with the power of video games! (https://theinsightproject.com/)

Opinion: Blizzard's response to suspending esport athlete and the bigger picture

CORRECTION: Al attributes all the Lion King and Aladdin games to having been released by Capcom. This is incorrect. Only the SNES version was released by Capcom. The rest were released by Virgin Interactive Entertainment and Westwood Studios.

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