Sunday, September 14, 2014

Casually Hardcore Episode 284 - Porn sites are the Safe Sites!

On this episode: Mojang and the 2.5 biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiilion dollars. Domo arigato, Hearthstone Roboto. Apple talks about Many Things, and we care about Some of them! Net Neutrality gains a weird, and probably insincere, supporter. DESTINY! All of this, and awkward Star Wars scenes, on this episode of Casually Hardcore!

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Cloud Sourced #15-18: All aboard.....

Where do you think Death should go on a Vacation?
and if he was, what would you attempt to do?


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Octale Writing

VTW Nation:

From time to time since I stopped actively podcasting, I've applied to become a writer for gaming and technology websites.  I've never done written news and commentary of any form beyond editing copy for news broadcasts on AM radio in the very first job I ever held.  Applying everything I have learned over the years in radio, television and podcasting to the written word is a challenge I've always wanted to take on, but I have never had the opportunity to explore.  Earlier this week, I applied for a Games Writer position with using the reviews and opinion pieces I've written for VTW Productions.  My application was accepted, and my first article is currently in review for posting.

That said, THIS IS NOT GOODBYE!  TechRaptor's Ethics Policy allows me to stay active and connected with gaming communities. I asked specifically about VTW Productions to make sure I could continue to be a part of the awesome community that we built.  I will be around for the foreseeable future, but my blog posts will appear on instead.

As I embark on this new challenge, I want to thank everyone who has come along for the ride over the last 8 years.  There have been good times and bad times, but the one constant through it all is none of this would have ever been possible without your support.

See you soon,

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Show X - Episode 163 - Trudging through the Gates of Gamer Hell

Ken and Wayne welcome friend of the show, Todd / Octale, to discuss the ins and outs of the recent
Gaming Journalists versus Gamers arguments of #GamerGate. Before getting into the thick of it, Ken tells us about Kitten Feature's international adventures and Wayne gives us some details about the torture he paid to experience over the weekend at the Snowmass Colorado, Tough Mudder event.

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No Excuses - Episode 146 - Sloprano

This week: Poop! The Internet is in an uproar over Gamergate! So what's going on, what's true and what can be done? Plus, A stupid argument about robots, a stupid argument about Halo, and tales from the drive-through.

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Email question of the week: Gamergate! Tell us your thoughts!


Casually Hardcore Episode 283 - Cross-Breeding Con Cruds

The team gets together and compares notes about Grail & Daksa's trip to PAX Prime, and Gnomewise's first-ever trip to Dragon*Con.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Let’s Talk #GamerGate #NotYourShield and George Orwell

I was asked what #Gamergate was over twitter this weekend, since I’ve been rather active in it based on an article posted on August 28th on Gamasutra.  So I’ll start this post off with the conclusion which is this: #Gamergate is a fundamental rejection of an orthodoxy presented by a set of totalitarian fake journalists corrupt to the core.  #NotYourShield is a simultaneous double fundamental rejection of that orthodoxy by the very people the fake journalists said didn’t exist as “gamers” in the fake journalists’ orthodoxy.  If you’ll pardon the dystopian science fiction pun what was attempted in the days leading up to and over Labor Day weekend was nothing short of Orwell 101.