Fave This

Fave This

A new show about fandom, internet culture, and the unusual things people do in video games - hosted by Kotaku's Gita Jackson and Patricia Hernandez.

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    What Women Notice When Men Write Female Characters

    Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is a story about two kickass women. The game is great, but also, some details make it obvious that the game was written by men. It's not a problem, but it does make some of the dialogue and plot funny to examine.

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    The Rise of Review Bombing On Stream

    Every week, there’s a new headline about jerks who inundate Steam pages with angry reviews. Sometimes, the protests aren’t even about the game at all, but rather a larger controversy involving a developer or publisher. How did this become the now normal?

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    Overwatch's Mercy Problem (Ft. Nico Deyo)

    A big controversy within the Overwatch community this year revolved around the healer Mercy. Top players experienced hostility and harassment just for picking the character, and major Overwatch personalities derided the hero for supposedly having a low skill ceiling.

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    Why People Cheat In Games, According To The People Who Stop Them (Ft Maddy Myers!)

    The folks behind EasyAntiCheat, a service that stops people from cheating in video games, deal with one of the messiest issues in the medium. People often feel that anyone caught breaking the rules should be punished severely, but you don’t always know why someone cheated. That’s where things get dicey.

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    The Internet Has A 'Cringe' Problem

    The Favecast talks about how awful the internet is to children, especially in video games, and the cynical culture around "cringe." Patricia talks about watching someone grow up through Xbox Live, the merits of shitposting and unruly Twitch chats. Gita discusses what happens when a fandom gets too big, and how bad apples can define an entire community.

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    Against All Odds, Nintendo Is Cool This Year

    In this episode of the Favecast, Patricia talks about Nintendo's brilliant new marketing strategy for the Switch, and Gita talks about how No Man's Sky is winning back the hearts of even the most skeptical haters.

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    Missing The Days of Friending Strangers In Xbox Live

    In the inaugural episode of the Favecast, Patricia details an awkward moment of multiplayer on the Nintendo Switch, and Gita talks about what can go wrong when fans ship real people together - and much more!