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Video Games in the Olympics

The International Olympics Committee has been hotly debating whether Esports should have a place in the Olympic Games.  New sports have been added over the last few years, Baseball/softball, surfing, & skateboarding will make their Olympic debut in 2020.

  • Would people take eSports in the Olympics seriously?
  • What particular games do you think should be featured if eSports DID find a place in the Olympics?
  • Thomas Bach, president of the IOC made a statement that violent games should not have a place within the Olympics and pointed towards simulation games such as soccer, football and other genres as future possibilities as options. Does this seem like a good move?
  • How does the continued evolution of gaming work in an eternal contest like the Olympics?
  • Should Video Games be featured in the Olympics?
Fan Faves
We pick ten rapid questions and each host answers to see where we stand opposed and where we stand united Fandom.  Play along and find what are your Fan Favorites?
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Free Games for the Month of September!

PS Plus Freebies:



PS4/PSVita Cross buy

Total: $84.94

Xbox Games with Gold:

Total: $94.96

Each week two of our hosts go head to head in a best of five trivia contest.  The winner will retain bragging rights and stay and play again next week while the loser has to create next the weeks’ questions. Play along and see just how much gaming knowledge you have.

Is Nintendo about to lost $10 million?

  • A jury in the state of Texas has awarded iLife $10 million for a lawsuit against Nintendo for patent infringement of the Nintendo Wii Remote.
    • iLife Technologies inc. uses motion sensing accelerometer technology to prevent sudden infant death syndrome, and for eldery to watch out for falls
    • Nintendo uses similar tech for motion sensing in the Wii Remote controlls
    • Nintendo disagrees with the decision and will take these issues to the district court and court of appeals
  • What are your thoughts on this outcome?
  • Do you think Nintendo DID in fact infringe on this patent?
  • Because Nintendo plans to appeal this, they technically have not lost yet
    • How will Nintendo prove they are innocent on this?
  • If the final verdict still deems Nintendo guilty, will this change anything for Nintendo?
Each week we’ll break down ten news stories and facts that just didn’t quite make the list for a segment.  We’ve got 1 minute per topic before we move onto the next; finished or not.  Gotta go fast…in the Speed Run.
  1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi character Rey, has officially made it! Rey is receiving her own Build-a-Bear toy! The force bear costs $35 credits and an additiona $12 for her lightsaber!
  2. Will Smith isn’t just causing delays for Bad Boys 3; his busy schedule has also delayed the scheduling of filming for Suicide Squad 2!
  3. Apple has announced it will host a “special event” keynote speech on September 12th. I wonder what they could be revealing?
  4. Sony will be releasing its throwback “Crystal” or see through controllers this October. These will come in ‘murica! Variants. Red, white and blue.
  5. A film telling the story of J.R. Tolkein will be made detailing his life before writing the famous fantasy epic and will show is involvement in World War 1.
  6. In an interview with IGN Unfiltered, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford stated that the cell shading in their critically acclaimed role playing shooter, Borderlands, placed a limit on the success and possible audience size.
  7. Pokemon GO! Adds new legendaries from Pokemon Silver/Gold; Raikou, Suicune and Entei. Perfect timing for the re-release of these classic games on the 3DS!
  8. Joss Whedon will receive a screenplay/writing credit for his work on the reshoots and edits for Justilce League, while Zack Snyder will still receive solo directing credit.
  9. A special Street Fighter 2 30th anniversary Glow in the Dark SNES cartridge will be available the two versions are limited to 4500 and 1000 copies each. Each can be purchased on iam8bit at $100 smackers each.
  10. Nintendo indies was a big showcase of over 17 indie titles new and porting to the Switch.  Nintendo seems to be continuing to get 3rd party support very quickly.
Name that Game
3 Video Games, 2 Competing hosts and clues that lead to the correct answers.  Use your wits, match the clues and Name The GAME