We look at an industry that may be on drugs and a system that had an unintentional design flaw that tells us about the people who made it.
This episode contains the following segments:
- Jounalist Simon Parkin tells Arman about drug use in eSports, specifically in games requiring quick reflexes like Counter Strike. We asked him about his story for Eurogamer, "Winners Might Use Drugs." It's great. Read it.
- Daniel talks about very strange sexual and gender politics in the new Fire Emblem game, and why localization may have saved us this time round. Plus, we're mad about Mad Catz, and we have Antonin Scalia goofs. (15:10)
- Zakir Khan ran into an odd problem while trying to sign up for the Paragon beta, and the bug spoke volumes about the kinds of people making Paragon. (39:00)