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To be fair, Arclight seemed a little neutral on the whole thing.
I'm gone for two weeks and you guys decide to give the podcast an anti-book agenda?
We probably need to stop letting Phatmac title our podcasts.
I'd probably put that in the comic book category.
Anyone saying who cares is someone that apparently likes to get hoodwinked into buying a console that is more expensive yet can't play games the same way as the competition. Either that or the port job for the Xbox One isn't all that good.
Listen to the episode here: http://misc.nyx.me/podcastgen/?p=episode&name=2014-01-21_final2.mp3
Games are finally coming out this year! @phatmac actually played one of them which is Broken Age. @reddenblack entered the world of Dota 2, @nyxfe returns from AGDQ 2014 with tales of old school gaming, @arclightborealis trained his soul by playing a ton of fighting games this week, and @believer258 takes a trip to the Russian metros with Metro: Last Light. We also reveal dark secrets such as almost half of the crew admitting that they hate books! Things go crazy with celebrity GPS voice requests, butt talk, Nintendo doom talk, and awful mic buzzing!
Founder of IndieStatik, Josh Mattingly sent many dirty messages to a unknown female game dev over facebook. He has since apologized on his blog and blames his horrible messages on alcohol. It's a terrible situation for the game journalist industry. Here's the full conversation from facebook. Here's the uncensored version here.
Here's Josh's full apology from his blog:
There has been a recent situation that I regretfully put myself into involving a woman who I consider a friend in the industry. I want to take a moment to sincerely apologize for the way I acted and the words that were exchanged. I am mortified by my behavior as it was not only completely inappropriate, but it was fueled by alcohol and depression. My younger brother committed suicide last year and ever since then I haven't been myself. A tragedy like that is something I hope no one has to endure. Even though I'm aware that alcoholism runs in my family, I have been using it to cope with the pain that I feel every day. It's compounded my depression and clearly clouded my common sense and dignity.
Contrary to what I drunkenly typed, I have nothing but respect for this person. She has always been a positive ray of sunshine and I got very carried away in a conversation that I never should have started. Just because someone is nice to me doesn't mean I can act inappropriately or say whatever I want to them. Especially since I have been such an advocate of women in games and treating everyone with the same level of respect and decency. I was a complete hypocrite and I am more mad at myself than anyone else will ever be with me. Since the other night, I have taken the steps to get into therapy to deal with the loss of my brother as well as regular AA meetings to deal with my self destruction.
I want to be perfectly clear, I'm not using my brother as a scapegoat to give me cart blanche or excuse my behavior. I know that women in the industry have to deal with these sorts of things every day and I hate myself for adding to it. What I did was completely wrong and something that I, myself, take responsibility for. I only bring up my own depression and loss to try to find the root of my poor choices.
Once again, I am terribly sorry. All I've ever wanted to be is a positive influence and I let my metal health and alcohol abuse get the best of me.