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Input 2 S7E1 - Disney's Endgame

Welcome back to the semester premiere of Input 2! On this episode, we discuss the recent dispute between Sony and Disney over Spider-Man. How does this conflict showcase the more sinister side of Disney? Find out this and more on this week's episode of Input 2!


How It's Played S4E1 - The Fall of GameStop

Welcome to the semester premiere of How It's Played! This week, we discuss the recent firings that GameStop issued to many of its top managers. Also, we discuss the increasing competition from online game retailers. Find out all of this and more on this week's episode of How It's Played!


E3 2019: Square Enix Recap

 Major publishers having official press conferences has been a thing for a while now, with Ubisoft, EA, and even Bethesda all having their own elaborate (and generally awful) shows. One of the major players, however, has been struggling to really find a method that works: Square-Enix. Their first appearance had an awkward, stilted presser where all of their major reveals had already been done the day prior at Sony’s press conference. Last year, Square-Enix delivered a show that was shorter than the entirety of the ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ showcase, where they showed off titles we’ve known about for a long time, games that were announced with a logo and vague hand gestures, and, of course, ‘The Quiet Man’. 


E3 2019: Microsoft Recap

 As this generation of consoles winds down, the last couple E3’s are usually fairly tame. The big three companies will all hold their cards and wait to see how they can one-up their competition and capitalize on their mistakes. As such, with both Sony and EA stepping away from a formal conference this year, E3 feels surprisingly empty this year. It’s likely that next year will be the one where Sony announces the PS5, waiting until it’s ready to ship. 


Input 2 S6E12: The End of an Era

MAJOR SPOILERS: Welcome to the last Input 2 for this semester! This week, we discuss the legacy of superhero films and how Avengers: Endgame fits within this genre. How did the Marvel cinematic universe originate? Will these films ever end? Find out this and more on this week's episode of Input 2!


How It's Played S3E9: Study Reveals Gender Stereotypes

Welcome to the last How It’s Played episode for this semester! We are discussing a recent Norway study, where it said that girls are negatively impacted by games. Is this study valid? How does this play into the greater gender perspectives in the gaming community? Find out this and more on this week’s episode of How It’s Played!


Input 2 S6E9: Disney out of Ideas?

Welcome to this week's episode of Input 2! Recently, Disney has been releasing its classic films as live action remakes. Are these pure cash grabs or are these meant for bring life to classics? Find out this and more on this week's episode of Input 2!


Input 2 S6E8: Peele Takes on the Class System

Welcome back to this week's episode of Input 2! We discuss the latest film by Jordan Peele. How does the movie Us continue the outstanding film Get Out? Does the film use its horror to accurately portray a deeper meaning through its storytelling? Find out this and more on this week's episode of Input 2!


How It's Played S3E4: Bowser Takes Over Nintendo

Welcome to this week's episode of How It's Played! This week we are discussing the recent change in leadership at our family friendly, and fan favorite company, Nintendo. Reggie Fils-Aime recently decided to retire from being Nintendo's President. How will this affect the company and what will happen from here on out? All of this and more on this week's episode of How It's Played.