Hart & Usagi #90: THQ

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Episode 90 is here with THQ’s lack of research. They could learn from others like Rep. Ocasio-Cortez.

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TOPICS:
* Bungie splits with Activision, keeps control of Destiny
* How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wound up on a Donkey Kong 64 Twitch charity stream
* Capcom said Hideaki Itsuno could make Dragon’s Dogma 2, but he chose to make DMC5 first
* Pennsylvania considers a tax on violent videogames to help prevent school shootings
* Activision’s Plan to Cut Hundreds of Jobs Caps Tumultuous Week
* Capcom just added a buttload of its games’ soundtracks to Spotify
* Wrestler Booker T is suing Activision for allegedly putting his alter ego in Black Ops 4
* Tetris 99 is the Crucible That Will Make You a Better Tetris Player
* Xbox’s corporate vice president says criticism of game with exclusive Microsoft marketing deal is “whining”
* A single-player-only game like the original Uncharted “wouldn’t be a viable pitch today,” says Amy Hennig
* THQ Nordic Apologizes For Interview On Website Banned By Google

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Hart & Usagi #71: Linkle

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In this new episode of the Hart & Usagi Podcast we talk about the Street Fighter V scandal, Yakuza 5’s mystery release date for North America, and, among other things, a rant on the nonsense study/survey asking the political views of gamers.

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NEWS/TOPICS:
* Street Fighter 5 Tones Down Focus on Female Bodies
* Nintendo NX Is a Console/Mobile Hybrid, Has “Industry-Leading” Tech – Report
* Sony Has No First Party PS Vita Games in Development: First Party Strategy Focused on PS4
* Sega subtly pulls all mention of Yakuza 5 November release date
* Uncharted 4 Multiplayer to Include Microtransactions “From the Outset”
* Destiny Microtransactions and Expansions Can Co-Exist, Activision Says
* California Now Has The Nation’s Best Digital Privacy Law
* Senate Passes CISA Surveillance Bill 74-21
* Judges selected for FCC net neutrality legal battle
* Republican lawmakers weigh in on FCC’s net neutrality court case
* PS4 Exclusive The King of Fighters XIV Gets New Trailer: Reveals Leona and Chang Koehan
* US Gamers’ Political Views Detailed in New Study
* See Canceled Mortal Kombat HD Screenshot
* Nintendo Reveals Official Female Link, and She’s Coming to Hyrule Warriors

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Hart & Usagi Podcast #56: The Rosetta Stone

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In this new episode of the Hart & Usagi Podcast we discuss what we played during the month of November, Ted Cruz’s lies about Net Neutrality, and The Game Awards 2014. All this and more so turn in now!

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NEWS/TOPICS:
* Destiny
* The Wonderful 101
* #RatchetNov
* Super Smash Bros. on Wii U
* Rev3Games
* CoD: Advanced Warfare Lead Developer: Our Fans Are Not ‘Toxic or Misogynistic’
* After Burner 2 leads Sega’s second set of 3DS classics next year
* Blood Dragon 2 Not Happening, Says Far Cry 4 Dev
* President Obama Promotes Trans-Pacific Partnerships on Tour of Asia
* Senator Ted Cruz Calls Net Neutrality ‘Obama Care For the Internet’
* It’s Time To Stop Blaming Video Games For Mass Shootings, Study Shows.
* Rosetta Project Scientist’s Shocking Shirt. Sexist?
* The Game Awards Nominees Announced
* GameStop Will Be Closed On Thanksgiving
* Report: Valve Making Changes to Steam Early Access Guidelines

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Hart & Usagi Podcast #54: Higher Energy

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We return with a new episode of the Hart & Usagi Podcast and are joined by ebbderelict discussing a possible Tetris movie, Vib Ribbon’s North American release, and Turtlevania. Then I regulate on GameStop, CBS commentators, and Polygon. All this and more so tune in now!

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NEWS/TOPICS:
* Tetris feature film will be a ‘sci-fi epic’
* Pong The Movie?
* Vib Ribbon Finally Releases in North America Tomorrow
* Turtlevania: On the Non-Linear Design of TMNT: Danger of the Ooze
* GameStop Wants to Sell “Used” Console DLC
* Louisiana Tea Party Candidate Blames Atheism and Video Games for Sandy Hook Shooting
* CBS Commentator Urges Gamers To Go Play The Real World
* ‘Call of Duty’ ex-developer wants to ‘brainwash’ Americans to accept soldiers in schools
* Looking Back On All Of GameSpot’s 10/10 Reviews
* Destiny
* Deadpool
* Minecraft
* Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

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Hart & Usagi Podcast #53: Destiny

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HartKnight and Usagi704 return with a new episode of the Hart & Usagi Podcast discussing the main topic of Destiny with guuthulhu after some news chatting.

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NEWS/TOPICS:
* Yahoo Participated in PRISM Program ‘Under Duress’
* Pros and Cons: The Midnight Release
* Destiny Limited Edition PS4 Unboxing
* Microsoft confirms acquisition of Minecraft studio Mojang
* Bungie doubles Destiny public events, plans to add requested features
* Destiny

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Hart & Usagi Podcast #50: Saito’s My Dreamboat

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On this edition of the Hart & Usagi Podcast we welcome back madtyger after more than a year to chat about Destiny, Assassin’s Creed III, and some hot Saito action of the Hakuoki series. But have no fear because rage of some degree about the FCC is included with each listen of episode 50.

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NEWS/TOPICS:
* Destiny beta
* The Pinball Arcade
* Hakuoki
* Tekken has a story?
* Assassin’s Creed III
* The Dragula Singularity: How One Song Conquered Late ’90s Gaming
* Verizon Warns FCC About Reclassifying Broadband Providers as ‘Common Carriers’
* FCC Petitioned Over State Laws That Prohibit Broadband Networks Run by Municipalities
* Congresswoman Proposes Amendment to Stop FCC From Meddling With ‘State Issues’
* Game Developer: YouTube Personalities Need to Do More for Game Developers
* Anita Sarkeesian – BUSTED!
* Collecting the Best Game Boy Advance Games

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Hart & Usagi Podcast #28

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Welcome back to a brand new episode of the Hart & Usagi Podcast! On this episode we bring on good friend madtyger and share our opinions on women in gaming, EA’s failures as a business, and just exactly who sucks according to Richard Garriott.

In lighter news, we touch on our experiences with the Tomb Raider series. Also just how excited are we for Capcom’s recent game announcements? Turn in to find out!

NEWS/TOPICS:
* SendGrid fires staffer for sex jokes tweet
* Women vs. Tropes in Gaming
* The Creepy Cull of Female Protagonists
* Tomb Raider: Legend & Mirror’s Edge
* TMNT: Out of the Shadows
* Sony patent would combat piracy by comparing load times
* Microsoft’s future system rumors
* Report: 58% of US adults blame violent games for violent behavior
* 5 video game features we could live without
* EA’s future games will all feature microtransactions
* Bungie not concerned about Destiny’s always-on connection requirement
* Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi
* EA CEO John Riccitiello resigns
* Rogue Trooper
* Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara & Tower Of Doom Are Coming To PS3 And Xbox 360
* Rumor: New Strider coming to XBLA, PC, Double Helix involved
* NPD: Used Games Sales Outpace Full Digital Sales, New Retail Sales Beat Both
* ESA Plans Public Service Announcements to Educate The Public About the ESRB and Parental Controls
* Garriott: ‘Most game designers really just suck’

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