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The Indoor Kids #82: Jilling Off on Violence in Gaming with Devin Faraci

Today Kumail and Emily are joined by Devin Faraci of Badass Digest to talk about a very hot, very annoying topic to many gamers: the role video games play in violent behavior. We talk some science, some opinion, but don’t worry, we also keep it fun and talk about snapshot gaming memories, iOS gaming, and masturbation a lot.
Which reminds us, don’t forget to tweet us your terms for female masturbation!
Games discussed:
Temple Run 2, StarCraft, Call of Duty, GTA, Mortal Kombat, Manhunt, Hitman, The SIMS, Medal of Honor, Portal 2, Simpsons Tapped Out, Jurassic Park Builder, Custer’s Revenge, Strip Poker, Super Mario Bros., Duck Hunt, Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse, Condemned Bloodshot, Def Jam Fight for NY, Halo 2, Age of Empires 2
Movies discussed:
Straw Dogs, Fight Club, Dune, Star Wars, Full Body Massage, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Wild Side, Silence of the Lambs, Communion, Star Wars
TV discussed:
The Simpsons, Jackass, Three Stooges, Portlandia

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  1. Justice says:

    It would be cool to hear Gus Sorola from on this podcast. he’s apparently a big fan of Kumail, or at least appears to be if you listen to the roosterteeth podcast.

  2. James D says:

    OK so I can’t believe I’m going to defend George Lucas, but here goes. The whole parsec thing, Lucas explained it in the commentary as: you can’t go faster than the speed of light so all ships with lightspeed can get through in the same amount of time, so now it depends on how good a navigator you are, The closer to a star, planet, spacejunk, you can get the shorter the trip and a better pilot you are. Now if any of this is truely what he thought when he was making the movie I don’t know, He could easily have come up with this on the fly when the 1st person called him on the BS. Love the show and if I have any typos know its because I can’t type not I can’t spell

  3. Tina says:

    Two things: 1. Thanks for giving me my nerd card back with the Elf Stones of Shanara shout out. 2. ET is freaking creepy.

  4. smallerdemon says:

    I will say that in this episode Devin made me both (1) like him a lot more than I ever have before and (2) also confirm some of my biases against Devin in regards to his attitudes about movies. His stories about games made him seem a lot less like the smug jerk he seems to be when he’s writing about movies (he might not be like that at all in real life, but some of his stuff on BAD is why I rarely visit the site and when I do visit the site it’s mostly for FilmCritHulk) and a bit more like a normal person.

    I very much enjoyed the email Emily read from the person that reads about games and listens to The Indoor Kids but doesn’t have the resources to play games. I’m in my mid-40s and fit into this category. Money is tight. I live an expensive city. I have a kid. But The Indoor Kids is one of my favorite podcast because of the genuine and sincere enthusiasm that never seems to flag or waiver from you two about your gaming lives

    The depth of my gaming in the past several years has basically been Angry Birds (did I mention I have a kid – 4.5 year old). I desperately wanted an Atari system as a teen, but my folks never would buy into it, and the only person I did know with a gaming system had the Magnavox Odyssey, which was Magnavox’s knock-off of both the Atari and Intellivision. Basically it was shit, but if I wanted to play without pumping quarters in, this was my only option. I pumped a LOT of quarters into the arcade in the 80s. A LOT! BUCKETS! I was good at Asteroids and Q-Bert. Go figure. I sucked at Pac Man, Space Invaders and Defender (and I desperately wanted to be good at Defender). I also sucked at Robotron and nearly every other Williams game except Joust, and even that I was only mediocre in. I also loved Tron and the Star Wars game, and was pretty decent at them. And that era was the end of my gaming life until the Playstation, which was primarily purchased because my wife wanted to play the Castlevania game on the Playstation. I ended up playing a few PS games, but the PS2, Dreamcast and Gamecube were really the peaks of home gaming for me personally. I could watch my wife play RPGs for hours, though. She loved them (and still does, but really, with a kid and tight funds we don’t even have those old systems anymore either). I sold my Gamecube and games last year, and sent the Dreamcast off to a very good home. They had been boxed for four years anyway.

    But this weekend, because I’ve been encourage by the enthusiasm from The Indoor Kids, because I’ve been getting more sleep and cutting back on alcohol, because I’ve been getting up early every day and being productive and trying to make my life better so my kid’s life can be better, I decided that I really needed to do something to relax and that maybe getting immersed in a game would be a good idea. After hearing Emily’s glowing reviews of the Lego games, I decided that since I am a Mac owner that one of the Lego games would be a great place to start and as a fan of Harry Potter I went for the Lego Harry Potter Year 5-7. It’s taking some getting used to, such as accomplishment based auto-saves, but I’m enjoy it. I had an old Gravis GamePad Pro USB that I used USB Overdrive to set up to use in the game and it works great. I have been playing and loving the game and the attention to detail with the music and jokes in the Lego game.

    And this is the part I really came to discuss. My daughter watched me play for maybe 15 minutes. She was absolutely captivated. When she heard me explain they were wizards and witches, she later asked when Gandalf showed up. When I told her that was a different story and that there was a game for that story but it wasn’t available for our computer yet her response was simple: “We should get a new computer.” Four and a half. 🙂 Monster creation seems to be underway thanks to you guys.