Gaming’s Moment of Silence – KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 45

In the KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 45, Sean, David and Tim discuss the video game industry's response to George Floyd's death, the Black Lives Matter movement, and police brutality. The boys also talk about recent controversy surrounding Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick's compensation and a P.T. mod made in Half-Life: Alyx.

Gaming's Moment of Silence - KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 45

Welcome to the KeenGamer Podcast, KeenGamer’s official podcast! Join Sean Rehbein, David Lozada and Tim Ronan as they talk about the week’s hottest news stories and dissect the latest controversy shaking up the video game industry. In the KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 45, the crew discusses the video game industry’s response to George Floyd’s death, the Black Lives Matter movement, and police brutality. The boys also talk about recent controversy surrounding Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick’s compensation and a P.T. mod made in Half-Life: Alyx.

Other topics of conversation include the Saudi Arabian Crown Prince’s heavy spending on Dota 2‘s International 2020 Battle Pass and Ubisoft’s bizarre subscription-based model for Trackmania. Check out links and timestamps to all of our topics below:

  • Hootgoblins! – 00:00:53
  • Playing With Gilbert – 00:01:52
  • David’s impressions of Queer Eye‘s fifth season- 00:05:41
  • David’s impressions of Somebody Feed Phil‘s third season – 00:07:21
  • Tim’s Terraria adventures – 00:12:40
  • Tim’s impressions of Dead to Me – 00:16:31
  • Sean’s thoughts on Angel – 00:21:09
  • Sean’s thoughts on Firefly – 00:21:39
  • Sean’s thoughts on Assassination Classroom – 00:27:56
  • Sean’s thoughts on Shantae and the Seven Sirens – 00:35:48

News Stories:

Activision Blizzard shareholders wish to reduce CEO Bobby Kotick’s compensation (00:37:20)

A modder named AmbientDruth recreated P.T. in Half-Life: Alyx (00:54:55)

Ubisoft shares details on its bizarre pricing model for Trackmania (01:04:13)

The Saudi Arabian Crown Prince has spent over $6,000 on Dota 2‘s International 2020 Battle Pass (01:22:12)

Our opinions on celebrities who play video games (01:27:47)

Itch.io’s “Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality” (02:16:04)

Topic of the Show:

Gaming’s moment of silence (01:48:54)

Rockstar Games suspends GTA Online for two hours in memory of George Floyd

Gearbox and 2K postpone the launch of Borderlands 3‘s Takedown at the Guardian Breach DLC

Sony postpones its PlayStation 5 showcase

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