Do Video Games Cause Gun Violence? – Keen Cast Ep. 5

On the fifth episode of Keen Cast, David, Sean, and Tim determine whether or not video games are to blame for the United States' most recent wave of gun violence. We also talk about Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo's decision to force developers to disclose loot box probabilities, the controversy surrounding Genshin Impact at ChinaJoy last weekend, and Take-Two's attempts to silence a prominent Borderlands YouTuber.
Do Video Games Cause Gun Violence? - Keen Cast Ep. 5

Do Video Games Cause Gun Violence? – Keen Cast Ep. 5 – Image by Tim Ronan

Welcome to Keen Cast, KeenGamer’s official podcast! Join Sean Rehbein, David Lozada, and Tim Ronan as they discuss the week’s hottest news stories and dissect the latest controversy shaking up the video game industry. In our fifth episode, we discuss the United States’ most recent wave of gun violence and come to a consensus on whether or not video games are to blame.

We also talk about Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo’s decision to force developers to disclose loot box probabilities, the controversy surrounding Genshin Impact at ChinaJoy last weekend, Take-Two’s attempts to silence a prominent Borderlands YouTuber, and the latest batch of Pokemon making their debut in Sword and Shield. Check out links and timestamps to all of our topics below:

News Stories:

  1. Metal Gear’s Snake teased for Tekken 7 – whoops! It was a joke! (00:12:08)
  2. Is China’s Genshin Impact copying Breath of the Wild? (00:24:31)
  3. Take-Two tries to silence/punish Borderlands YouTuber using copyright strikes, taking down Discord servers and sending private investigators to his actual home (00:37:53)
  4. Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, and more agree to disclose loot box odds going forward (01:03:20)
  5. Pokemon Sword and Shield adds new Galarian forms of old Pokemon (01:24:01)
  6. Indivisible release date trailer (01:39:50)

Topic of the Show:

Do video games cause gun violence? (01:47:14)

Politicians suggest video games are to blame for the El Paso shooting, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy

In response to the shootings, Wal-Mart plans to remove ads and demos for violent video games in their stores

Nail in the Coffin – Our official consensus – 02:12:06

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