Shortcast 30 – Shorter Than Normal
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BAD WORDS: After the most recent faux pas by popular YouTube gaming personality, Felix Kjellberg a.k.a. PewDiePie, in which he uttered one of the most contemptible words in American English seemingly as a synonym for “asshole”, the internet exploded for a second to either defend Kjellberg or condemn him on a variety of fronts. Firewatch developer, Campo Santo, went so far as to file a DMCA complaint on YouTube, causing the website to take down Kjellberg’s Let’s Play of it from his channel. Video games and the internet are a mess right now, and Andrew and D. Bethel do there best to untangle the knot while slightly ranting along the way.
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- Episode 30 – “Batting 100”: Only referenced because this is Shortcast 30.
- Episode 125 – “Hot Sauce Box”: Where we talk about the last time PewDiePie got himself into trouble.
- Cooper, Dalton. “PewDiePie Almost Uses Racist Language Again Just Days After Apology.” GameRant. Warp10 LLC, 15 Sep. 2017.
- Fahey, Rob. “Gaming YouTube Must Get Its House In Order.” GamesIndustry.Biz. Gamer Network, 15 Sep. 2017.
- Ibrahim, Mona. “Firewatch Creators Can Target PewDiePie with DMCA Takedowns, and It’s Perfectly Legal.” Polygon. Vox Media, 12 Sep. 2017.
- Klepek, Patrick. “PewDiePie Doesn’t Deserve a Pass For Using the N-Word Because He Was Angry.” Waypoint. Vice Media, 11 Sep. 2017.
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