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Video game news that reflects on the latest trends and cultural impacts brought on by gaming.

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February 21, 2019

JAM 25: Blizzard Layoffs

It really sucks when folks lose their jobs. The guys share their reactions to the layoffs that happened at Blizzard and what it means to them as fans of the company. Cross also shares his thoughts on Anthem.

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February 14, 2019

JAM 24: Violent Taxation

How do you feel about the taxation of Mature rated video games? The guys and their guest, Diddi's son Zach, talk about what sort of implications an extra tax on M rated video games would have and the perception of violent video games having a direct correlation with violent behavior. They also talk about the new phenomenon, Apex Legends, and how it's Cross' favorite battle royale game out right now.

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February 7, 2019

JAM 23: We Feel Old

Cross, JayDimes, and Diddi talk about some games that they fondly remember and are now 20 years old! Man, those were the days... Cross and Diddi also share how much they enjoyed the Anthem beta as well as their time spent in Kingdom Hearts 3 up to this point.

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For the first time in 30 years, the GLAAD awards have a new category for LGBTQ representation in video games. The guys talk about that and what that means for the gaming industry in general. Diddi also reviews a game. Oh, and there is singing involved.

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The guys talk about how EA has scrapped their open world Star Wars game and critique the company's misuse of one of the fondest franchises in history. They also go on a tangent or 3 about movies. Alex shares his thoughts on a video game that the 3 spoke about on their last episode.

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January 17, 2019

JAM 20: Video Game Divorces

The guys talk about some of the nasty splits that have been happening within the video game industry here at the start of 2019. From Bungie's split with Activision, Blizzard's CEO-gone-consultant leaving Blizzard for good, and Ubisoft stepping away from Steam to deliver The Division 2 exclusively with Epic Games. JayDimes also shares his thoughts on Google's new video game streaming service, which he's been beta testing.

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Happy New Year! Cross, JayDimes, and Diddi are back to talk about video games. This time, they discuss some of the open world games in 2019 that the world is excited about. Cross also shares his thoughts on a new "game" that is quite different from what the trio has reviewed in the past.

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December 18, 2018

JAM 18: 2018 Recap

The guys get together to celebrate 2018 and look back at all the fun they've had talking about video games on the show. JayDimes shares brief thoughts on the new Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse movie and how he got into a new project that Google is putting out for game streaming, Diddi shares some old man moments, and Cross talks about his love for a new game he got for his Switch.

Thanks to everyone for listening to our show this year! Looking forward to more fun in 2019! If you want to chime in on the conversation, email joystickandmouse@gmail.com

The song at the end of the show is Tangible Divide by Eric Vitoff. Check out more of his music by visiting www.ericvitoff.com.

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The guys are back to talk about some of the highlights from the Video Game Awards 2018. Some really exciting announcements were shared and Diddi discusses his displeasure with Fallout 76.

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Cross and JayDimes are missing Diddi this week, but in Diddi's place is JayDimes' stepson, Willy! They join to talk about a recent topic within the Fortnite community: Whether or not the original choreographers of the dances we see in Fortnite should be compensated for their contributions to the game's monetary success. Willy also shares his love for the game Rainbow Six: Siege.

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