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Friday Nite Videos | August 9, 2019

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The Dark Side of the Video Game Industry. Moscow Mitch, The Musical. Trump Impeachment Inquiry to Look at Broad Range of Offenses. Facts Prove White Supremacy Is Not A ‘Hoax’. Why Democratic Socialism Is Gaining Popularity in the United States.

The Dark Side of the Video Game Industry

Hasan takes a look at how the video game industry has grown into a $139 billion a year business and a cultural force. While gaming is more prominent than ever, some of the most popular video games are made under unfavorable working conditions. Hasan examines the exploitative labor practices at game developers like Epic and Riot Games, and the ways in which workers are finally fighting back.

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How Times have Changed: Sex, Drugs and Bowling

Scott McLemee Inside Higher Ed
From outlawing bowling in colonial America to regulating violent video games and synthetic drugs today, Mark Stein’s Vice Capades examines the nation’s relationship with the actions, attitudes, and antics that have defined morality. This humorous and quirky history reveals that our views of vice are formed less by morals than by power.

Friday Nite Videos -- August 21, 2015

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Meet the Undocumented Immigrant Who Works in a Trump Hotel. Damsel in Distress: Tropes vs Women in Video Games. John Oliver: Sex Education. Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Brief History of Everything. Bad Lip Reading of the Republican Debate.

Friday Nite Videos -- March 13, 2015

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John Oliver: Guess Who Can't Vote? Anita Sarkeesian: What I Couldn't Say. Jimmy Kimmel: Message for the Anti-Vaccine Movement. Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief. Netanyahu Remix: Sit! Stand! Iran, Iran, Iran! .

Anita Sarkeesian: What I Couldn't Say

Anita Sarkeesian has been the subject of a relentless misogynist campaign since she called for improved images of women in video games. Here she speaks about that experience at the All About Women 2015 conference.
 
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