Couch Podtatoes Episode 16: The Male Body Image


We’ve taken the trip back into Doone’s Digital Frontier this week, with a discussion that focuses on the Male Body Image, particularly in video games. Yes, usually these types of discussions are focused on females, minorities, or other less-represented demographics, but fair is fair, and now we’ve covered mostly everything. The males in video games aren’t something that most gamers can relate to, in that the stereotypical gamer is the skinny nerd or the fat guy. Who does he have to look up to? We’ll discuss in more detail within. We also take a look at a dictator trying to sue Activision for his portrayal in one of their games, and finally take a look at Tales from the Aggronaut, where Belghast talks about our society’s dependence on their devices, being “glued to the screen.” Take a listen!


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Couch Podtatoes Epsiode 16: The Male Body Image (runtime: 1:04:14)

Breaking the Ice: what are we playing? (starts at 1:37)
Doone’s Digital Frontier: Male Body Image (starts at 18:45)
Idiots on the Internet: Noriega sues Activision (starts at 50:18)
Community Talk: Belghast (starts at 58:29)

Host Contact information:

Blog: Me vs. Myself and I

Blog: Healing The Masses
Twitter: @ausj3w3l

Blog: XP Chronicles
Twitter: @trredskies

Idiots on the Internet article:

Community Spotlight:
Tales from the Aggronaut
the article

Music Credits:
“Level Up” by Cookie Monsta (from the Riot! EP)
“Cracks” by Flux Pavillion (from the album “Plux Favillion”)
“Built for Sin” by The Black Dahlia Murder (from the album “Miasma”)
“Lazy Hangar” by Kozilek (from the album “Luftrausers OST”)
“Enchanted Rose” by Bury Your Dead (from the album Beauty and the Breakdown)

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