Power Button - Episode 101: Volatile PR Personalities Unleashed
August 02, 2013
There's a lot of negativity in the social media space of the video gaming community. Developers, PR managers, and other public faces of companies and organizations are on the front line of threats of violence, rape, and death on a daily basis. How in the world did things get this bad and what can we possibly do about it? On this episode of Power Button we start with a discussion of Phil Fish's breakdown in the face of continued anger (and he can give as good as he gets) and how it's just the latest example of toxicity poisoning part of the industry before leading into how this issue just feeds on itself. Please welcome new co-host Blake Grundman who begins his run on this episode, and because Blake is here, we conclude the show with a brief discussion of pinball and my recent visit to the GameWarp 2013 arcade and pinball event. Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, or subscribe via iTunes, toss this RSS feed into your podcast aggregation software of choice, and be sure to catch up on past episodes if you're joining us late. Remember that you can reach us via , you can leave a message on the Power Button hotline by calling (720) 722-2781, and you can even follow us on Twitter at @PressTheButtons and @GrundyTheMan, or for just podcast updates, @ThePowerButton.