Pedophilia Jokes, Gay Bashing and Bad Taste: This week’s 1up Yours Podcast
This week I (begrudgingly) listened to the 1up Yours podcast hoping to hear more about “Boogie”, instead I was bombarded with a mess of gay bashing, pedophilia jokes and some incredible whining about the future of software on the Wii. Not only was this episode pretty offensive but it really speaks to who their audience is (12-15 year old males) which, by listening to them, I was pretty convinced that I was listening to a group of teenagers trying to be hip instead of reliable game journalists. The 1up Yours podcast generally is supposed to be an offbeat podcast from EGM/1up but it’s getting really out of hand. While there is some decent (SMALL) snippets of information to be had, most of it is buried by immature console bashing, hate speech and worthless revisions of month old news. This episode in particular the staff makes generalizations about the sexual preference of males who like the Kingdom Hearts franchise and some disturbing assumptions of the sexual appetites of all married males with daughters in the state of Kentucky. They then proceed to take about 15 minutes to discuss the DS game “Hannah Montana” but it ends up being a constant stream of pedophilia and female puberty jokes. The podcast then went onto bashing the Wii (as usual) and one host even stated that he was glad that the Wii is and always will be full of shovelware so he wouldn’t have to be subjected to it on the “Hardcore consoles” because the other consoles have all the games he wants to play. Anyways I’m really not going to be listening to this podcast again, unless there’s something major being announced. Take this entire post up until this point as MY OPINIONS. I’m sure there are plenty of people who are critical of my video podcast and have problems with some of the things that I do on it. I do however, try to not system bash or offend the male population of an entire state.
Turns out that there WAS no information on Boogie, only a slight mention that the Wii version of the new Harry Potter game would be much better than the PS3 version….How confusing.