Shadow Complex, Orson Scott Card and homosexuality: Ethics and consumer responsibilty in the video game marketplace

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This week's podcast centers around Shadow Complex, one of the latest and most critically acclaimed games on Xbox Live Arcade. While most people will agree the game is a worthwhile trip down memory lane in the spirit of classics like Super Metroid and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, that isn't the focus of our discussion. Instead, we're taking a look at an opinion piece penned by Christian Nutt of Gamasutra, who responds to a debate that arose on popular video game forum NeoGAF over whether it's reasonable to boycott a game for ethical reasons. From there, we discuss the reasoning behind boycotts and petitions that gamers engage in and the ramifications of their actions.

At just over 30 minutes, this is our most succint podcast -- but I think it's also safe to say it's the most engaging episode we've produced so far.

Finally, I wanted to mention that this entry marks the 100th post on Silicon Sasquatch! On behalf of Aaron, Doug and myself, I just wanted to say we're all deeply grateful to our fans (and critics) and we hope you've enjoyed the ride so far.

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