I dare you to find a weirder episode of a podcast than this one. Tom talks about the sexual politics of video games while Liam let’s his friend host a gameshow about pornography called Cumming Soon. Don’t worry, it’s fun. And only a little bit gross.
Thanks again for sticking with us, sorry about taking the week off but we needed it.
Music in this episode is Spanish Flea by Herb Alpert.
tags: sex, video games, mass effect, far cry, gta, ladykiller in a bind, porn parodies, batpussy, lee roy myers, wood rocket
Tom’s Story 2:56
Liam’s “Story” 27:40
Self Care Corner 43:51
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It’s been a long week for us. We recorded this a day after our gas got shut off. Consider this our mental health week episode. Take care of yourself this week.
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DISCLAIMER: Due to tiredness and holiday exhaustion, we mistakenly thought this was our 69th episode. Upon further reflection, it is our 68th. We joke about it and didn’t realize until later. Oh well!
We totally fucked up. I’ll be the first to admit it. We’re better than this and we’re sorry. Today, on the 69th episode of Media Majors, we forget to talk about anything horny. I know, I know. That’s not the podcast you signed up for and that’s not the podcast that we want to put it out, but it’s where we are. Next week, we will rectify this tragic error, but today we conclude our look at ratings. Liam talks about the glory days of Pre Code Hollywood while Tom concludes his two parter about the ESRB.
tags: william h hays, hays code, pre code hollywood, mppda, joseph breen, mpaa, don’ts and be carefuls, supreme court, brown v ema, esa, scalia, ab 1179, leeland, yee arnold scwarzengger
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For today’s wholesome and hearty Media Majors, take a big bowl mix in one part corporate greed with two parts political intrusiveness, set to a boil and you’ve got two piping hot stories about rating systems! Liam vents about the Nielsen System and how it’s destroying everything good in television while Tom talks about the origins of the ESRB, the group that determines video game ratings.
tags: arthur nielsen, nielsen ratings, television, nielsen families, nielsen boxes, people meters, netflix, hulu, joe liebermen, kohl, mortal kombat, night trap, esrb, sega, nintendo, senate
Liam’s Story 3:31
Tom’s Story 19:55
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Today’s episode take’s place in a different universe. A… dark universe, if you will. Liam talks about the failures of Universal’s Dark Universe while Tom looks at one of it’s prominent figures, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and his video game.
tags: universal monsters, dracula, frankenstein, the wolfman, the mummy, the creature from the black lagoon, the invisible man, alex kurtzman, tom cruise, nes, jekyll, hyde, angry video game nerd, bandai, bad games
Liam’s Story 1:22
Tom’s Story 18:58
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On today’s episode, we talk about rip offs, some great, some bad and some downright fucking weird. Tom talks about the Resident Evil rip off that went on to define an entire genre of vide game while Liam takes a look at the wholesome E.T. and the not so wholesome rip offs that went out to replicate it’s success. So of course one of them is German pornography.
tags: resident evil, konami, silent hill, team silent, survival horror, spielberg, et, nukie, mac and me, et porn home
Tom’s Story 2:23
Liam’s Story 18:08
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Well we tried another holiday special and well…. it goes about as well as a Media Majors Holiday episode goes. Off. The. Rails. Liam tells the history behind one of the most iconic horror movie props and Tom decides to tell a famous creepy pasta live on air! Only for him and Liam to realize that this is a terrible terrible story. Listen as we plow our way through a once famous internet fad. Have a happy Halloween and make sure to check out Tom’s new podcast King Me starting tomorrow, only on the Major Cast Network!
tags: ouija, ouija boards, hasbro, horror movies, talking boards, fox sisters, spiritualists, parker brothers, forums, copy pasta, creepy pasta, ben drowns, legend of zelda, majora’s mask
Liam’s Story 1:55
Tom’s Story 19:20 – 24:12
Ben Drowns 24:48 – 54:20
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On today’s episode, Tom makes a blunder involving three different men named Mickey, makes a bold statement about John Madden and gets pranked with kindness. It’s a real rollercoaster ride for him. Along the way, he tells a story about the dark underbelly of lootboxes while Liam talks about a human man that was traded for a cartoon rabbit.
Tags: gordon ramsay, lootboxes, collecting, zt online, chests, keys, team fortress 2, valve, hats, paul manwaring, mmo,, overwatch, middle earth shadow of war, csgo lotto, who framed roger rabbit, al michaels, nbc, abc, espn, monday night football, oswald the lucky rabbit, walt disney, mickey rooney, mickey rourke
Tom’s Story 3:10
Liam’s Story 15:07
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Today, Liam and Tom go ahead to ahead with one of their greatest enemies yet: Viral Marketing. Cower as Liam regales of the McNugget sauce that ruined everything while Tom counts down the strangest, silliest and downright ickiest gaming ad campaigns in history.
tags: mcdonalds, mcnuggets, mulan, rick and morty, szechuan sauce, fanbases, viral marketing, god of war, goat, balloons, sexism, booth babes, sin to win, splinter cell, ubisoft, acclaim
Liam’s Story 2:50
Tom’s Story 18:18
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It’s a new week and we got a new Media Majors to start you off! Fair warning, we go into some pretty heavy topics this episode as Liam ends his three part story about the US, N Korea and Media, Tom talks about a man who tried to make us all his bitch and special guest Jane tells a story of a filmmaker who made a hell of a name for himself.
Liam’s Story 3:45
Jane’s Story 17:42
Tom’s Story 42:34
Tags: wga, 2007 writer’s strike, donald trump, the apprentice, the celebrity apprentice, dennis rodman, kim jong un, nuclear war, james ronald whitney, just melvin just evil, telling nicholas, chippendales, doom, john romero, daikattana, id software, ion storm, quake, quake 2
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