Episode 371: Video Games & Equality

This episode contains: Ben likes being a positive force in people’s lives. Steven believes people can ‘level-up’. We chat about beautiful 2D video games.

Here Comes the Sun: To watch a comet form, a spacecraft could tag along for a journey toward the sun. ‘Centaurs’ near Jupiter could provide unique opportunity to learn about solar system.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/oct/11/lego-to-remove-gender-bias-after-survey-shows-impact-on-children-stereotypes

Snap it All Together: Lego to remove gender bias from its toys after findings of child survey. 71% of boys feared they would be made fun of if they played with what they described as “girls’ toys”. LEGO is now promoting nurturing, caring as well as spatial awareness, creative reasoning and problem solving.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/oct/11/lego-to-remove-gender-bias-after-survey-shows-impact-on-children-stereotypes

Science Fiction: Lower Decks season 2 finale time! We talk all about the episode, the cool bits that Steven missed and what we look forward to in season 3. The Expanse season 6 trailer is out and we talk about the series, what Steven is missing, and how are they going to fit the biggest book into the smallest season? Finally, we talk about the What If…? season finale. Steven does the whole recap thing and we talk about what season 2 could have, besides that cut season 1 episode.

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