We look at an industry that may be on drugs and a system that had an unintentional design flaw that tells us about the people who made it. 

This episode contains the following segments:

  • Jounalist Simon Parkin tells Arman about drug use in eSports, specifically in games requiring quick reflexes like Counter Strike. We asked him about his story for Eurogamer, "Winners Might Use Drugs." It's great. Read it. 
  • Daniel talks about very strange sexual and gender politics in the new Fire Emblem game, and why localization may have saved us this time round. Plus, we're mad about Mad Catz, and we have Antonin Scalia goofs. (15:10)
  • Zakir Khan ran into an odd problem while trying to sign up for the Paragon beta, and the bug spoke volumes about the kinds of people making Paragon. (39:00)

THANKS TO THE FREE MUSIC ARCHIVE FOR "John the Whale" Ben McElroy, "Enchilladas Pots" BY Jared C Balogh, "Simon" BY Lhomme Manete, "Summer breeze let it Out" BY Smoking Fox (Johnny_ripper Remix), "水中" by Little Cloud (Johnny_Ripper Remix), "OLPC" by Marco Raaphorst, "Snowy Daze" by Kesta, AND "Fantasy" BY Podington Bear

WE ALSO USED CLIPS FROM FREESOUND FROM USERS LIKE ermine, hykenfreak, ceberation, niedec, trollarch2. It also used clips froM Counter Strike, This ESPN story, Dota 2 2015 Finals, and LAUNDERS CSTRIKE.

BUILT TO PLAY IS A PRODUCT OF CJRU IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN TORONTO. IT WAS PRODUCED BY ARMAN AGHBALI AND DANIEL ROSEN. The header Image is by Jeremy Brooks on Flickr. 

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