Robot Congress

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What games, movies and books have let you down? The hype trains run at full-steam sometimes, and end up flying off the tracks into Disappointment Gorge! This week Austin and Ryan O'Connor talk their biggest letdowns in games and movies, and Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch didn't even make the list!
What does it take to break into the video game industry? Do you have the necessary experience to level up to a career in this Pac-Man-Eats-Ghost world of bytes and pixels? This week Morrison, Austin, and Ali share their experience and wisdom!
Mr. Jeff Rubin (formerly of CollegeHumor and Buzzfeed), host of the Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show stops by to talk about his career, games, hot takes on Uncharted, and how awful Austin is at naming celebrities on the fly.
Do you have games that have sat in your library for ages, unplayed and dusty? What games do you play over and over, rather than starting those lovely games that you eyed for so long but had no the courage to pick up?This week Ryan O'Connor and Austin talk about their gaming loves and hates!Brought to you by Squarespace, use coupon ROBOT for 10% off!
Can you kill someone with a text? Does free speech end when it's used to harm another? We continue our rolling out of ALL NEW Robot Congress episodes by delving deep into the sordid tale of wrath and woe that is: Death by Text! Michelle Carter convinced Conrad Roy to kill himself, but why and how? Find out this week on Robot Congress! This episode is brought to you by Squarespace. Use code ROBOT to save 10% and support the show!
What is cryptocurrency? Will it make all governments irrelevant? Will Bitcoin topple nations? Will Dogecoin make it to the moon?This week Ryan Morrison, Ryan O'Connor and Austin Hoffman talk cryptocurrency! We delve into exactly WHAT it is, why it's worth money, and whether it'll stick around in the future!
Scammers stole my kid's account! What can I do, and was it worth anything for the 300 hours he sunk into it?!Hey- that troll stole my level 36 magic staff! Can I sue him, or have him thrown in jail? Am I destined to spend another 15 hours grinding to acquire a new staff?Will the government tax my gold gains?!Find out on Robot Congress!We're brought to you by Squarespace- use code ROBOT to get 10% off! Plus, Penn State Online!
DMCA takedowns are all over YouTube, but what do they mean?! People throw around the terms copyright and trademark as if they're interchangeable! Why is the McDonalds logo Reserved?Join us this week as Morrison, Austin and O'Connor dive into these constant internet topic terms, educating and entertaining you!
Is Apex Legends a threat to Fortnite's popularity? How did Apex launch with virtually no warning and no leaks? This week Morrison, Austin, and Ali talk about the huge hit Apex Legends and its impact on the gaming world.
Would you put your dog's brain in a robot body? This week Morrison, Austin, and Ali talk about the past and future of pets, and we even throw in some pet law for no extra charge!
Will we all be wearing suits of armor, complete with jetpacks? Will flying to work replace the usual boring commute? Nope! Come hear 25 predictions from the past, about today, that never came true.
What happens when you mix Russian modding software with Grand Theft Auto 5's incredible popularity? LAWSUITS?! Probably not. Cease and Desists?! Definitely. Featuring IRON MAN (as an example of why modding can be detrimental to a publisher). This episode is brought to you by Squarespace, use offer code ROBOT to support the show and get 10% off- as well as Penn State Online.
Is Space Force dead in the space-water before it even launches? This week Ryan, Austin, and Ali discuss what Netflix's trademark claim on Space Force actually means for the United States' space agency!
Will you own your own body in the future? Can your DNA be patented by someone else? This week, a Classic episode of Morrison and Austin's past discussions is revived, back for your enjoyment.
Are Smart Cars the future? Who's responsible if a self-driving car hits your house? Am I still myself if I use a Star Trek transporter? This week in RoCo Classics, Morrison and Austin discuss all the future of transportation!
What is a trademark, and what does it mean when one is abandoned? This week Ryan, Austin, and Ali talk about the Skate 4 trademark debacle, and why you shouldn't believe everything you read on the internet!
Louis Vuitton and League of Legends have teamed up to bring fashion to gaming and vice versa! This week Ryan, Austin, and Ali talk about brand partnerships, what goes into such potent and influential agreements, and whether Austin can actually pull off a French accent.
Should Uber drivers be contractors or employees? This week Ryan, Austin, and Ali discuss the pros and cons of California's AB5 law and whether this is the end of the disrupting apps as we know them!
This week Morrison, Austin and Ali discuss the burning question in everyone's minds: is the unauthorized distribution of old (and new!) games through ROMs and their Emulators illegal? Will they result in legal action? Find out this week, on Robot Congress!
Hearthstone! Overwatch! Warcraft! This week we're discussing BLIZZCON! Morrison gives his take on his trip and O'Connor and Austin go over some of the big points of Blizzard's huge annual event! We're amazingly excited about this one! Maybe too excited!Try Squarespace! Make your website and support the show, use code ROBOT to get 10% off!
PewDiePie, one of YouTube's biggest personalities, has made another blunder and is finding out that developers have every right to DMCA his Lets Play videos. Find out why the creators and owners of the games hold all the power in this week's Robot Congress!Brought to you by Squarespace- use coupon code ROBOT for 10% off! Plus, Penn State Online.
Have you ever created game of such beautiful artistry, a craft of such genius, so brilliant in design, that it went completely unappreciated by the masses? You probably needed a publisher!This week Morrison, Austin, and Ali are joined by Sean McKenzie of Armor Games to discuss what a publisher does, and why they're so integral to the gaming business.
What's Morrison's favorite game of 2017? What could Austin's top 2017 movie be if he never sees new movies? This week Morrison, Austin, and O'Connor review the highlights of this crazy and amazing year!
What is the future of warfare? Will soldiers be grizzled men leaping around battlefields in exosuits, or will they 18 year-old Starcraft players commanding robot soldiers from halfway across the globe?This week in Robot Congress Classics, we discuss the Future of War! (what is it good for?)
Why are Birds terrorizing major cities around the US? This week Morrison, Austin and Ali examine the electric scooter sensation that's sweeping the nation. Is it a great eco-friendly startup, or a thousand thousand lawsuits waiting to happen?
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Apr 5th, 2016
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Mar 26th, 2020
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