ELR 233: “The Internet is making you lazy!”

Some hard hitting issues in today’s episode about the Internet, social responsibly, and helmets. Enjoy!

Additional thanks to GoDaddy (codes LIFE1, LIFE2, and LIFE3), Audible, and DogHouseSystems! Also, Scott Fletcher, Rob Goobers, Skyhawk, various contributors, and YOU!

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How Videogames Trained a Generation of Athletes

Today’s football players have an edge that no athletes before them have possessed: They’ve played more football than any cohort in history. Even with the rise of year-round training, full-contact practice time on the field hasn’t increased — in fact, it has actually gone down, as coaches have tried to limit the physical punishment that the game exacts. But videogames, especially the ubiquitous Madden NFL, now allow athletes of all ages to extend their training beyond their bodies.

Kind of an interesting take. Read more here.

The Crying Wife: I love this girl

Scott Kurtz put me onto this thing, and I can’t stop looking at it. This poor girl.

Vince and Steve are now homeless

Just one month after purchasing GamerDNA, the promising stat-driven video game community site, Crispy Gamer has laid off its entire editorial staff, on the authority of the company’s board of directors. We’re told Chris Heldman, the CEO, former head of media entertainment at Google and co-founder of Crispy Gamer, has resigned in protest. Last September, Crispy’s other co-founder, John Keefer, left to join the editorial staff of the influential GamePolitics blog.

This included the loss of the comics section, which Experience Points was originally commissioned for in 2008.

What will happen to Experience Points? Not totally sure, but for now, rest assured that I have no plans to kill it. It’s more of an issue of where will I run it / keep it / grow it, etc. I just don’t know yet. I own the rights, so it’s up to me. I do know that I am extremely grateful to the guys at Crispy Gamer that allowed me to create this new property, and turn it into something kind of special. Particularly John Keefer.

Gonna miss the money. 🙂

Anyway, that’s that. Here’s the article as posted on Joystiq today. While the comic creators were not mentioned there, we were contacted directly by people at Crispy Gamer and notified that way.

UPDATE: New home found!