On more than one occasion, J.K. Rowling has proven to be profoundly ignorant to the concerns of trans people. So should we shun Hogwarts Legacy, a promising title with a troubled background? And can we ever hope for the ‘death of the author’ (in the sense of Roland Barthes’ literary theory), if said author is actively fearmongering on Twitter? These and more questions we discuss to explore whether we should shun Hogwarts Legacy.

In our side quests, we then talk about the cancellation of E3, the rework of PlayStation Plus, and our impressions of Ghostwire Tokyo.

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00:06:44 Should We Shun Hogwarts Legacy?

J.K. Rowling Writes about Her Reasons for Speaking out on Sex and Gender Issues (Joanne Kathleen Rowling)

A Complete Breakdown of the J.K. Rowling Transgender-Comments Controversy (Abby Gardner)

Judith Butler: ‘We need to rethink the category of woman’ (Jules Gleeson)

Butler, Judith (1990) Gender Trouble

Butler, Judith (1996) Bodies That Matter

Harry Potter Video Game Will Allow Transgender Characters (Jason Schreier)

Why I’m not buying the Harry Potter game (Stacey Henley)

00:59:56 E3 2022 – Digital and Physical – Has Officially Been Canceled (Rebekah Valentine)

01:06:45 All-new PlayStation Plus launches in June with 700+ games and more value than ever (Jim Ryan)

01:18:51 Ghostwire Tokyo

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