“My Cat Won’t Drink Water”: Here’s a Solution

“The cat won’t drink!” says your roommate. “The vet says he’s got to drink more and not drinking water is making him sick!” This isn’t your typical videogame blog post, but I just thought I would share my lifehack for all you cat-lovers out there. Cat dehydration is a big problem. Have you struggled with […]

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Red Dead Online Sale: $5 for 3 More Days

Red Dead Online, Red Dead Redemption 2’s online sibling, is a remarkable $5 on all platforms until the 15th. It’s also backwards compatible with the PS5 and Xbox Series X. If you’ve always wanted to horse around in the Old West like a GTA gansta, is RDO it worth it? What’s it like and what’s […]

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The Austin Videogame Writer Liked on YouTube: Kitten Zoom Filter Mishap

Your Austin game writer thought you might appreciate this video: Kitten Zoom Filter Mishap. This is a live stream of virtual court proceedings in the 394th Judicial District Court of Brewster, Culberson, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis and Presidio Counties, Judge Roy Ferguson presiding. Any capture of video or audio of this stream is prohibited, and may […]

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The Austin Videogame Writer Liked on YouTube: LASTING IMAGES: alternatives to traditional burial

Your Austin game writer thought you might appreciate this video: LASTING IMAGES: alternatives to traditional burial. You know the saying “death and taxes….,” but tax time comes only once a year and death comes approximately ninety six times per minute. What will you do when your minute arrives? Enter Lasting Images, a feature documentary showing […]

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Cracker Jack Prizes Are Dead, Slain by Crap Webgames

Cracker Jack snacks used to be a real treat when I was a kid. Peanuts and caramel popcorn, hell yeah! And the prizes, though they were always cheap, were sometimes a delight. I remember getting a little plastic magnifying glass that was useful and fun, and little toy planes and cars. I picked up a […]

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That Time When SI Said “Sign-Stealing Is Good For Baseball”

Do you remember 2017? It wasn’t all that long ago. Back then, if you talked to a knowledgeable baseball fan, they’d tell you that sign-stealing was fairly common, and that most teams probably had some shady scheme involving the video feed. In fact, Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci wrote a whole article about how sign-stealing using […]

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The Austin Videogame Writer Liked on YouTube: You Think I’m the Beast? – Saturday Night Live

Your Austin game writer thought you might appreciate this video: You Think I’m the Beast? – Saturday Night Live. Subscribe to SaturdayNightLive: http://j.mp/1bjU39d SEASON 35: http://j.mp/179YJIu Movie Parodies: http://j.mp/19gsLfl The Beauty and the Beast realize beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Aired 10/17/09 Subscribe to SNL: https://goo.gl/tUsXwM Get more SNL: https://ift.tt/W7EASp Full Episodes: […]

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Civilization VI: Loads of Depth and Bugs

Civ 6 Is Such A Mixed Bag You know, the concept of casting the videogame player as an entire culture in the Civilization games is just brilliant, pure genius. The Civ VI intro cinematic captures the quest for human progress perfectly: the wide-eyed optimism and ambition that encapsulates all the bold and impossible achievements our […]

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Battlefield V: Infected by SJW Politics, or by Bad Judgment?

Is Battlefield V Marred by Politics? Here’s a question about videogames that I answered on Quora and wanted to share with you. https://www.quora.com/Can-Battlefield-V-be-saved-And-will-it-have-a-long-lasting-player-base-or-just-empty-servers As a game designer, I think this looks more like a stylistic error than a “SJW” political issue. This world has enough Gamergate bullsh*t so I’m loath to see yet more political […]

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The Austin Videogame Writer Liked on YouTube: Trump Acceptance Speech REACTION Video

Your Austin game writer thought you might appreciate this video: Trump Acceptance Speech REACTION Video. One of our contributors sent us this hilarious Trump RNC Speech Reaction video. He says, “This video shows reactions from Trump’s core constituents: blow-up sex dolls.” via YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLJJfvJAz38

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