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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Why I Can’t Enjoy Watch Dogs 2

Watch Dogs 2 is an impressive technological achievement, a smooth, pretty, hack-tastic open world game that’s a great blend of GTA and stealth adventure. And I just uninstalled it because of game writer fails. I just wasn’t enjoying it anymore. In some ways, I should be enjoying Watch Dogs 2 even more than in 2016 […]

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The Austin Videogame Writer Liked on YouTube: Game Time with Randy and Greg: Baseball – SNL

Your Austin game writer thought you might appreciate this video: Game Time with Randy and Greg: Baseball – SNL. TV sports show host Randy Dukes (Kenan Thompson) wants to talk baseball but people just want to talk about Greg (Bill Hader) being an alien. Even the guest, an ex-baseball player (Gerard Butler), is curious about […]

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The Austin Videogame Writer Liked on YouTube: A Spray Bottle that Fires When I Smile

Your Austin game writer thought you might appreciate this video: A Spray Bottle that Fires When I Smile. A high-powered Spray Bottle That Only Fires When You Smile, pretty simple. I heard this is the kind of stuff that kids are into, like tasers and anime. instagram: james_hoffman_ via YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_bRiWsl3cE

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The Austin Videogame Writer Liked on YouTube: Explaining the Pandemic to my Past Self

Your Austin game writer thought you might appreciate this video: Explaining the Pandemic to my Past Self. What would happen if I tried to explain what’s happening now to the January 2020 version of myself? via YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms7capx4Cb8

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Programmers Writing Games? Is That Possible?

I recently got a request to answer this question on Quora: “Im graduating with a Computer Science bachelor’s degree, and I LOVE games and their stories! Which job would be suitable for me in the Game industry?” Here’s my full answer (not the abbreviated one I posted on Quora): It’s interesting that you prominently mention […]

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