Videogame Names… AKA Who’s Playing First?

Console and videogame names are funny eccentricities of the games industry. Our guest hosts Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, here to help us commemorate the 50th anniversary of the original videogame company, have a few words on the topic of videogame console names! Bud Abbott: Well, Lou, glad you can make it to Atari 50, […]

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The Gmail Spam Filter Is Destroying Human Communication

You know that handy Gmail spam filter that is keeping most of the spam out of your inbox? It’s also totally broken and destroying the connections you’ve spent your entire life building. Is it possible to put a price tag Gmail’s spam filter has always been aggressive. Why? People get tend to get a lot […]

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Once Upon a Time in Kyiv

Once upon a time, there was a giant hero, Ironfist the Eternal, the son of a radioactive general. A fighter by nature, he became a world champion and reigned in three different decades. He was never defeated in any fight, except those that took place on a chess board, and was known by the name […]

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China Stops Kids From Playing Videogames

“Kids shouldn’t play videogames.” Where have we heard that before? With this sweeping legislation last fall, China clearly threw its lot in with the curmudgeons and scowling parents in a desperate attempt to sound feeble, manipulative, and out-of-touch all at the same time. I totally understand the urge to refocus the youths on important things […]

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The Austin Videogame Writer Liked on YouTube: The Ocean Cleanup begins cleaning the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Your Austin game writer thought you might appreciate this video: The Ocean Cleanup begins cleaning the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The nonprofit global cleaning crew called The Ocean Cleanup, led by founder and CEO Boyan Slat, announced recently that it had reached viability of its ocean plastic-collecting System 002 technology and plans to begin cleaning […]

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The Austin Videogame Writer Liked on YouTube: Weekend Update: Hypnotist Linus Minus on Hypnosis – SNL

Your Austin game writer thought you might appreciate this video: Weekend Update: Hypnotist Linus Minus on Hypnosis – SNL. Hypnotist Linus Minus (Mikey Day) stops by weekend update to give a hypnosis demonstration. Saturday Night Live. Stream now on Peacock: https://bit.ly/3j1IRUk Subscribe to SNL: https://goo.gl/tUsXwM Stream Current Full Episodes: https://ift.tt/W7EASp WATCH PAST SNL SEASONS Google […]

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Amazon Enables Spammers By Taking Away Review Comments

Have you noticed that you can’t comment on a product review on Amazon any more? One of my favorite uses of this feature was to ping a buyer for updates on their initial reaction to a product. A product really shows its stripes after a few months of usage, not at the initial unboxing. Additionally, […]

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The Austin Videogame Writer Liked on YouTube: A helmet has always been a good idea

Your Austin game writer thought you might appreciate this video: A helmet has always been a good idea. The Vikings are here – wear a helmet! Helmets have protected our ancestors throughout centuries. Wear a helmet next time you mount your bike! The campaign is produced for the Danish Road Safety Council by NewLand Film […]

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The Austin Videogame Writer Liked on YouTube: Answering Machine

Your Austin game writer thought you might appreciate this video: Answering Machine. Provided to YouTube by Ryko/Rhino Answering Machine · The Replacements Let It Be ? 1984 Rykodisc, Inc. Writer: Paul Westerberg Auto-generated by YouTube. via YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTNdhURRTv8

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