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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How to Do Text Forwarding with Google Voice 2021

Forward Google Voice Messages to SMS/Your Cellphone Google Voice just turned off “message forwarding to linked numbers” and yeah, that’s a big deal. Thanks a lot, Google. But there’s a pretty simple if ugly workaround that I’ve yet to see written up so it’s not quite time to give up on Voice. Why Message Forwarding […]

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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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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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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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All Signs Point East As Red Sox Sign-Stealing Shoe Drops

In the Astros/Sox cheating fracas, where will the trail of thievery end? And will MLB and the Astros ever figure out how to stop the bleeding? And when will the dogpile of Astros attackers thin out? Here are some things that aren’t being talked about enough. MLB Has Inexplicably Failed To Interview The Red Sox […]

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The Astros Cheating Scandal: Four Things No One Is Talking About

The Astros cheating scandal has been ruled upon by MLB, and now a new pall has been cast on the sport. What’s getting missed in the off-season tornado of histrionics? Here are a few quick observations from this game writer‘s perspective. The Astros’ cheating did NOT spread to the Red Sox with coach Alex Cora. […]

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