Fake Videogame Companies

Fake videogame companies are now a thing, and it’s no real surprise to anyone who’s been watching the industry for a minute. Like many other crazy videogame wannabes, this Mahal guy got too greedy, pulled a Theranos (aka his lies and ego were the only thing of value that he was peddling), and screwed all […]

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Viral Video Shows Soccer Kid Shining for Playstation 5

This viral video charms you pretty good. The kid’s excitement is palpable yet he goes about the task like a craftsman. I’m not sure what the father’s saying at the beginning about “just once.” The whole feat is three a row. Apparently the kid did it in one go, too. There are only three balls […]

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Alamo Drafthouse Introduces “Vertical Vision”…!

So the Alamo Drafthouse yesterday announced that with the support of director Paul Thomas Anderson, they are launching a new VERTICAL format theater in downtown Los Angeles. That’s right, they are turning widescreen on its head! Here’s the schematic: Or… should we be somewhat suspicious? I do love that schematic. But the release, dated 3/31/19, […]

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Free Austin videogame class for kids of color

Our friend Kendra is hosting a Video Game Coding Workshop with Instructor M. James Short for kids age 11 to 15. Her goal in preparing this workshop is to expose kids of color to professionals in the tech industry.  This workshop is meant to connect kids (who now see themselves portrayed in movies involving technology […]

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Your Videogame and Fair Use Copyright Law

The videogame world and the copyright office do have their collisions. In our modern digital culture, a video game can have as much popular mindspace as a popular film or television show. So, naturally, a big game can create opportunities for parody, comment, and post-modern artistic manipulation. We saw this question on Quora recently: Can […]

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Game Design Case Study: Kaos War

At first I was going to subtitle this post “Follow your game-making dreams like a crack-crazed, howling, insensate lemming plunging from the peaks of Mt. Everest into the fiery pits of Hell itself.” So… should you? What am I talking about? I’m talking about big talkers and bootstrappers in videogames. And I’m talking about how […]

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The New Tomb Raider Movie Was Written By A Game Writer

How Come The Game Writer Who Rebirthed Tomb Raider Isn’t In the Credits? Hmm. I don’t want to throw a lot of shade and grump about how game writers get no love, but it is rather curious. You see, if you’ve played Crystal Dynamics’ 2013 Tomb Raider reboot, the trailer for the new Tomb Raider […]

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This Is Why Marvel Is Better Than Star Wars

Marvel Is Beating the Pants Off Star Wars – Admit It Marvel Comics and Star Wars have always been the polestars of my geekdom, but things have changed and now we have to admit that cinematically, Marvel is better than Star Wars, for some really obvious reasons. Star Wars came to greatness by taking chances. […]

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