The Austin Videogame Writer Liked on YouTube: Superman Auditions – SNL

Your Austin game writer just dugSuperman Auditions – SNL. Three actors (Christopher Reeve, Gary Kroeger, Rich Hall) audition for the role of Superman and the director (Jim Belushi) has them do some very dangerous stunts. [Season 8, 1984] #SNL Subscribe to SNL: https://goo.gl/tUsXwM Stream Current Full Episodes: https://ift.tt/W7EASp Watch Past SNL Seasons:  Google Play – http://bit.ly/SNLGooglePlay  iTunes – http://bit.ly/SNLiTunes […]

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The Austin Videogame Writer Liked on YouTube: Wheel of Musical Impressions with Jamie Foxx

Your Austin game writer just dugWheel of Musical Impressions with Jamie Foxx. Jimmy challenges Jamie to a game of random musical impressions, such as John Legend singing the Toys “R” Us jingle. Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: http://bit.ly/1nwT1aN Watch The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Weeknights 11:35/10:35c Get more Jimmy Fallon: […]

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The Austin Videogame Writer Liked on YouTube: Simpsons Couch Gag | Rick and Morty | Adult Swim

Your Austin game writer just dugSimpsons Couch Gag | Rick and Morty | Adult Swim. Two great worlds collide . . . violently. Do not miss the Rick and Morty Season Premiere, July 26th! Watch Full Episodes: http://asw.im/7mze5G SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/AdultSwimSubscribe About Rick and Morty: Rick and Morty is Adult Swim’s most scientifically accurate animated comedy. […]

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Game Case Study Update: Kaos War and Damon Grow

So recently I wrote a long, rambling post talking about the Kaos War MMORPG and some of the mistakes that founder Damon Grow makes during their journey (as documented by a Games.net video series). What ever happened with Damon and Kaos War? Kaos War never came out. Not a big surprise, you say? Get this: […]

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Gaming Your Life: What To Do When Someone Parks Like a Jerk?

Game writing and game design incorporate concepts that can be applied to regular life quandries. Here’s an example: recently I came across a question at Quora that cried out for a good gaming kind of strategy. The question: “What are some clever ways to mess with people with expensive cars who consistently park in two […]

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Unemployed men are wasting away playing videogames, says CSM

Apparently the Japanese aren’t the only ones struggling with listless and purposeless young men. Who are these guys? In Japan, as described in this aptly titled 2011 Kotaku article “The Depressing World of Unemployed Nerds,” there’s a growing problem of young males who have effectively dropped out of society and are relying on the positive […]

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Do You Watch Your Friends Play Games?

Not everybody enjoys watching others play videogames, just like not everybody enjoys others play sports. There’s something about games that demands that hands-on experience. Of course, a big part of it depends on the style and personality of the person you’re watching. If you’re a stealth gamer, you probably wouldn’t enjoy watching a brawler barrel through levels, […]

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Videogame Indictment: Dragon Age Inquisition

A Dragon Age Review with Bugs Attached Been playing this popular game on PS4 recently and man, am I disappointed. I really want to love it, but instead I just think about how Bioware shipped this thing about six months before it was finished, with some bad design decisions baked in. I’m also a bit irate […]

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WTF, WWF?

Zynga’s Words With Friends. I’m a word guy, obviously, and I can’t help playing this game against friends and strangers. It’s crowdsourced word puzzles, really. But why, Zynga? Why does your QC have to be so utterly lousy? Why are you so hellbent on proving you couldn’t care less about this marquee property? Here’s example […]

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Brain Game Answers

As promised, our quiz answers…! Mount Everest was still the tallest, but we just didn’t know it yet. Also known as Mount Chomolungma or Sagarmatha. The child was born before the founding of the United States, which wasn’t really that long ago. Once, and then it becomes 20, not 25. Although we’re also accepting the answer “infinitely” […]

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