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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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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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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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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Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About This Scene in Alita?

Alita: Battle Angel isn’t exactly a classic. Despite (or perhaps because of) its long history as a manga, a pet project of James Cameron, and a movie in development hell, the characters felt a little generic, some of the action was inexplicable, and the plot felt a little unbaked and unconvincing. Still, there was one […]

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A Successful Indie Videogame Company Vs. A Failure: What’s the Difference?

A videogame company is a difficult venture for anyone, even with the deepest of pockets. The failure rate is EXTREME. How extreme? The New York Times says 80% of games (8 of 10) fail to make a profit. So what distinguishes a good videogame company from all the failures? We came upon this game industry […]

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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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PewDiePie Makes $15M/Year and Is a Racist

Sigh. I haven’t watched much PewDiePie but occasionally I’ve enjoyed one of his playthroughs as a way to get a sense for a game. Now, after he’s been dropped by Disney and YouTube, I realize from the reports that he’s a dirty scumbag and a hero to neo-Nazi hate groups. (I also realize he was […]

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