The Pokemon Go Blues

Pokemon, PokemonGO, small town, YouTuber Review, gaming, incense

In the olden days of gaming, we would play games to withdraw. We would play Dragon Warrior to escape the harsh world of our physical reality and leap into an epic fantasy. We would play Burgertime to relax from a day of otherwise mechanical drudgery as a slinger of fast food. These days are quickly ending. PokemonGO has taken the ...

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No Man’s Sky Is Upon Us

No Man's Sky, Sean Murray, YouTuberReview, Space, PokemonGo

Perhaps you think you’ve lost your gamer friends and compatriots to PokemonGO, the revolutionary mobile meme that creates the perverse incentive for the recluse gamer to venture outside the confines of his gaming cave. Spelunking through the local drainage ditch, public park/heroin enclave and mafia burial ground is adventure incarnate, to be sure. But this adventure is so terrestrial, so ...

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) – Steam’s Legal Kid Casino

Steam, CS:GO, Counter-Strike, Skins, Gambling, YouTuber Review, Scam, Scandal

Imagine an old blue-haired lady sitting on a vinyl swivel stool at the Mirage, clutching her rosary beads as she maxes out her bet on a Sex in the City slot machine — praying to Jesus that she hits that elusive progressive jackpot. This is a classic, stereotypical image of a gambler — a Tuscon retiree throwing her pension away ...

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Cersei’s Wildfire For The Win. [GoT Season Finale SPOILERS]

Game of Thrones, GoT, Overwatch, Cersei, Wildfire, Sept of Baelor, YouTuber Review

In case you are new to the Internet and/or Television all at once, there is a fairly massive secret cabal on Reddit dedicated to all things GoT. These cuts aren’t just analysis of tinfoil-hatted fan theories — they include a menagerie of GIFs, wallpaper art, and mashups of everything we just consumed on HBO minutes ago. These cuts go deep ...

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Alt Shift X – The Channel That Was Promised

GoT, Game of Thrones, YouTuber Review, George RR Martin, Alt Shift X

If you’re a human being in this culture, and you (by hook or by crook) have access to HBO, you probably are enamored with and deeply immersed in season six of Game of Thrones. Game of Thrones is like a JRR Tolkein series cross-pollinated with The Wire. It’s a gutty, gritty historically-based fiction full of intrigue and real-politique, mixed with ...

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Ghost Robo’s Adventures To The End of Time

Ghost Robo Quantum Break

In the latest let’s play, we take a look at Ghost Robo as he adventures through the Quantum Break world. The first part covers his adventures to the end of time. When it comes to console-exclusive games, those individuals who own the console are treated to some exclusive games that cannot be played on any other system. Back to the ...

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Sl1pg8r and Pungence Play House in ‘Who’s Your Daddy?’

Who's Your Daddy, YouTuber Review, Sl1pg8r, Pungence, PvP, Steam

In the nouveau media culture, a YouTuber can have a million devotees (read: channel subscribes) and still be completely unknown to the gaming community at large — much less the YouTube viewing community.  So it was with little surprise that I came across Sl1pg8r, another burgeoning star I’d never heard of who’s about to surpass one million subscribers. Sl1pg8r, was ...

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Stalking LeVar: A Gloriously Goofy Series

Stalking Levar, YouTube, Levar Burton, Heidi Cox, Stephanie Pressman, YouTuber Review

Most shows on YouTube feel a bit…stale. The jokes are old, the characters unlikable and the plot overdone. Sometimes it feels like you’re watching an actor’s reel, or a writer pitching their show to a network. Most of the time, you watch the pilot and don’t even bother watching another episode. Stalking LeVar is none of those things. This original ...

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Game Grumps Live

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It’s Thursday night and I’m cruising down Melrose. To many, downtown LA is a mecca of culture and artistic expression but for me it is a weird and terrifying place where some of my friends live for some reason. Finally I come to my destination: The Hollywood Improv. If the sign out front wasn’t indication enough, the line of people ...

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29 Year-Old Easter Egg Found in Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!!

Mike Tyson's Punch Out!!, Easter Egg, YouTuber Review, Bald Bull, Piston Honda

I am an old man.  Previous to having an NES, I played the arcade version of Punch-Out in the wilds of Brooklyn, NY as a precocious 5 year-old. Head barely cresting over the joystick console, I consistently whipped Glass Joe and Piston Hurricane before often succumbing to Bald Bull and his Turkish Bull Charge.  Little did I know, nearly 30 ...

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