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10 Youtubers Who Are Actively Killing the Concept of Movies

One of the great things about Youtube is that you can watch it anywhere there’s internet access. In bed, on the couch, or even in the bushes outside your ex’s house while you wait for them to come home. However before Youtube there was something called movies. These “movies” were typically shown only in gigantic rooms where you were forced ...

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Game Grumps Live

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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Stardew Valley: A Harrowing Tale of Addiction

When most people think of video games they think of a blandly handsome white guy gunning down endless hordes of aliens/nazis/brown folk. However video games can be about more than violence. Sometimes they are about matching rows of colored blocks together, deciphering puzzles, or farming parsnips. As a kid, one of my favorite games was Harvest Moon, a classic series ...

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Game Grumps Live: The Future of YouTube?

Yesterday, the Game Grumps announced that they would be doing a live show in Los Angeles. There was no word on what game would be played, but it seems as though it will be in the format of a typical episode, starring the primary Game Grumps, Arin Hanson and Dan Avidan. As a devoted “Lovely” (a term used by Arin ...

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Super Deluxe: Future You

Some of you may remember Super Deluxe, an “online platform for short-term comedy featuring established comedians and rising stars”. I personally remember seeing the logo around but I can’t quite pin down where exactly. It was originally part of TBS until it was quietly folded into adultswim.com in 2008, and taken offline later that same year. Among the contributors were ...

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Slime Rancher: Is it Streambait? (No.)

Lately, the tubes of You have been exploding with videos of Slime Rancher, an early access game about ranching slimes. Now, before we get into what this game is, I’d like to address a problem I have seen with games that take YouTube by storm. Let’s talk about Five Nights at Freddys. Before Youtube, this would have been a game ...

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Viva La Revolution – Top 3 Games That Let You Overthrow the Government

Sometimes the government can be a jerk. That is why we have revolutions! I mean, not us specifically, but some people. Have you seen how many guns governments have? And tanks and planes and such? No no, leave that shit to the poor and desperate. But sometimes it’s fun to pretend to overthrow a government, specifically a cartoonishly evil one ...

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Co-op: Grump and Not so Grump

Game Grumps, YouTuberReview, Portal 2

Player 2 has had many roles in the history of video games. Early on, this was typically a competitive role, or even direct opposition with the coveted Player 1. But as time went on, people realized that working together was also a cool thing to do. And so “Co-op mode” let friends play games together, working towards a common goal ...

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