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Holiday Survival Fuel – As Delivered By Ivan Drago

Ivan Drago, YouTuber Review, nintendo, Mike Tyson's Punch Out

With the passing of Thanksgiving (and really, the passing of Halloween) we are now fully interred in Holiday Season — the time we are encouraged to live at our local department stores because Capitalist Santa defeated Socialist Hippie Jesus in the annals of history — as recorded by South Park 20 years ago:   So those of us who would ...

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Destiny Fan-Film: Thorn vs The Last Word

Destiny, Shin Malphur, Dredgen Yor, YouTuberReview, Bungie, The Last Word

Destiny, the FPS-meets-RPG Bungie brainchild (and successor to the Halo franchise) is prominent in gamers’ minds this week with the release of the Rise of Iron expansion. Rise of Iron expands the already hefty lore of Destiny, centering on the backstory of Lord Saladin. Destiny: Rise of Iron officially announced. Coming Sept. 20th for $30. https://t.co/IHw6sKXrvj pic.twitter.com/0fNzveaqnq — Destiny INTEL ...

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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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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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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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The Descent of Vinesauce Through In-Active Worlds

Active Worlds, Vinesauce, YouTuber Review, HItomi Fujiko

We’re leaving behind a lot.  Stuff that had… years.. of work put into it, but so what, it’s just virtual. So speaks Vinesauce, a YouTuber prominent for his forays into abandoned virtual worlds — a Cyber Tour Guide of past civilizations with a streaming audience in tow. As has already been well documented in BGR and others interested in the ...

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