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Comedies today are a tragedy

Last month, The Happytime Murders opened to a pretty tepid response, both critically and financially. Having a budget of $40 million, not including advertising, so far the movie has only made half of that back and it's been out for well ove...

 
 
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Sharknado isn't so bad it's good; it's just bad

When I pitched to Flixist's Supreme Overlord Matt a Sharknado Retrospective, I had a pretty clear-cut goal in mind. I wanted to look at all six movies in the franchise, with the most recent one being last month's The Last Sharknado: It's Ab...

 
 
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Adventure Time ends today: What does the show mean to you?

[Art by Paul Robertson] I have no doubt that Adventure Time will go down in the books as one of the most influential cartoons in history. It's success signaled the start of a new generation of animated shows that were wildly risk-taking wh...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Sorry to Bother You

Every time Tessa Thompson's character in Sorry to Bother You shows up, she is wearing a new pair of earrings of her own design. These serve as the perfect metaphor for the movie itself: they are big, impractical, provocative, lack any subtl...

 
 
 
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Celebrating the mooks that rose from underdogs to champions

In video games, not all characters are created equal. Many exist for the primary purpose of serving as generic obstacles, fodder that any half-decent player will overcome by the dozen. It’s a sad truth in digital worlds ruled by stati...

 
 
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Emulating the language of motherhood in NieR: Automata

Motherhood fascinates me. I’m an only child raised by a single mom. Her constant support, alongside my grandmother and aunts, created a web of matriarchal love throughout my childhood (this totally includes embracing my video game hab...

 
 
 
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Tony Hawk's Underground is pretty cool for a teenager

[It's Go Skateboarding Day! And to celebrate, we're publishing this story about Tony Hawk's Underground. It was originally meant to run on the game's thirteenth birthday, but somehow got lost in our CMS. Two years later, here it is. Fuck Er...

 
 
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The dark and tortured history of Mario in Super Smash Bros.

Something is clearly wrong. I'm as excited as the next guy for Super Smash Brothers Ultimate, but there's clearly something disturbing going on here. Mario, our usually affable plumber friend, has gone insane. When the box art dropped for t...

 
 
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A discourse on discord: Examining online toxicity

I was browsing the internet one day and came across a fledgling YouTuber who wanted to promote his gaming videos. It was in a gaming forum, and he was asking players to give him critiques on his work. I took a quick look even though I knew ...

 
 
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A guide to healthy F2P gaming habits

I don’t criticize freemium games because I want them to suffer. On the contrary, much like my pal Jason, I believe that it’s wonderful to have the opportunity to play games without taking any immediate financial risks. I love th...

 
 
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Yakuza eliminated any interest I had in the return of Shenmue

Shenmue is a strange game that always fascinated me. The open-world adventure follows Ryo as he pursues his father's killer across Japan and China, but sometimes he's on an urgent search for sailors, and others he's just hanging out by that...

 
 
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Views from the East: Free-to-play and Microtransactions

Fifteen years ago I fell in love with a frog. And no, it's not a tale of myself being an Asian prince, and a warts-covered green amphibian turning into a princess. It was, literally, a frog -- a J. Frog if you will. This frog was from a fre...

 
 
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Timeless is currently in limbo, and it's all your fault

Time-travel and comedy, two things that go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly, bacon and eggs, or rum and coke. We've seen the popularity of films like the Back to the Future trilogy, Bill & Ted's excellence in the genre, and Arm...

 
 
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Dark Souls characters, ranked

To play Dark Souls is to seek victory in a land defined by failure. Lordran, the game's fictional kingdom, is dying. The once-great gods have abandoned their bastions, fleeing a world in desperate need of a savior. Every crumbling city stan...

 
 
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It's a Shoot: The only gamers I watch are wrestlers

I was never a big fan of streaming. Don't get me wrong, I see no problem with people playing games and having others watch them as they complete levels -- but the activity never truly piqued my interest. I guess I am more of the 'I would ra...

 
 
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Diary of a 'speedrunner,' part 1

So, speedrunning. We've heard of it, we watch the marathons sometimes, and we might even make a donation to charity in its name. Not much to talk about, right? I mean, I thought that way for a while, and didn't quite get the fascination. Wh...

 
 
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Nintendo Switch exclusives we expect to see at E3

The Nintendo Switch is so incredibly successful that fans are expecting Nintendo to go all in on it. Blitzing out of its opening year with Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey, two monumental exclusives, guaranteed millions of early a...

 
 
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It's 420, so let's celebrate with some games

Satan’s spinach isn’t everyone’s thing, but don’t feel like you’re excluded from the stoned shenanigans just because you don’t smoke. That’s preposterous. 420 is all about bringing people together. ...

 
 




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