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Johanna Botta stopped by Barcade in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood to speak with the bar’s co-owner, Paul Kermizian. While there, she unleashed her inner child, playing Pac-Man and devouring a fried chicken and waffle sandwich, then washed it down with a craft beer from Barcade’s vast and rotating selection.
Pop Week – It’s 2015, the age of the internet, and the average person has never experienced a better chance of being heard. With public platforms like Twitter, Change.org, Kickstarter and the like, the individual has arguably never been more empowered to impart change on the world, no matter the scale.
The highly anticipated video game allows users to explore 18 quintillion fully developed planets. The creators write that the game was inspired by chief architect Sean Murray’s experience growing up in the remote wilds of the Australian Outback.
Johanna Botta stopped by Barcade in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood to speak with the bar’s co-owner, Paul Kermizian. While there, she unleashed her inner child, playing Pac-Man and devouring a fried chicken and waffle sandwich, then washed it down with a craft beer from Barcade’s vast and rotating selection.
Nintendo and indie developer Yacht Club Games announced they would be releasing an amiibo toy model of Yacht Club’s popular Shovel Knight character. Physical merchandise for an independent video game on store shelves is an unprecedented move, especially considering Nintendo’s past relationship with indies.
Excess Week – A revolutionary new immersive experience is currently in the works that could forever alter the ways in which we interact with our entertainment. BTR takes a sneak peek inside the world’s very first immersive virtual reality theme park.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane celebrate the show’s two-year anniversary. The episode begins with a discussion on the meaning of likes on social media, as explained by Mic. Then, the pair discusses Lane Moore’s piece on Cosmo.com “8 Signs You’re Not Getting the Love You Deserve.” The 104th episode wraps with a conversation about men who lose in video games and how it correlates to harassment.
The video game industry has seen a recent spat of broken or unfinished games being released to huge backlash. The most commonly cited reason is the break-neck speed of the development and publishing cycle.
Fan Week – This year’s E3 conference showed off technology the likes of which we’ve never seen. BTR gives a run down of the talks and offers insight on what the results of the conference mean for the future of gaming.
Vacation Week – Video games have always been a great way to escape the stresses of daily life and become someone (or something) else. Today, games are so immersive that they can provide an escape as a vacation.
George invites funny dude and overall great guy Jason Saenz to Spit Take Comedy to show off his new desk and classic talk show moves. The hordes of teen girls in the studio audience thrill over Jason as he plays a game of “Would You Get High?” and discusses his ever clever Saenz Signs.

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