Hey all, I’m Nick and this is my untitled wrap up. Each Sunday I’ll be breaking down the more interesting and mostly stupid tech/gaming headlines of the past week and bring some new games to light, as well as some inspiration I’ve found on my web based travels. It’s professional shitposting at its finest. Bonus, if someone out there has a better name for this, then let me know in the comments. Now on to business.
The Headlines That Make Us Think
CBS, the network that brought you timeless classics, such as $h*! My Dad Says and Mike & Molly, once again raised the bar in news media with the unveiling of three new exclusive Pokemon. Stoned Pikachu, Yogasaur, and Charmander. More at 11.
Looks like you’re trying to appeal to kids, would you like help?
Like skydiving without a parachute or not being able to sing in key, lots of hobbies can be a bummer for fans who can’t quite meet the minimum requirements.
“A heart so true, our courage will pull us through.”
I actually have no problem with the content of this article. My problem is that the writer spends a good chunk of the piece convincing his readers to not only buy this crime on two wheels, but also a gaggle of accessories that scream “Pokemom on board!” At least the writer will never have to worry about their bike getting stolen, no self respecting criminal would get near that thing.
Headlines and Headaches
Not Frog Fractions 2
As anyone with a Mac will tell you, there really isn’t anything for us on Steam outside of obscure indie releases. Because of my terrible operating system life choices, I’ve decided to dig into the deep dark pits of Steam Greenlight and itch.io to bring you quality and otherwise unnoticed games.
Finally! We can play the solo game featuring the man who starred in the hit Hollywood blockbuster The Marine. In John Cena’s Sexy Highschool Adventure, you get to live out your teenage fantasy of wearing a hat to school. What a time to be alive.
Available now on PC/Mac/Linux/Android/My Nightmares
When I backed the Harmonix reboot of one of the cooler games to come to the PS2, I was expecting them to make a few creative changes to help the game become more approachable to today’s mainstream audience. This is definitely not what I was expecting, but as an artist myself, I totally understand that you need to take risks to make magic. Fortunately, P.O.D is not included in the soundtrack. Available now on PC/Mac/Linux
Internet Killed The Video Star
Something We Can All Agree On
The Internet is a strange but awesome thing. It’s full of people from all walks of life who come together with one singular purpose: to prove that they are better at writing jokes than anyone else. Here’s what made us look back and appreciate Al Gore’s greatest gift to mankind.
Come in my yard at night looking for pokemon and you gone get a glockachu
— PABLO FLEXCOBAR (@PabloFlexx) July 13, 2016
While you're out there catching Pokemon, your girlfriend will be catching this D.
— Joe Praino (@FixYourLife) July 11, 2016
Nintendo's mobile strategy:
2008: what's an iPhone
2010: what's an Android
2014: still no
2016: change how society functions
— Aaron Levie (@levie) July 11, 2016
One week down, hopefully a few more to go until Pokemon GO ends us all. Until next time, take care of yourself and everyone you know, do something nice for a stranger, try to open your mind a bit and experience something new, and most importantly, drop those lures.