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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 Spent $45.95 on These Amateur Pokémon Models”

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.

“Microsoft invites ‘bae’ interns to ‘get lit’ on ‘lots of dranks’ then apologizes, again”

Looks like you’re trying to appeal to kids, would you like help?

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PokemonGO can be depressing for fans with physical disabilities”

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. 

Pokémon Go: man quits job to become full-time Pokémon hunter

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“A heart so true, our courage will pull us through.”

“How to turn your bike into a PokemonGO machine”

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

2 California men fall off edge of an ocean cliff while playing “Pokemon Go”
Disobedient dog refuses to return owner’s cellphone
Utah Man Who Sued for Right to Marry His Computer: ‘This Is Not a Game’
Sadly, Metal Gear Pachinko has beautiful cutscenes 
Pokémon Go player stabbed, keeps playing
Ghostbusters in line for China ban due to supernatural theme

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. 

John Cena’s Sexy Highschool Adventure 

headline john cenaFinally! 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

 

 

Amplitude

AmplitudeWhen 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. 

Final Thoughts

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.Slit wrists sleeping with the girl next door


Nick Maillet

Video Lead

I used to be that band guy with super cool hair who lived and breathed breakdowns, now I work on TV shows as an colorist/editor. You can find me on twitter talking about my ever expanding collection of NES games and my love hate relationship with Tinder.