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And I’m back, black and now a 2017 Xbox MVP
3 months ago

And I’m back, black and now a 2017 Xbox MVP

My self-imposed exile from all things work and productivity related has ended folks. It’s May 1st, the end of my Xbox vacation and the start of another year-long quest to get you the news about the games you need, the culture your mind craves and the jokes you wish I never told.
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Tonight on Xbox Live: Watch The 2017 NBA Playoffs
3 months ago

Tonight on Xbox Live: Watch The 2017 NBA Playoffs

Sure, I’m late to the game with my yearly breakdown of how to watch the NBA Playoffs on Xbox One, but don’t fret. I’m back from vacation and eager to school you on how you can watch the greatest sports tournament of 2017 yet on your entertainment console. Let’s do it.
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The Culture: Hey now, ‘Smart Guy’ is 20 and still a classic
4 months ago

The Culture: Hey now, ‘Smart Guy’ is 20 and still a classic

By  •  The Culture

I hesitated to run a short piece about Smart Guy so soon after I published a glowing review of the Power Rangers movie. I mean, if there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s constant navel gazing about how much better the past was than the present is. I don’t care, though because a recent piece celebrating the 20th anniversary of Smart Guy has me ready to queue clips on YouTube and forget all my troubles.
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The Culture: ‘Halo’ is in trouble
5 months ago

The Culture: ‘Halo’ is in trouble

Published by Glixel, the long form piece goes into detail about what’s hurting the Halo franchise. In particular, it focuses on how Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians made some huge mistakes that also doomed Bungie’s Halo 2.
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Tonight on Xbox Live: Watch Super Bowl LI
6 months ago

Tonight on Xbox Live: Watch Super Bowl LI

For one night only, your gaming privileges have been suspended because everyone wants to use the big television in your living room to watch Super Bowl LI. I feel for you but don’t be coy. You secretly want to watch too. Tonight on Xbox Live, you can. Actually, anyone can.
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This Weekend on Xbox Live: Play the Ghost Recon Wildlands Beta
6 months ago

This Weekend on Xbox Live: Play the Ghost Recon Wildlands Beta

By  •  This Week

This weekend’s big Falcons vs Patriots battle during Super Bowl LI isn’t the only excuse you need this weekend to head to your local electronics retailer and purchase a television that roughly takes up 80% of your living room wall. The other event that some folks have waited a year for is almost at hand. This weekend on Xbox Live, at least some of you will be able to enjoy the Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands Beta.
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From The Social: This just in, GameStop is sketch as hell
6 months ago

From The Social: This just in, GameStop is sketch as hell

GameStop is getting a little attention this week for a community post that alleges the company has a ratio system that forces its sales teams into primarily selling people used products at all costs.
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The Culture: Skittles & Marshawn go to that other Houston
6 months ago

The Culture: Skittles & Marshawn go to that other Houston

By  •  The Culture

The en isn’t just about what you play, it’s also about what you play. I’m talking about video people. My aim for this year is to add more culture and more games to this little operation. It’s with that in mind that I bring you the first edition of The Culture for 2017. It involves Skittles and Marshawn Lynch, because this close to the Super Bowl, why wouldn’t it?
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