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

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

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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
3 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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The Culture: Skittles & Marshawn go to that other Houston
4 months ago

The Culture: Skittles & Marshawn go to that other Houston

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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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The Culture: Oh boy, the Assassin’s Creed movie reviews are in!
5 months ago

The Culture: Oh boy, the Assassin’s Creed movie reviews are in!

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Remember when motion pictures based off film franchises were good? I’m sure that you don’t; they’ve always been terrible. Mortal Kombat was hot trash. The Tomb Raider movies were uninteresting and wooden. Some thought that Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed movie might meet the same fate. They might have been right.
Reviews of Assassin’s Creed began popping up today from the usual suspects and they’re not kind.
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The Culture: Xbox Turns 15 & Zune Would Have Been 10
6 months ago

The Culture: Xbox Turns 15 & Zune Would Have Been 10

The best thing that you’ve ever purchased isn’t the thing you’re most excited to get you were excited to get your hands on. It isn’t the one that you spent the most money on either. I tend to believe that the best purchase you’ve ever made is the thing that is always with you doing exactly what you want it to do. Xbox Live and Zune are like that for me. Both are celebrating birthdays this month.
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The Culture: N7 Day brings ‘Mass Effect Andromeda’ trailer and more
7 months ago

The Culture: N7 Day brings ‘Mass Effect Andromeda’ trailer and more

Admittedly, I’m a recent recruit to the annual phenomenon that is N7 Day. In fact, today was the first time I ever celebrated the Mass Effect series’ annual heyday. I wasn’t around for the first two games in the series, and decided it wasn’t worth ruining the franchise by only playing the third. Electronic Arts and developer Bioware made my first N7 Day one to remember though. This morning that company shared a new Mass Effect Andromeda trailer and more.
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The Culture: Polygon Chronicles the birth of Xbox LIVE
10 months ago

The Culture: Polygon Chronicles the birth of Xbox LIVE

Say that the Xbox One is too big. Say that the Xbox 360 was too unreliable early on. What you can’t say is that Xbox LIVE, the service that powers the online gaming and media experience for millions of users across the world, wasn’t a game changer when it debuted with the first-generation Xbox.
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The Culture: The USS Discovery from ‘Star Trek Discovery’ is, Yeah
10 months ago

The Culture: The USS Discovery from ‘Star Trek Discovery’ is, Yeah

In all honestly, I’m about as big of a Star Trek fan as you can possibly imagine. I’ve read the novels, I’ve watched all the series — sans The Original Series because there is only so much Kirk a sane person can handle. CBS All Access revealed a new Star Trek series was on the way earlier this year. At San Diego Comicon this weekend, the network detailed the title of the new show. Hold on to your captain’s chairs folks, I give you the USS Discovery of Star Trek Discovery.
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