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The Culture: Polygon Chronicles the birth of Xbox LIVE
2 years 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: Jay Leno was good at being bad
5 years ago

The Culture: Jay Leno was good at being bad

Call him whatever you’d like. Say he stole desk that should have belonged to Conan O’Brien and David Letterman. Tell tales of how his warehouse of luxury and classic cars makes you think he’ll turn into a recluse someday. Whatever you say, you should say it now because Jay Leno, one of the biggest comedians to still hold court on late night television, is leaving; and its the A.V. Club’s claim that pop culture and viewers continue to celebrate Leno for reasons that don’t quite meet the eye.
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The Culture: Watch as improv actors recreate Jurassic Park in New York City
5 years ago

The Culture: Watch as improv actors recreate Jurassic Park in New York City

There’s loving a movie franchise. Then there’s completely and utterly capturing the entire the essence of a movie franchise in a unique way. To Improv Everywhere’s recent performance in New York’s Prospect Park. These guys didn’t just act out a scene Jurassic Park, they turned the entire park into their own theatre.
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The Culture: Are free-to-play games a scam?
5 years ago

The Culture: Are free-to-play games a scam?

According to the latest earnings from companies like Perfect World, and to a much larger extent, Facebook, free-to-play-games are the industry’s latest greatest attempt at creating a valid business model beyond paying $60 on day one. There’s just one problem: most users see free-to-play games as a scam.
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The Culture: Doug, Patty Mayonnaise & Race
6 years ago

The Culture: Doug, Patty Mayonnaise & Race

I Need More Allowance, Banging on the Trash Can and Quale-Man all have in common? They’re all awesome, and they were all a part of a very deliberate move by Nickelodeon, to give the network a more interracial feeling.
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The Culture: The NY Times Profiles the Hipsterizaton of Hip-Hop’s Most Historic Neighborhoods
6 years ago

The Culture: The NY Times Profiles the Hipsterizaton of Hip-Hop’s Most Historic Neighborhoods

For true hip-hop heads, there’s nothing better than returning to genre’s heyday in the early to mid-1990s.
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