New YouTube Series Explores The One Sided Relationship Between Creators And Fans

When you watch a YouTuber for hours, you can feel like you know them. That’s called a “parasocial relationship.” It’s an uneven relationship between a fan and a creator, sometimes even fostered by creators for financial gain. YouTuber Shannon Strucci …

Chipping Away At Game Backlogs

Now that it’s summertime, I thought I could chip away at my game backlog, but with the steady flow of re-released indies hitting the Switch and older games getting massive updates, my pile of shame grows bigger every day.

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What It Means To Buy A Video Game

Video games are an expensive hobby, often demanding a great deal of trust whenever you buy a new one. Buying a game winds up being a number of things. A purchase is a gamble. It’s an encouragement. It’s a participation …