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Stop Punching Yourself: Man Sues ‘Fallout 4’ Game Maker

For one man, an addiction to playing in a post-apocalyptic wasteland was more important than maintaining his life, so the only natural recourse was to sue. by Ed Button Gamers enjoy countless hours being immersed in fantasy worlds where dragons fly around and destroy you, evil aliens need to be exterminated or they destroy you, and little turtle monks with… Read more →

Is ‘Fling’ the Thing? Ed Button Reviews the New Social Media Messaging App

by Ed Button There’s a new social media messaging app called Fling, which has been out since June. It’s been advertised on Twitter and while there hasn’t been much more in the way of publicity, it seems to be pretty popular: a month into its release, it reportedly had 375,000 downloads and 150 million “flings” sent out. The idea behind Fling is that it’s extremely… Read more →

Is GamerGate the Devil We Know, or the One We Assume?

by Ed Button One of the bigger topics online recently, at least in the world of Twitter, is #GamerGate. Regardless of familiarity with video games, there are valid points being brought up concerning ethics and the future of journalism, specifically video game journalism. Some say that those using the #GamerGate hashtag are sexist pigs looking to purge the gaming industry of women,… Read more →

Beware the Fappening: Massive Leak of Celeb Nude Images Threatens Freedom on the Web

by Ed Button It seems that celebrity photo leaks, both intentional and unintentional, are common place these days. Every few weeks, an actor, singer or model has revealing or suggestive photos of themselves leaked to the public. Sometimes, they’re simply victims of paparazzi stealing shots of them laying topless somewhere on a nude beach or yacht, and other times, it’s… Read more →

Peer Pressure For a Good Cause? Ed Button Has an Ice to Pick With the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

by Ed Button For those of you who haven’t somehow been on the internet in the past two weeks or so, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a campaign that seeks to raise funding to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It’s a condition that affects voluntary muscle movement, and eventually leads to death. The “Challenge”, as it were, is… Read more →

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