Most people within the YouTube community thought Shane Dawson’s eight-part documentary series on Jake Paul was going to be the biggest story of October. That was before Memeology 101 released an investigation into the allegations against a company called BetterHelp and popular creator Philip DeFranco over a series of sponsorships that began popping up on YouTube. Profiting off mental health After Memeology 101’s videos, various creators and viewers accused DeFranco and BetterHelp of promoting a “scam app,” and profiting off mental illness. In just days, major YouTube creators began posting their own videos calling out DeFranco and BetterHelp, while others stepped away from the sponsorship altogether as suspicion mounted within the community. DeFranco announced on Twitter he was suspending BetterHelp sponsorships until his team could produce a proper investigation, including meeting with BetterHelp’s team in-person and going over accusations being thrown … [Read more...] about Philip DeFranco, BetterHelp CEO speak out on YouTube’s mental health controversy
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This article spoils Doki Doki Literature Club in the first sentence, it presupposes you’ve played it, and goes on to spoil the narrative tricks the game uses to make its story meaningful. So if you haven’t played the game, get it (it’s free),make a pot of coffee, set aside four hours, play it, and then come back here and read this. Like the dentist, it’s good for you and in no way painful at all I promise I really do and I wouldn’t lie to you xx Doki Doki Literature Club framed me for Homicide. I remember the adrenaline, paranoia and thirst for a lovely quiet cup of straight gin tea that consumed me when I realised I’d have to delete Monika’s program files, effectively killing her. That rush was short lived. It didn’t work. Monika had overtaken all the game’s files by that point; and decided to delete herself. Having tried and failed to kill her, was I now responsible for her suicide? “What a mindfuck” I thought, as the … [Read more...] about How Doki Doki Literature Club Frames You
The State of Decay 2 Traits Guide is for the different Traits that you are likely to encounter in State of Decay 2. We have all the possible traits along with the unique ability that each one holds. See which one you get and what it means for you going forward in your journey in the post-apocalyptic world. State of Decay 2 Traits When you select a character, there is absolutely no way of knowing what you will get because getting a trait is very random. It is like being born into the world with a unique talent or knowledge. Alternatively, like having careers or work experiences before all the shit happened to the world and zombies were all around. Traits, therefore, define a survivor’s personality and own uniqueness. These qualities have an effect on your performance and the world around you. Below you can find all the Traits that we have come across so far and the effects that each carries. Trait Description Effect Angler I’m pretty good at catching food, if we can … [Read more...] about State of Decay 2 Traits Guide
This story originally ran in 2012. We’re reposting it to coincide with Mortal Kombat 2’s 25th anniversary. This past school year, Columbia student Kenny Voong wanted to make a videogame. He just didn’t quite know how. Like many new to this kind of thing, he had a direction but needed a map. Then one day, on his normal walk up and down Chicago’s North Clark Street in a part of town flooded with strip malls and “BYOB” restaurants, Voong noticed a sign for “Chicago Wushu” on the side of the road and randomly decided to look it up online. There he found an odd coincidence: Daniel Pesina, master of the guan, was in a former life a Mortal Kombat actor. In an industry where creative leads typically stay behind the scenes, in-game actors found cult success in the ‘90s by giving players faces to identify with. And when Mortal Kombat became one of the industry’s most popular fighting games, Pesina grabbed his handful of fame, appearing … [Read more...] about Mortal Kombat’s Johnny Cage, 20 years later
Ready Player One is out in cinemas, and promises to immerse viewers in the wild, pop-culture filled world of the Oasis, first dreamed up by author Ernest Cline and now brought to life by Steven Spielberg himself. When Cline was first writing his seminal novel, the virtual reality technology which allows protagonist Wade Watts to enter the Oasis sounded more like fiction than fact but, today, VR headsets can be found in the homes of millions of people, and the hardware's only becoming more ambitious with every passing day. Virtual reality is now very much a part of our reality, even if the likes of PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive can't claim to be nearly as powerful as the amazing gadgetry seen in Ready Player One. Either way, it's the ideal time to look back at the films that have portrayed the technology on the big screen before now, and determine just how accurate they've managed to be in their predictions so far.Lawnmower Man (1992)The movie: Brett Leonard’s … [Read more...] about 11 visions of VR that movies got wrong. Very wrong.