Right before Tony Hawk's Pro Skater was released, Hawk got a call from Activision offering a "buyout" of his royalty deal and he almost took the money. "At that time in my life, someone saying half a million dollars was like a gazillion billion dollars", Hawk says on the Flagrant 2 podcast. But Hawk quickly realized what was up—the publishers had realized from early press buzz that the game was going to sell a lot more copies than the 250,000 they were banking on—and decided to keep his points instead of giving them permanent rights to use his name and image for a song. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater went on to sell millions of copies.
Sony's PlayStation 5 game console has been jailbroken, meaning that users may soon be running their own software on it. Marco Cocomello: The most exciting part of the PS5 jailbreak comes at the end of the video where the hacker installs the infamous Silent Hills P.T Demo which was officially delisted from the PlayStation Store… READ THE REST
In this video, Robbi Jade Lew wins a hand against Garrett Adelstein, a self-described "math guy" who cannot believe it possible given the cards in play. He glares at her for minutes, increasingly angrily, and accuses her, without evidence, of cheating. She ultimately gave him his money back to get out of the situation. As… READ THE REST
Rise-Up, Monopoly, and Co-opoly: What did you learn playing board games? Games are pedagogical. They teach us lessons. These lessons are intentional. Fun is not always neutral. There are board games that teach us about capitalism, private property, and the myth of meritocracy. For example, Parker Brothers Monopoly, which was appropriated from Lizzie Magie's The… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. There is no worse feeling than realizing the endless creativity you can achieve on your phone or laptop actually does have an end. That horrible moment you realize your storage drive… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. It's easy to stream music on your iPhone or your Alexa — but if you're a true music fan, you know streaming music like that just doesn't cut it. You end… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Can you really put a price on Internet privacy? Yes, you can. And while your credit card info and personal details being leaked are a major concern, imagine if someone pulled out loans… READ THE REST