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.
Los Angeles Police Department officers Louis Lozano and Eric Mitchell were fired for ignoring a robbery-in-progress because they were busy chasing a Snorlax in Pokémon GO. They appealed their termination in court but were denied. The official court opinion document is really something else. For example: For approximately the next 20 minutes, the [Digital In… READ THE REST
Wordle is a word-guessing game similar to the code-breaking game Mastermind. But instead of trying to figure out a sequence of four colored pegs, you have to figure out a random five-letter word. You get six tries, and you can only play once per day (everyone gets the same word that day). With each guess,… READ THE REST
Under the pretext of reviewing the IF game Silverwolf, Aaron A. Reed tells the tale of St. Bride's School, a peculiar Victorian-themed women's retreat active in Ireland in the 1980s. Its operators' many pseudonyms remain mysterious to this day, and its impenetrable blend of feminism, fetishism and reactionary conservatism may have been a discordian op… 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. If you're an adventurous type and constantly find yourself in the middle of nature, then you're no stranger to the trials of packing gear for your excursions. The hardest part can be… 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. With the ongoing pandemic, working from home and at home workouts have become the new norm in our lives. What better way to unwind and escape everyday stress than with access… 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. Do you hate the taste of water, or lack thereof, so much that you have to force yourself to drink it? Well, it turns out you aren't alone, and the solution to a… READ THE REST