The Best Sports Video Game: Tennis Edition
May23

The Best Sports Video Game: Tennis Edition

The French Open is upon us, and while not everyone gets into tennis, it’s a big deal around the world. Not only is it the first major tournament in the past five months, it’s also the unofficial beginning of summer for many people. While I can’t resist a good rally on the clay court, I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. However, video games save you the energy of actually playing tennis by playing it...

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How Modern Video Games Have Eliminated the Sense of Discovery
May19

How Modern Video Games Have Eliminated the Sense of Discovery

When I was a kid, going to the zoo felt like a big exciting adventure with unlimited things to explore and see. Then one summer when I was a little older, I realized all those exciting adventures were actually pre-planned trails, and I was certainly never going to get the opportunity to befriend the wolves and fight crime as the Wolf Pack. I recently had such a revelation about something truly important: video games. This...

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100 Words or Less: On ‘Donkey Kong’
May01

100 Words or Less: On ‘Donkey Kong’

Donkey Kong is the beloved video game which first introduced Ayn Rand’s Objectivism to an eager, new generation. Using the avatar of a migrant worker (based on Rand’s architect Howard Roark), players must ascend through hard work and acumen, utilizing only the hammer of the common man for assistance. Meanwhile, a vicious beast towering over the righteous worker seeks to impede his progress by heaving barrels, representative of...

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The Best Sports Video Game: Baseball Edition
Apr15

The Best Sports Video Game: Baseball Edition

We at Robot Butt like video games. Sometimes that means we play Fallout, sometimes we talk about Bloodborne, and sometimes we talk about Pokemon. Sometimes we write fantastic articles about video games, like this one, this one, or plenty of others. But we also know a thing or two about sports video games. Sports video games seem to get a different reputation than other genres and that’s not necessarily fair. To help remind...

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Specter of New Father’s Gamertag Haunts PlayStation Network
Apr11

Specter of New Father’s Gamertag Haunts PlayStation Network

It all started ’bout a year or two ago. Back then, ol’ Shea McCoy was still a regular guy, logging onto his PlayStation to play games and stream movies. He’d chat online with his friends as they shot their way through enemy hordes. Life was pretty good for Shea. Then one day Shea became a father to a baby girl. No one noticed anything at first. The changes, well, they came slowly. Shea’s friends would go days...

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