Film and TV

Video Game High School: Law Ready for This?

Here we are at the end of the first season of Video Game High School, and after nine episodes it remains one of the true gifts the Internet has offered those of us who worship at the joystick altar. It's a crowdsourcing success, it celebrates the geek, it punishes the bully and if you played a drinking game involving spotting the game references in the sports show, The Pwn Zone, that plays throughout the episode, you would probably die.

Hell, making a good movie based on a video game seems to be so impossible that Gabe Newell wants to do Half Life himself rather than watch Hollywood turn in something like Doom or be associated with the industry that gave Uwe Boll millions of dollars to piss in our PS3s. As far as a show or movie celebrating gamer culture? Forget it.

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Jef Rouner is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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