Film and TV

What's Next for Video Game High School?

Yours truly spent nine glorious Thursdays completely immersed in the Video Game High School web series created by Matthew Arnold, Brandon Laatsch and Freddie Wong. In case you somehow missed my ever-present gushing over the show, it basically followed a loser named Brian D who through luck and skill managed to get become enrolled in the prestigious Video Game High School. Since the series takes place in a world where professional gaming is the equivalent of professional sports, this is Brian's ticket to fame and fortune.

He's hindered along the way by his nemesis the Law, a big man on campus whose attempt to humiliate Brian on live TV ended in his own defeat and Brian's introduction to the school. Through the course of the show, the Law almost manages to break his upstart rival, but Brian's unorthodox style and loyal friends help him finally triumph.

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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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