Redemption not guaranteed: El Camino is a fitting coda to Jesse Pinkman’s story

El Camino.”> Enlarge / Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) must elude capture and get out of town in El Camino. (credit: Netflix) The series finale of Breaking Bad has been touted as one of the best series finales of all time by critics, as former high school chemistry teacher-turned-meth manufacturer Walter White faced the inevitable reckoning for …

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Lawmakers express “deep concern” over Blizzard’s Hong Kong protest response

Enlarge / Mei from Overwatch has become a grass roots symbol of the Hong Kong protests in the wake of Blizzard’s decision. (credit: r/hongkong) A bipartisan group of Senate and House lawmakers has signed a letter expressing “deep concern” over Activision Blizzard’s recent decision to punish Ng “Blitzchung” Wai Chung after the pro Hearthstone player expressed …

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Minecraft becomes a board game, and the results are faithful, fantastic

Enlarge (credit: Sam Machkovech) I’m not shocked that the first-ever Minecraft board game is cute and fun. But this new game, made as a collaboration between video game studio Mojang and board game producer Ravensburger, has no right to be this elegant. Minecraft: Builders & Biomes is breezy. It’s quick. It’s kid-friendly. Yet it’s full of …

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When MS Paint ruled the fandom world: An innovative webcomic, 10 years later

Enlarge / Webcomic creator Andrew Hussie broke the fourth wall repeatedly within many of his creations. Here, he drew himself next to a person named “Ms. Paint,” a play on the fact that his creations were usually made in Microsoft’s famed MS Paint app. (credit: Andrew Hussie) Rewind to the Internet of 10 years ago …

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