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Escapist Culture: Internet communities become ‘Kinda Funny’

By: Griffin Thenell Columnist
October 30, 2017

‘Kinda Funny’ creates a group all over the world connected by the internet.The YouTube-based company “Kinda Funny’ has established a community all connected through the internet.“Kinda Funny”...

Audience members watch a live competition at the Nintendo World Championships that occurred last weekend. ‘Let’s Play’ videos are video game videos that feature the creator playing a game of choice, typically with their commentary.

Nintendo Creators Program launches ‘Let’s Play’ videos

Griffin Thenell Columnist
October 16, 2017

Creators allowed 60 percent of video profits.YouTube is the great device of procrastination. The videos on the channel range from animation to makeup reviews. However, according to YouTube analytics, 63...

PUBG is based on an island while players attempt to scavenge for supplies. The video game is featured in gameplay videos on YouTube and Twitch.

‘PlayerUnknown’s Battleground’ dominates player numbers

Griffin Thenell Columnist
October 2, 2017

Video game inspired by battle royale accumulates high popularityBattle royale is a fight to the death where only one person remains and a well-known story arch in pop culture. The trend started when Japanese...

Griffin Thenell is a second-year studying pre-computer science. His column, entitled  Escapist Culture, will feature pop culture ranging from movies and TV to games.

Welcome to Escapist Culture

Griffin Thenell Columnist
September 15, 2017

Hi everybody. My name is Griffin Thenell. I am a computer science major, a TV producer and most of all, a pop culture fan. Before anything, I want to share a story because that is what pop culture is...

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