A short one this week, with minimal commentary, because you probably touch yourself at night and don’t deserve maximal commentary.

  • Cecilia D’Anastasio of Kotaku suggests that YouTubers and Twitch streamers should form a union, and points out that a trade organization already exists in the form of the Internet Creators Guild. (However, collective bargaining is not part of its mandate.) I know Internet content producers aren’t “employees” in the traditional sense, but if mega-corporations want to make exorbitant sums of money off the backs of this kind of labour, then they should be prepared to communicate effectively with content creators and be responsive to their concerns.
  • Ed Smith of Waypoint praises the way NieR:Automata uses its camera, seamlessly shifting between 2D, 3D, and top-down perspectives. It’s all the more impressive that this is pulled off in a game with a semi-open world.
  • And another piece about NieR:Automata: Michelle Ehrhardt of Paste has written an excellent review of the game, though it contains more than mild spoilers, so please proceed with caution.

That’s all for now. See ya later, alligator! And stop touching yourself at night.

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