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Blaseball is Back and I Didn’t Realize it Had Left

You ever just see an announcement and retroactively realize it’s been a minute since your social media feeds were filled with nonsense you didn’t understand? I had that realization just now in learning that Blaseball, the sports narrative simulator, is coming back. Developers The Game Band are reviving Blaseball from its “Grand Siesta,”…

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I Don’t Know What Blaseball Is and At This Point I’m Too Afraid to Ask

I sometimes have difficulty getting into widespread media phenomena. I was the guy who avoided every Game of Thrones conversation for eight years, telling people I will wait until it’s over and then binge-watch it. For me, and I imagine for a lot of people, jumping onto a movie a train…

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Niki Grayson’s Game of the Year List 2020

Aye. It’s Niki. I’m here to tell you about my favorite video games from the year of our lord 2020. Even though the year was an absolute fucking tire fire, Big Video Game™ managed to release some good video game products. This was also a big year for the website…

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John Warren’s Game of the Year 2020 List

I played a lot of games this year, which doesn’t sound like a huge accomplishment for someone who works at Video Game Website, but my role really changed at the tail end of 2019 and I wasn’t sure how much time I’d have. Still, you’ll notice that a lot of…

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Danielle Riendeau’s Game of the Year List 2020

I’ll refrain from making any sweeping statements about what it was to play games in 2020, given everything that’s happened this year. Instead, I’m going to go right ahead and get out of the way of my list — these were my favorite gaming experiences this year, aside from my…

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How the Creators of Blaseball Stepped Up to the Plate

It was the top of the 15th inning. The Charleston Shoe Thieves were looking to finish off the Los Angeles Tacos. With the bases loaded, two-star batter Morrow Doyle stepped up to the plate to hit a rare grand sla —, all but ending the longest game in Blaseball history. Moments later, however, the…

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Blaseball Shame Guide – How Do You Shame A Team?

If you’re a Blaseball fan, chances are you’ve seen SHAME pop up as a match result. This can be particularly confusing, especially for folks who aren’t super into actual baseball. In this guide, we’re going to explain what shaming is and how it affects games. More Blaseball: Blaseball Tips Guide…

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Blaseball Tips Guide – 8 Things the Game Doesn’t Tell You

Blaseball is both simple and also one of the most confusing games I’ve ever played. It’s just baseball except there are birds, peanuts, murderous umpires, and a bunch of people yelling shame. What does any of it mean? Well we won’t be explaining everything, but we do have eight tips…

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The Hades Tigers Official Fan Club Twitter Account: A Review

Blaseball might just be my GOTY. I mean, I can’t say that for certain yet, and there are other contenders (Animal Crossing, Slug Life, anything that comes out in the next five months). But, it is almost certainly the most 2020 game we’ve seen so far in this hysterically awful…

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Blaseball Offers Strange Hope Among the Chaos of Restarted Sports

Sports are an absolute mess right now. The National Football League is preparing for the start of the 2020-2021 season by bungling their COVID-19 preparedness so badly that even players who traditionally fall in line with commissioner Roger Goodell are speaking out on Twitter. The NBA is about to begin…

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