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Playwright/ Video Game Journalist/ Theatre Critic/ Actor New York City · charlesbattersby.com

Halloween Horrors of the Virtual World

Many video game publishers like to focus on big blockbuster games in the fall, to usher in holiday gift-giving profits. However, a few clever companies have brought their spookiest titles to the market just in time for Halloween. Horror games … Continue reading

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Cosplay and Drag Blend at Flame Con

The stereotypes of nerds and gays often appear at odds with each other, but, for the third year in a row, geek culture and the LGBTQ community have enthusiastically teamed up at Flame Con. The weekend convention, held this year … Continue reading

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Gaming Fest Makes a Play for Change

Rescuing the princess is a mainstay of video games, but some developers are out to do more than save a fictional damsel. They want to save the real world. For the 14th year, the Games For Change Festival (G4C) will … Continue reading

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Close your Legs. I want to Sit Down!: A Guide to Subway Etiquette

The humor book I wrote with my wife is now available on Kindle. Grab your ebook copy of Close your Legs. I want to Sit Down!: A Guide to Subway Etiquette.

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Our Fallout Movie Project

I co-wrote this machinima film! Coming soon to a Youtube near you! “This is the first teaser and behind-the-scenes look at our fan film project. Created by members from around the Fallout community and produced by ShoddyCast.”

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‘Immersive’ Blender — VR is Here to Stay at TFF

There used to be a debate over whether or not video games could be art. Now the new kid on the block is Virtual Reality (VR). Those at the forefront of storytelling are starting to see that VR is neither … Continue reading

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On the Shelves or On the Horizon: 2017’s Most Anticipated Video Games

In the film industry, January is used as a dumping ground for movies too embarrassing to be released alongside year-end Oscar bait. However, the video game industry often saves some of its most promising titles for the new year, to … Continue reading

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