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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Shameless Plug Saturday: Crash Course Games

School may be out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean learning has to stop—and while our public school system may make learning an unpleasant experience, there are plenty of more pleasant, if not fun, ways to learn.

The Crash Course YouTube channel does an excellent job of disseminating information on a variety of topics such as history, science, and even philosophy, with videos that succinctly cram hour-long lecture’s worth of material into ten-minute videos, allowing even the most casual viewer to learn a lot and fast!

If their channel can make learning otherwise not-so-fun subjects fun, they can make learning very fun subjects even more fun. Which brings us to this week’s Shameless Plug Saturday: Crash Course Games.

What makes this new video lecture series awesome—or at least more awesome than a retrospective on the history of video games already is—is its host, Andre “Black Nerd” Meadows. If you like the Black Nerd’s reviews and rants, then you’ll love his new video series detailing the history of gaming from the dawn of video games to the rise of Atari and home console gaming to its crash in 1984.

His newest video discusses the most famous (and quite frankly, best) video game company of all and how it single-handily helped rescue video gaming from the ashes of its crash. Check it out for yourself: