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A Beginner’s Guide to the McElroy Brothers

Maybe you stumbled upon a funny clip from their podcast. Maybe you’ve seen some of their video game journalism work. Maybe you have some friends who cosplay characters from The Adventure Zone. However you went about it, you’ve probably encountered some form of content created by the McElroy Brothers. This post will serve as a guide for those looking to dive even deeper into the media empire created by Justin, Travis, and Griffin!

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Life After Adventure Time

In April of 2010, a new Cartoon Network series premiered and changed the landscape for American cartoons in a huge way. The surreal and wonderful world of Adventure Time was a labor of love brought to life by numerous artists and writers working under series creator Pendleton Ward. With the tenth and final season wrapping up this year, we wanted to take a look at some of the creators behind the series and highlight the new projects they’ve worked on!

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Flash Animation is Good Actually

Hi, my name is Mel and I run VRV social. I’m here to tell you that flash animation is Good, actually. If you’re like me and the many others who grew up with the internet, I know that when you hear the words “Adobe Flash,” you immediately think of hours of amateur animation on Newgrounds.

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If You Liked The Adventure Zone, You’ll Love This

A lot of people love the Adventure Zone. love the Adventure Zone. As someone who had little interest in tabletop roleplaying games beforehand, listening to Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy weave a disarmingly charming and lovely story out of their play sessions really opened my eyes to how special these games can be. If you’re caught up with TAZ and need something else to fill that hole in your free time, I’ve got a list of shows that provide something for all types of fans of Taako, Merle, and Magnus!

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Your Science 101 Course

Did you pay attention in science class? Chances are, you answered no, but never fear! We’ve got you covered with five shows that will get your scientific knowledge up to snuff! Whether it’s bite-sized university courses, a fantastical voyage through time and space, or using science to explain our favorite comics and video games, these series make it fun to figure out how the world works!

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If You Liked Recovery of an MMO Junkie, You’ll Love This

With Recovery of an MMO Junkie having recently come to an end, you may be asking yourself “where do I go from here?” We’ve put together a list of our top recommendations for the MMO Junkie fan looking for new material to consume! Whether you’re looking for stories that focus on gaming, Japanese work culture, or subversive gender themes, there should be something for everyone here. In no particular order, here are our Top 10 picks for fans of MMO Junkie!

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If You Like Game Grumps, You’ll Love This!

Game Grumps is objectively wonderful—I’ve wiled away plenty of hours watching their comedic let’s plays! Looking for more of that magic? We’re here to help! If you’re a fan of Dan, Arin, the rest of the Gumps, and their escapades, here are four titles you’ll love.

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The Weekend VRV Forecast—1/4

Welcome to 2018, friends! A new year brings new possibilities, new goals, and tons of new stuff to VRV! 2017 was a great year for us and we’re excited to make 2018 even better. Without further ado, let’s get into what new stuff is coming to VRV this weekend!

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12 Robots We Want to Be Friends With

It’s 2018 and it’s time to leave your flesh and blood friends behind for the cold embrace of robot companions! Whether it’s the Wallow’s adorable, gauntlet-bound Pixel, the moodily cool and detached Casshern, or the REALLY GOOD BOY that is Canti, here are 12 robots we really want to befriend!

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The Weekend VRV Forecast—12/27

2017 is winding to its close and it’s certainly been a wild ride! From all of us here at VRV, thank you so much for helping make this such a great year! Here’s a list of new stuff coming to VRV to help you ring in the new year right.

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Santa’s Favorite Things on VRV

HO HO HO. Hello there! I’m Santa Claus, the unknowable specter of yuletide generosity, and I’m finishing up preparations for my annual gift-giving journey! I stole VRV blog writer Cayla Coats’s account to post this! The holidays can be a particularly stressful time of year (especially when you run a workshop that supplies literally the entire world’s toys every year), but I find that there’s one thing that will always help calm me down—holiday specials!

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The New Genre of Tabletop Gaming Shows

You’ve probably heard of tabletop gaming, but what about tabletop gaming shows? Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, Warhammer and many more have provided countless hours of imaginative, engaging group storytelling between friends throughout the years. Recently, a new type of show has cropped up that seeks to bring that magic outside of the game room to a wider audience—the new genre of tabletop gaming shows!