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The Series: Action Button

Where You Can Stream It: YouTube

The Pitch: Tim Rogers reviews video games on the internet. But he reviews video games on the internet unlike anyone else you have ever seen.

Why It’s Essential Viewing: I’ve been an avid follower of writer/critic/game developer Tim Rogers since I discovered his work at Kotaku.com, specifically his incredible video series on the English translation of Final Fantasy VII (which turned out to actually be a moving memoir about his time living as an American in Japan, among other things). When Rogers departed Kotaku, he began producing videos on his own, funded by Patreon. The result is Action Button, a funny, smart, and deeply unusual series of feature-length video game reviews that highlight Rogers’ passion for the medium while making most other online video game criticism look lazy.

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