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January 20, 2018

Recommended Reading: Please bring back ‘NBA Jam’

by John_A

How the silver anniversary of ‘NBA Jam’ could resurrect the franchise
Law Murray,
ESPN

Will the iconic basketball game NBA Jam be revived for its 25th anniversary? EA already rebooted the franchise once, but the original voice of the game wants to bring it back once more. ESPN caught up with Tim Kitzrow, the man behind the legendary “BOOMSHAKALAKA!” catch phrase, to get the latest details — complete with additional backstory from creator Mark Turmell.

The Line 6 DL4 is quietly the most important guitar pedal of the last 20 years
Dale W. Eisinger, Pitchfork

Music nerds will dig this one. Pitchfork breaks down why a single piece of guitar gear was so instrumental (sorry, had to) in so much music in the last two decades.

HQ Trivia’s Scott Rogowsky doesn’t want you to cheat
Megan Graham, AdAge

By now, you’ve likely heard about the live trivia app that’s all the rage these days. AdAge caught up with the host for a day-in-the-life of the popular game show.

Why Microsoft resurrected a 15-year-old mouse
Harry McCracken, Wired

Microsoft knows it’s audience, that’s for sure.

Inside the Nickelodeon Entertainment Lab, the network’s geeky R&D unit
Janko Roettgers, Variety

12-year-old me is geeking over this inside look at Nickelodeon. 33-year-old me is also pretty excited about it.

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