Tucked away in the furthest back corner of TwitchCon, there’s a Blockbuster booth. Yes that Blockbuster: the mostly-defunct video rental store. What is this ode to entertainment’s now-distant past doing at a convention dedicated to the cutting edge of its present? Advertising an officially-licensed Blockbuster board game, it turns out. It’s a ‘90s-stolgia party game with multiple configurations centered around—what else?—remembering movies. They went the extra mile with the TwitchCon display, though; the VCR boxes have actual tapes in them. I checked.


Kotaku senior reporter. Beats: Twitch, streaming, PC gaming. Writing a book about streamers tentatively titled "STREAMERS" to be published by Atria/Simon & Schuster in the future.

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