Author: Rebecca Rothschild

Once upon a time, Rebecca "Bonks" Rothschild was our contributing Editor in Chief. She has a passion for FPS games and esports. She is also an accomplished fiction writer working on video games and comic books. She is currently an Associate Editor at PUBG.

It was right here on SugarGamers.com that a little webcomic written by myself and drawn by Erika Swanson was born. The webcomic was Shero and Vex, the satirical story of a hero and villain who are roommates. It has since evolved into its own little phenomenon on its own site at SheroAndVex.com. Now your two favorite roomies are coming up on 50 issues and we thought that was something worth celebrating! MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR MARCH 27TH!!! It’s all going down at the impossibly cool Marz Community Brewing space in Chicago. Not only can you find a unique selection of…

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I have never been much a gaming mouse snob. I play PC games and tend to lean toward standard layouts. When I heard about the Lexip PU94 I was intrigued. They claimed to bring users the full mobility of TWO joysticks, being a console gamer as well, I was curious. Maybe it was time to step up my mouse game. Upon receiving the mouse AND signature mouse pad I was a little intimidated. For one, the pad is pretty big and not like anything I have ever owned before. Mapping was a breeze, even for me, the filthiest of casuals.…

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The big fuss in comics right now is the recent speculation of Disney shutting down Marvel Comics. I don’t believe I have enough knowledge to speculate how realistic this is. However, the conversation did spark a very long and interesting daydream session for me. What would the comic book industry look like without the big two? My daydream branched out into a scenario where DC and Marvel just closed up shop altogether. First I began to imagine the chaos that would ensue. I thought about how this would be the final fatal wound for comic book retailers. All the shops…

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Hulu hit a nerve for me with their new series Pen15, a show where comedians Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle play adolescent versions of themselves in the ripe era of the early 2000’s. The show picks up with Maya and Anna on their first day of seventh grade. Make no mistake, this is a grown girls show that pulls the curtain back on all the unbridled horror that comes with middle school. Especially when you linger on the outside of cool as Maya and Anna do. The show reminded me that a big reason middle school is such a crap…

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In light of massive layoffs and talk of unions for game workers, I think it’s safe to say that the current model for AAA game development is not sustainable. However, despite public disgust, AAA studios have no real incentive to change their ways or even break a sweat over it. The reason being their bottom line has yet to be affected despite YEARS of being dragged through the mud for shitty business practices. Drag all you want, they still come out clean with obscene amounts of profits. I am not going to waste time trying to appeal to the consumer…

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EA’s Apex Legends, the latest free to play battle royale sensation dropped in on gamers like a bomb with no warning. EA held this one close to their chest and sprung it on the world like a shotgun blast. I think this method played a key role in how players responded to the incredibly diverse cast. One of the biggest surprises about this game is its diverse lineup of characters. Developer Respawn Entertainment clearly made an effort to create a cast that has never been seen before. Most of the characters are people of color, many are women, some are…

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As a comic book writer, I spend a lot of time at comic conventions. It is there that I am surrounded by fan art for sale. Artists chase whatever comic book character is trending in the movies so right now it’s a purple and red sea of Thanos and Deadpool. Considering how many shows I do a year, I get flat out tired of looking at the same mass amount of copyright infringement. The good news is I live in Chicago and if I want to see original art, I can do so any time I want. I frequent art…

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I will admit, this interview is long overdue. Kevin Fair has been a friend and ally to the Sugar Gamers cause since the beginning. He has a big hearted personality that loves to encourage community. He turned his ability to galvanize gamers across Chicago and beyond into a thriving business with IPG (I Play Games). I figured it was about time I gave good ‘ole Kev one of my signature grill sessions. Let’s talk about your journey as a gamer. When did you realize your relationship with games was more than the average gamer? I realized my relationship with games…

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During my adventures in LA I found myself at a tech mixer in Santa Monica. Amid some of the projects and startups on display, a VR game rose above the crowd. With a iconic neon 80’s motif and sensational synth music to boot, creative director and graphic designer Abraham Aguero had a winning combo. The game adds unique mechanics to the music rhythm game genre that I have not seen yet. I am very excited to have had the opportunity to talk with Aguero about his process and his motivation for creating this game. I was struck by how this…

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Last November, quickly after Stan Lee’s death, Bill Maher decided is was time to shit on comic book fans. This week, he decided he was still right. I really didn’t want to acknowledge Bill Maher and his ignorant rant on comic book fans. He proclaimed that he was not happy that Stan Lee died, instead he was dismayed that we, adult comic book fans, are alive. Some people will say his doubling down on his rant against us fans isn’t worth looking at. I believe there is a lot of interesting data to be collected here. Bill has been a…

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