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  • Chris Evans confirms he's hanging up Cap's shield after Avengers 4

    3 hours ago


    It's a sad day for fans of the MCU. We all knew that Chris Evans' multi-picture contract was up after these next two Avengers movies, but there was hope that Disney would back up the money truck to his front door and he'd renegotiate for another deal.

    Sadly it seems like Evans is ready to walk away for real. In a profile in The New York Times Evans confirms Avengers 4 will be his last outing as Captain America and the upcoming reshoots for it will be his last time strapping on the red, white and blue suit. Specifically he said it was better to "get off the train before they push you off." 


    It is possible this is partly about negotiating his new contract in the press and we'll get a surprise announcement later on down the line, but it feels like he's serious to me. 

    He's been experimenting with different things lately, from directing to appearing on Broadway, so it's never really felt like being an Avenger was all Evans had. At this point I'm sure he's rich enough to ignore the money truck as well.

    No, it feels like he's ready to go and Marvel will miss him, but I'm sure they won't miss the millions per picture they'd have to pay to keep him around. 

    Plus, this is a comic book series after all. Even if they kill him off in the fight against Thanos we can always see him popping up in 5 years as a surprise return. Steve Rogers Returns! would be a pretty epic MCU gotcha moment.

    I guess we'll see how all this plays out in the two-parter Avengers flicks. It's a safe bet either Bucky or Falcon will take up the shield no matter how Cap decides to bow out. It won't be the same, but I'd rather see Evans walk away on his own terms than start phoning it in, miserable that he's still tied to a character he doesn't want to play anymore. Cap's greatest strength is his big ol' heart, after all. Without that he's just a dope in a patriotic suit.

  • The newest Deadpool 2 trailer is filled with vulgarity, decapitations and our first real look at X-Force!

    3 hours ago


    The Deadpool 2 marketing has been killing it and this latest trailer is no exception. There are so many great things to spot, the fourth wall is broken multiple times and we get a surprising amount of footage and info about the forming of X-Force.

    I had no idea Bill "Pennywise" Skarsgard was in the group before now, but the fact that Terry Crews is in this universe makes me smile so, so, so much. I can't wait to see him interact with Ryan Reynolds. 

    Anyway, kids put on your earmuffs... the rest of you enjoy this gleefully R-rated Deadpool 2 trailer! 

  • Launch date - New site! New apps!

    4 hours ago

    revelsrouser Product / Design

    Hello, you lovely people. Big news today so I’ll just get right to it - the new video site and mobile apps are launching next Friday, March 30! We’re so excited! And sleep-deprived! But mostly excited! It’s been a long time coming, and we really believe that we have created the best place on the internet for the Rooster Teeth community to watch our favorite shows. In more news, keep an eye out a bit later for news on a public beta for Android users. iOS users, we’re sorry but we won’t be able to have a public beta, but we have a few folks in the community checking it out so they can give you reports. Here's one now!

    A bunch of us will be jumping into the chat next Friday to watch the Let's Play Spring Break, and you’ll be able to join us on the site and apps. Can’t wait to see everyone!

    Hugs and kisses,


  • Has it really been 13 years?

    4 hours ago

    Alec The Lord of Meat

    I guess I should stick around.

  • Funhaus Cali Vibes BTS

    6 hours ago

    wesellis Staff Photographer

    Hey all!

    Another week, another big Let's Play family merch drop. This time we got the chance to shoot with Funhaus at a gorgeous house in the hills. I armed @coolnathan with a Kodak Fun Saver and here is the product of that:














    doctor cool Nathan himself:




    Shop that gnarly new Funhaus merch here

  • A few RTV test results

    23 hours ago

    ebregman Programming/Distribution

    Thanks for tuning in on Friday for our linear TV test! You sent hundreds of thousands of chats, we had a ton of people watching for every single hour, all around the world. The worldwide thing is so cool for me - I know we have a worldwide community, but a traditional linear network is so specific to a single territory, so that's pretty unique.

    I'll keep you posted as we figure out what to do next here. Til then what was your favorite part? Any shows you watched that you wouldn't have otherwise? New friends you made in the chat?

  • SXSW Review: Bad News Bears-ish Drama ALL SQUARE Is One of the Festival's Biggest Pleasant Surprises

    1 day ago


    Hey, everybody. I have a few more SXSW reviews I wanted to get out there before all the details fade from memory (I am very old). One of the more pleasant surprises of the fest was a little indie called All Square.


    I swear to God I couldn't remember that title for the life of me. People would ask me what I was looking forward to and I'd be like “All... In? All That? Fuck, what's that Michael Kelly movie called?” All Square might not be the most memorable title, but it's apt for a movie about a small town bookie who bonds with a little leaguer and then figures out he can make a fortune taking bets on his games.

    What's great about this set up, beyond the obvious Bad News Bears comparisons, is that it gives a fantastic character actor the chance to lead a picture. This was a lot more common in the artistic studio system of the 1970s, but very rarely happens these days. For instance, how many movies does Steve Buscemi get to star in?

    The great character actor here is a dude named Michael Kelly. You probably know him best as Kevin Spacey's righthand man, Doug Stamper, in House of Cards. His character here is a nice guy bookie in a tiny town who's barely able to scrape by, mostly because he refuses to strong arm the people who owe him money. He takes his sports betting seriously, but he's stuck. This isn't his passion, it's something he inherited from his cantankerous father (Harris Yulin, another great character actor who you might remember as the Judge in Ghostbusters II) and suddenly he turns around and he's deep in middle age.

    After hooking up with an old high school girlfriend he finds himself in the company of her young son, Brian, played by Jesse Ray Sheps and is just as shocked as we are that he actually bonds with this kid. He's still a gruff asshole who is in no way a great role model, but there's a connection there.

    Some of it has to do with his personal history with baseball. Before Kelly became a bookie his passion was baseball. He had a hell of an arm and now he sees this kid struggling in the local little league and can't help but want to give the kid a few pointers.

    While doing this positive thing he notices that there's an untapped betting market at these little league games and figures, correctly, that parents will bet with their hearts, not their heads, laying money on their kids no matter how shitty they are at the game.

    The movie works because of the relationship between Kelly and Sheps. I wish there was a little more of them together (it takes a little while to get them together), but that's a small complaint for a movie as charming and well-made as this one.

    All Square is the kind of movie I go to film festivals to find. I doubt this one would have appeared on my radar if I wasn't combing through the festival schedule and bingo, it turns out to be right up my alley.

    Interesting sidenote: This is produced by Lisa Simpson herself, Ms. Yeardley Smith, who also pops up in a cameo part. It's always a pleasure to see her face in a movie, but that could be my irrational love of Stephen King's bizarre '80s trash gem Maximum Overdrive showing.

    I'm not sure if All Square has distribution yet, but I hope it finds a good home soon. It's a damn good movie.

  • SXSW Review: Blockers - A Surprisingly Progressive Teen Sex Comedy

    2 days ago


    Crazy Universal comedies have become a cornerstone of SXSW. They've premiered a ton of Apatow stuff, sometimes in rough cut form, like Neighbors and Trainwreck and non-Apatow goodness like MacGruber, which is still one of my personal all-time favorites. It's expected now and this year was no different.

    The palette cleansing big studio broad comedy on offer this year was Blockers, an atypical take on the “losing our virginity pact” type teen sex romp that focuses on the parents of the kids doing everything in their power to keep their daughters from giving it up on prom night.


    If that sounds like it could be awfully misogynistic... well, you're not wrong. On paper that could be the most unwoke premise ever, but this film does something very interesting: it's told from a female point of view. Both the parent and teenager plotlines are female-centric. Leslie Mann leads the parents and all the teenagers are young women in full control of their first sexual experiences. It helps that the director is Kay Cannon so you don't get a dude in there fetishizing the young women or making their partners gross. Every sexual encounter in the movie is actually incredibly respectful, which is something I didn't expect. The boyfriends aren't creepy horndog bros, but actual partners. Yes, they're excited to have sex, but they're never pushy or manipulative.

    Once the parents catch wind of their daughters' plan they do everything they can to stop them. Smartly the writers give each parent a different reason beyond “I gotta protect my little girl's innocence!” For Leslie Mann this represents a final move into adulthood that takes her little girl away from her forever. For John Cena there's a mixture of seeing this as a reckless decision that could impact his daughter's training and the fact that he just straight up hates her stoner boyfriend. For Ike Barinholtz he's trying to stop his (obviously) closeted gay daughter from bowing to peer pressure and having her first sexual encounter be with a boy she's not attracted to.

    It's a very progressive movie... in which John Cena chugs a beer with his asshole. 


    I have to admire that mixture of wokeness and absurdity even if the movie itself is pretty uneven. All the characters are enjoyable and I dig the set up, so I'd definitely recommend catching this at a matinee or, at the very least, when it hits streaming services, but it's not one you have to rush out and see.

    Although I will say that John Cena continues to prove that he's got a knack for comedy. He's such a big, goofy lughead in this movie and he plays that for all its worth. Barinholtz is also very strong, playing his crass dummy persona with a surprising amount of heart. Mann is always great to watch onscreen and she's on point here. Also watch out for a funny, if all too brief, turn from Hannibal Buress.

    Outside of the refreshingly progressive foundation it's a pretty by the numbers R-rated comedy. Blockers is never boring, thanks mostly to the earnestness of all the actors involved, but you've seen this movie before and it hits all the notes you expect. Although unlike most R-rated comedies you don't get gratuitous Gary Cole schlong, so there is that.

    So, yeah. This one should surprise you, even if it doesn't blow your hair back. The plot is well worn, but the point of view is fresh. I'd love to see this level of thought and inclusiveness become the norm in all of cinema, even the dick and fart joke comedies. Especially in the dick and fart joke comedies.  

  • First time Directing at RT!

    2 days ago

    stephard Art Dept. Coordinator

    Hello Peoples!  Happy Tuesday!

    I just thought I would come write a little post about my first time Directing for RT! :)  It was for this episode of Million Dollars But... 

    MDB: Puppet Pandemonium

    I twisted @bgibbles 's arm enough to let me direct 3 scenes from start to finish:  Becca eats Rupert the Hot Dog Dog, Becca eats her friend's Bird, and Chris and his Puppet friend pick out an outfit!  And by twisted Blaine's arm, I mean I asked and he said yes :) Thanks Blaine!!

    So the process started by listening to what we call the "Audio Edit" and writing a script around that!  Basically, the audio edit is the dialogue that comes from the roundtable portion of MDB.  An editor and Blaine sift through the entire Alcohol-laden conversation, and determine which scenarios and which bits of conversation will make the best episode and then present that to the Episode Director.  Then he/She takes that dialogue stream and breaks it up into scenes, puts the scenarios into Locations and adds in hilarious bits and jokes to beef up the comedy!  

    I wrote my script for the whole episode and then Blaine and I traded scripts, compared and contrasted and determined which scenes I would direct!  Just that alone was a very fun process... especially since I had the flu and we had to do it all over the phone   mask But for reals, I really enjoyed sharing ideas and collaborating.  It was very fun to see each other's different ideas for the MDB scenarios!

    Then from here, I started to shot list.  Admittedly, this portion of the process is somewhat tedious and not my favorite, but it is so crucial and helpful.  Shots that I plotted did change once we got into the actual location, but on a whole, shot listing helped me clearly see the scene in my head before we ever got to our shooting day.  It also helped that I had the AMAZING Alex Toader to help my storyboard a scene that presented some challenges (see below)   stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye


    Then we got to the shoot day!  I was very excited to be there, and even more so because the crew was made up of a lot of my friends!  I got to shadow Blaine on his scenes and then take charge on mine :)  An added fun thing was that I was on Day 2 of a sinus infection, yay! (The flu really kicked my ass this year).  My favorite part of directing is working with the talent, so it was super fun to work with @Becca and @Chris and of course, Rupert :)  Ya know, they say to never work with Children or Animals in film, but I think we had a great time!


    After the actual shoot day, we went into post-production.  I really love this process too - it's where you see everything come together and it's super fun to see how things change and progress as the timeline goes on.  We have such talented editors and sound mixers (shout out to John Moore and Jake Camita!) so they made this process so easy!  We also had a few VFX shots and that was very interesting - giving notes and being very clear on what we wanted, so we didn't waste time and money.  

    All in all, I'm very happy to have gotten to direct my little slice of MDB, and I'm excited to hopefully direct more for Rooster Teeth in the future!  It's been a bit since I directed (I directed my first film in 2015 and it premiered at Berlinale!) and since then, I've been really itching to Direct more!  

    Hope y'all enjoyed the Puppet Pandemonium episode of MDB!  I def enjoyed working on it!

    ~ Steph

  • Vive Pro

    2 days ago


    HTC put out a new Vive and I can't help but think that the first line of the description should be "No, it's not wireless" because that's literally all I care about for a new VR rig.

  • RT Engineering AMA!

    2 days ago

    revelsrouser Product / Design

    Hey, everyone! This is John, Adam, Mike, Jameson, Dave, & Nicki from the Rooster Teeth product and engineering team. We're working on the new Rooster Teeth video site and mobile apps. We're getting super close to launching both, so we wanted to take a break and talk to all of you wonderful people. We'll be over on the Rooster Teeth Subreddit from 5-6pm Central Time today, so head on over there and ask us anything you want about the RT site and apps. See you soon! 



    2 days ago

    Clarissa.Gonzalez RT Live Events Specialis

    Hi again friends, 

    RTX is a fun and chaotic weekend, and we know scheduling your day is super important, especially when it comes to planning your travel. We want to make sure we give you enough time to book your flight, hotel, and set plans!

    Here is a quick rundown of what to expect from RTX weekend. This is far from complete. We’ll be making updates and adding new events throughout the planning process.

    Can’t wait to see you at RTX!


    10AM-5PM - Registration and bag pick-up at Austin Convention Center

    6PM - FIRST Night Screening at Paramount Theater


    8AM-5PM - Registration and bag pick-up at Austin Convention Center

    11AM - Exhibit Hall open for Platinum and Weekend Plus badge holders

    12PM - Exhibit Hall open for all other badge holders

    12:30PM - Programming/Panels begin

    7PM - Evening Programming begins

    8PM-12AM - Platinum Party for Platinum badge holders


    8AM-5PM - Registration and bag pickup at Austin Convention Center

    9AM - Exhibit Hall open for all badge holders

    9:30AM - Programming/Panels begin

    7PM - Evening Programming begins


    8AM-1PM - Registration and bag pickup at Austin Convention Center

    9AM - Exhibit Hall open for all badge holders

    9:30AM - Programming/Panels begin

    6PM - RTX Austin ends and we all cry



  • Full Sail + Rooster Teeth Livestream on 3/20

    3 days ago

    Skilltacular Producer @ RT Games

    Howdy! Brian Reilly here. As a Full Sail alumnus and Rooster Teeth employee, I’m excited to bring you the latest update on our partnership with Full Sail. Last month, Gus announced that Rooster Teeth will be working with Full Sail students to develop an ‘80s fighter game, providing them with our annoying opinions and advice. He also told you we would be checking in about once a month to focus on different parts of the game and the students’ progress. Well, it’s time for our monthly check-in!

    On Tuesday, March 20, at 1:00 p.m. CDT, Chad James (some dude from ScrewAttack), Torrian Crawford (main animator of Death Battle), and I (a very cool person) will host a livestream on the Rooster Teeth Facebook page to focus on the mocap aspect of video game development. It will take place at Full Sail, and we’ll get an exclusive look at the Full Sail mocap studio.

    We’ll be back soon with even more updates, so stay tuned!

  • SXSW Review: Sparse Sci-Fi Flick PROSPECT Delivers Tension And Great Performances

    3 days ago


    One of the more pleasant surprises of this SXSW was a little intimate grounded sci-fi film called PROSPECT. It's a simple story told exceptionally well. We follow a teenage girl and her father trying to strike it rich prospecting for gems on an alien planet before their ship home leaves them stranded.


    Everything that can go wrong goes wrong (of course), from faulty equipment to run-ins with murderous plunderers, all while the window for getting off the planet shrinks.

    Prospect is one of those smaller movies with a big scale that really lets you soak up the production design and cinematography in lieu of big action sequences or constant VFX landscape shots. The movie I kept hearing it compared to around the fest was Moon. It's a radically different kind of movie, but in terms of tone that's not too far off.

    Writer/Directors Chris Caldwell and Zeek Earl put the plot focus squarely on character as they slowly dial up the tension on our heroine, who is portrayed as smart and good-hearted, but not perfect. Not every plan of hers works out, she's not immune to the pressures and the seeming hopelessness of her situation.

    Sophie Thatcher plays Cee and acts her ass off, through a domed space helmet for, like, 90% of her screen time. She's put in a rather interesting situation that pairs her with someone she's not a fan of, to put it bluntly, and has to depend on a devious, murderous rogue named Ezra, played by Game of Thrones and Kingsman 2's Pedro Pascal.


    Ezra's the kind of dude that would sell his mother if it got him the edge in a tough situation. He's not to be trusted and Cee knows this, but doesn't have much of a choice. On a planet where the environment is deadly and desperate mercs comb the alien landscape sometimes strange bedfellows have to be made and you can't get much stranger than these two.

    That's where the real kernel of greatness is in this movie. Pairing two people who don't trust each other together in a hostile environment and forcing them to depend on each other to survive is a great dynamic and both actors knock it out of the park.

    The pacing is a little... deliberate and I'm sure the more OCD among us will have a little trouble hanging with the movie, but I was riveted the whole way through because there was always something to hold my attention, whether it was marveling at the costumes and production design or being sucked into the character dynamics unfolding as the clock ticked down.

    Caldwell and Earl show a talent for worldbuilding here. They don't dump a ton of exposition on you, instead letting the characters' actions tell you everything you need to know about the reality of this sci-fi future. They sprinkle just enough otherworldly weirdness into the visuals that it doesn't look like they just slapped a yellow filter on the camera and went into the woods to shoot, somehow striking that balance of recognizable and absolutely alien that gives us a grounded reality that doesn't look like some Sy-Fy Channel reject.

    I very much dug this one. Not sure when everybody will have a chance to see it, but it's too good to fall through the cracks. When it comes time make sure to check it out.

  • Drink the Pain Away with Rooster Teeth Cocktails

    5 days ago

    coolnathan Nathan Isherwood

    Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! A big thank you to those of you who sent in your cocktail recipes, and to @LittleLil68, @Tudor, @derprah, and @Boxless for letting us use their drinks for the Off Topic podcast yesterday. 

    If you would like to put a little twist of Rooster Teeth into your libations, may we recommend to you these cocktails designed by fellow community members:

    @StryfeRyder has devised the perfect way to make those mandatory All Hands meetings go by way, way faster:

    The "Morning staff meeting"

    10oz dark roast coffee (hot)
    1 tsp cinnamon
    1-2 tsp simple syrup
    2oz vanilla vodka
    2 tsp heavy cream
    Dollop of whipped creme

    We'll absolutely get Becca to drink @Heaphestus' creation once she's un-knocked up:
    The Becca Refresha    

    2oz Peach Schnapps
    1oz White Rum
    1oz Elderflower cordial
    1/2 cup crushed ice
    1/2 cup cranberry juice
    top up with 7up/sprite

    @megaparsec83 has gone over to the Blue side with this twist on a boozy Lemonade:

    Freckles' Lemonade

    Muddle blueberries in a sturdy glass or mason jar, add ice
    Add one part blue curacao and two parts vodka
    Top with lemonade and/or lemon-lime soda and stir
    Crazy straw optional

    For more recipes, this book of drinks created by our friends at BIGBITE is fantastic. They have a ton of drinks that celebrate your favorite Rooster Teeth shows, so make sure to check it out. Thanks BIGBITE!

    And if you party a little too hard and Blaine all over yourself this year, no worries! The store has an amazing sale going on right now with vomit-free merch discounted up to 85%! WOW.

    Have a fun, safe holiday and sorry to any real Irish people out there for the whole cultural appropriation thing. 

  • Sequentially 002

    5 days ago

    Lumenati Let's Play

    In anticipation of Avengers: Infinity War (go watch that wild trailer!), I've been thinking a lot about an idea repeated by Executive Producer Kevin Feige and others in recent interviews. When asked about the franchise post-Avengers 4, they tend to give a response that invokes "what comes next" and "the new status quo." If you follow superhero comics, you recognize this kind of language because it tends to surround big crossover events, resets, and reboots.

    Reboots and resets are absolutely a necessary part of the peculiar genre of American superhero comics. DC's Action Comics #1 is about to hit its 80th anniversary this year. Like a snake shedding its skin or a lobster growing a new shell, to keep the characters and stories fresh you just have to hit the reset button. Marvel's approach tends to be a bit more gentle than DC's (see Crisis on Infinite Earths or New 52). They opt for soft resets that don't totally invalidate the publishing history, they just find a new starting point and streamline backstories to clear out excess baggage. 

    At its worse, however, it can be just a ploy to boost flagging sales. Marvel has done a few too many recently, and it's created fatigue... but then I came across this cover and it got me pretty excited for what might be coming:


    (As a caveat, I'm going to put aside new Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski's various heinous antics, mostly out of respect to the great Joe Quesada who's stepped away from the movie studio to focus back in on the comics.)

    What I love about this line up is that it balances a lot of factors. From an in-universe perspective, all of these characters have long heroic careers, they represent different corners of the Marvel U, and their powers and capabilities are well balanced. To Marvel's credit, while this is a "back to basics" move, each of these characters seems to be carrying their scars from past books (Thor Odinson quite literally). 

    From a business perspective, it finally feels like the comics division is finally taking the right cues from the movies. Doctor Strange did well, Black Panther was a phenomenon, and Captain Marvel is building hype. Now is definitely the right time to put them on a shelf with Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America. And in terms of publishing, this feels like an effortless integration of racial and gender inclusion, especially thanks to the last few years of Black Panther and Captain Marvel books, which is a comforting signal that Marvel isn't caving to toxic voices in the fandom. 

    All that aside, I also just love a good team up. I'm ready to see a fully Hulked She-Hulk back to back with our reformed Thor. Cap and T'Challa in the field and an apparently reconciled Tony and Carol blasting from the skies. Also very interested in an explanation for why Ghost Rider is just hanging out back there, but I'm sure there's a good reason.

    So here's a prompt for the comment section... what's the team up you want to see? Classic or unexpected, give me your 6-7 characters you'd like to see on a splash page. Can be Marvel or DC, just don't mix and match, I'm not in the mood for some Amalgam Comics stuff. Here's mine:

    New Young Avengers / Champions

    Loved both iterations of the Young Avengers book, though many of the characters have faded out. Since Patriot (Isaiah Bradley) seems out of commission, here's my new version of the team, pulling from other young heroes like the Champions:

    1. Hawkeye (Kate Bishop)
    2. Power Man (Victor Alvarez)
    3. White Tiger (Ava Ayala)
    4. Amadeus Cho (Not Hulked)
    5. Spider-Man (Miles Morales)
    6. Nova (Sam Alexander)
    7. America Chavez

    Young genius Amadeus friend of Hercules and soon-to-be former Hulk, brings the strategy and technology. Kate Bishop, a wealthy heiress, friend and occasional caretaker of Clint Barton, is the team's tactician. Victor, the chi-infused protege of Luke Cage and Iron Fist, and Ava, the mystically enhanced inheritor of the White Tiger mantle, are your super-soldier combat types. Sam Alexander, one of the last remaining Novas, is your flying blaster and resident irresponsible team member. America Chavez, the multiverse hopping hero, is your heavy muscle. And you can't go wrong with a Spider-Man for good luck.

    What's your dream team?

  • Rooster TV

    6 days ago

    KaraAnn Content Ops Manager

    Hey there friends!

    Have you checked out Rooster TV yet? It was a ton of fun to work on and help put together. I'll be in the chat all day, so come hang out and watch with me! 

  • Cow Chop's Warehouse Shoot BTS

    6 days ago

    wesellis Staff Photographer

    Have you seen those photos I took of the Cow Chop boys wearing weird monster masks? Yeah, we didn't plan that. Nathan and I showed up at their warehouse not knowing exactly what to expect. Here are some disposable camera photos of that day:









    and me:


    Go shop this dope new Cow Chop merch here!

  • Testing a Theory (or: Everything That's Old Is New Again)

    6 days ago

    ebregman Programming/Distribution

    Update @ 1:15 p.m. CT - New image below with up-to-date schedule!

    You all know how much I love testing stuff. Well, two amazing things have happened this year that gave us an idea. First, Funhaus launched Funhaus TV on their YouTube channel, which has proven to be an amazing way to spend your day with the FH guys and gal (and dog) even though they might not have even posted a new video. Second, the new went into beta, and you guys flocked to our new chat feature. That got us thinking…

    What if there was an always-on campfire on where you could come by, interact with friends and RT talent and staff in a chat, and check out whatever was on TV?

    Tomorrow we’re trying just that. Starting 3/16 at 10a CT (TUNE IN NOW!) and continuing late into the night, free for everyone to watch and with no commercials for the test run, we’ve hacked together a linear TV channel. It’s packed with videos we’ve posted in the last 2 weeks (including previews of some FIRST exclusives), a few other greatest hits from our library, and heck let’s just put Friday's live Off Topic in the middle. You can tune in any time you want and find something awesome playing, plus a few RT talent will pop in and out of the chat too.

    The morning is all cartoons (because of course it is), including the premiere episode of Nomad of Nowhere, plus a little Backwardz Compatible. Whenever Off Topic ends, we’ll dive into more comedy and a few other talk shows like this week’s Always Open and RT Podcast. Late night be sure to check out free previews of the Funhaus Theater Mode premiere episode, and an AH Theater Mode too.

    If this works...I’ll get to buy some cool software to help us make it work better. So please, help me get a new toy. Have fun! (Seriously, go tune in and check it out!)


  • Recruiter

    1 week ago

    brookemonster Brooke

    professional roustabout, pup petter and friendship maker

    (I'm going to pretend this was intentionally a journal entry and not me thinking it was an "about me" area...) 

  • Chibi Season 3 Update

    1 week ago


    Hello Chibi Fans! Paula Decanini here, the Director for RWBY Chibi Season 3.  We’ve all been having a great time adventuring and joking around Beacon Academy with the gang, enjoying all the shenanigans and tomfoolery, hoping it could just go on and on and on...

    Wait!  Am I saying it won’t!?  Don’t be silly! Of course there’s more RWBY Chibi coming!  We’ll be going on a break after this weekend's episode (that's Saturday March 17 for FIRST members, and Saturday March 24 for public) for a few months.  But we'll be back in June with all your favorite Chibi characters, along with a few new friends!  Once again ready for more monkeyshines, high-jinks, and so many other words that stand for fun!  

    So keep your Saturday morning cartoon cereal at the ready, and we’ll be back this summer!

  • PC Games I played in 2017. Which pizzaS do they compare to?

    1 week ago

    Skilltacular Producer @ RT Games

    It’s been awhile! Time to dig into the PC games I played last year. I’ll tell ya right now, playing games on PC is not my desired way to play. I work at a desk all day, so I don’t want my fun time to be at one too. Besides, a keyboard was designed for word input, not games. Updating hardware is not my jam. Oh…. DRIVERS! Just all around not my main way to enjoy games. BUT! There are a ton of great experiences on PC that just won’t make to consoles, so here we are.

    Anyhoo, let's dive into some games and compare them to pizzas!


    Unfortunate Spacemen | PC | Basic Cheese


    Hmm, I don’t remember the point of the game really. I remember that some number of humans were trying to survive in a space station. One player was an alien that can disguise as a human. Humans try to complete objectives without dying. The alien tries to not get caught as it tries to wreck the humans’ shop. Good times ensue. I remember thinking this was a funny sort of experience. If you can get a group of players together, you should have a fun time.

    GRIP | PC | Basic Cheese


    Dammit if I don’t love a well made arcade racer. Grip has a lot of super rad things going on-- car combat, cool tracks, driving on walls and the ceiling. It’s a “cool” game. Something in the actual gameplay left me a little flat… it just didn’t quite...grip me. Fun while I played it, but I never went back.

    Battlesloths 2025 | PC | Secret Sauce


    Sure, RTG publishes this game, so you’d think “of course Brian is going to have good things to say.” You’re right. We got behind this awesome little game because it’s fun as hell. From the super fast gameplay, fully functional online, to the insane amount of hats, that’s a lot in this tiny package. Several nights, I had friends over to play and things got rowdy. That’s what BS2025 is- a rowdy good time.

    Elder Scrolls: Legends | PC | Specialty Lovers


    I love a good collectible card game (CCG). I’ve been playing Magic since ‘94, dove hard into Hearthstone, and have tried too many other failed games up to now. Elder Scrolls: Legends is a great package with a lot of freedom in the deck creation. These sorts of games are as deep as you want them to be. Now that it’s on mobile, PC, and console I find myself checking back from time to time.

    PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds | PC | Trusty Peperoni


    You know it, and many people love it. I’m not one of those people. I recognize why this was an important game in 2017-- it brought more people into the Battle Royale genre. My experience was fun, because I played with friends (but I’m not writing a review about my friends (6/10, btw)). The game is glitchy and not very intuitive (which scope goes with what gun?). Maybe all that mess will get worked out eventually. For now, it’s just not my game. Other games are doing what this one does but in better and more enjoyable ways to me.

    Fortnite | PC / Console | Supreme Pizza


    Unlike the above, oddly titled game, Epic’s horde-mode-the-game-with-a-side-of-amazing-battle-royale is totally worth your time. The co-op was a ton of fun. I loved building out my squads-- always aiming to increase a few percentage points on various stats. Unlocking new and better gear feels really good. Those loot llamas! Awesome! Then you have the Battle Royale mode. Is it a clone of a game from a certain unknown player? Sure. Is it made by a studio that has the resources to deliver a high quality experience? Yep. Fortnite’s Battle Royale has is a very tight experience that is expanding with every update. Oh! And this part of the game is free!

    There ya go. Not a ton of PC games for me last year. I did recently buy a new PC from RT Games’ level designer, Kevin Kim. Maybe I’ll dig into more PC action this year. See how it’s March and I haven’t even booted it up, I doubt it, but then again… we are working on a super fun and excited game for PC. I really can’t wait for more of that!

    Next time, PS4, Xbox, and Switch! I’ll wrap this series with all the awesome board games I played last year.

    If you have some PC games I need to check out, let me know!



  • Jessica Jones (Season 2) -Spoilers-

    1 week ago


    So I've been watching Jessica Jones Season 2, after absolutely loving the first season when it came out, and I can't put my finger on an exact "point" but somewhere along the line in Season 2 I stopped having fun or enjoying the series.


    I recently finished "AKA Three Lives and Counting", the 3rd to last episode, and found the performances from most of the cast to be some of the best this season, but even so a lot of the actual storytelling fell very flat.

    This season really has no primary antagonist and is leaning more on the concept of gray-areas, asking questions like "What does it mean to be a hero?" and "What are you willing to do for your loved ones/the safety of others?" but it never goes deep enough into those questions to actually feel meaningful.

    Before I go further I want to say that Krysten Ritter and Eka Darville have had some AMAZING performances this season, bringing a lot more heart to each of their characters.

    That said, the choices that Jessica, Trish, Jeri, Alisa, and Karl make throughout this season are mindboggling.  A lot of their reasoning seems to be "BECAUSE" rather than giving actual purpose to their actions, or at least enough of a purpose to suspend disbelief.

    Trish in particular has been a nagging point to me this season.  After finding her to be a great "side-kick" and necessary point to Jessica's growth and the overall plot of Season 1, she seems like she's just "being an asshole to be an asshole" this time around.

    Now, I get that they are trying to work their way towards re-introducing her as "Hellcat", more than likely in Season 3, but the way they went about doing it feels like we're going to be seeing her as an Anti-Hero rather than her actual true heroic attitude from the comics.  Which is -totally fine- if it's explained well, but so far she seems to just have Super-Power Envy, and that's kind of lazy.

    And that's not even mentioning the introduction, characterization, and motivations of Alisa Jones.  Seeing her brought back from the dead, her powers, her breakdowns, etc.  Especially in the second half of the all feels very "Why?!" with no true reasoning for anything.

    All in all, I'm not finished with the series yet, still two episodes left...but I have a feeling that unless Season 3 hooks me within the first few episodes, I'll be dropping the Netflix Marvel Universe out of just being bored by lazy plot points and annoyed by weird and not well explained character motivations.

    Fingers crossed that Freeform's Cloak & Dagger will reignite my love for the MCU's small screen heroes.  I have high hopes for it!

    What are your thoughts on the Small Screen MCU and it's characters?  Is Iron Fist still the weakest link?  Should the characters be teaming up more after The Defenders or are these "stand alone seasons" still the best way to go?

  • RTX Austin Year of Community Announcement!

    1 week ago

    Clarissa.Gonzalez RT Live Events Specialis

    Hi Friends!

    UPDATE: The applications are now live until Monday, April 16th 11:59 CST. 

    Community Track - Panel Applications

    Community Corner Applications

    Can't wait to see everyone's entries! 


    We’re at the point of the year where all of our planning for RTX Austin is really starting to take form, including the programming!

    Side note - since this is my first introduction to some of you, my name is Clarissa and yes, I’m the one that works on the overall program, which is a bit scary for me to share. I promise I put a lot of time and consideration into how everything is planned out and I truly want you to have the best weekend ever. 

    Now, back to the reason I’m here and the exciting news I want to share with you. As a team, we're always thinking about how we can give back to our great community, and at RTX we always aim to go big! In honor of Rooster Teeth’s  “Year of Community”, here are some things to expect this year at RTX Austin.

    Community Track

    This year we're thrilled to add a dedicated Community Track to our RTX programming lineup. We’ll be allotting 10-12 panels in this new track and we want YOU to submit your panel ideas!

    *Applications will be open from Friday, March 16th at 10AM CDT to Monday, April 16th 11:59PM CDT. We've assembled a committee of Rooster Teeth employees who have come from the community to review and select these panels.

    Community Corner

    We will have a dedicated space in the Exhibit Hall to promote the work and talents of our community. Are you an artist, designer, illustrator, and/or create cool shit? We'd love to give you the space to show it off!

    * Applications will be open from Friday, March 16th at 10AM CDT to Monday, April, 16th 11:59PM CDT. We've assembled a committee of Rooster Teeth employees who have come from the community to review and select these panels.

    Keep a lookout for both applications on our RTX Austin website (, Twitter and Facebook page.

    If you're interested in applying, go ahead and start planning out what your type of panel would be and the details around it so you'll be ready when it's time to apply. We can't wait to see all your submissions!

    Lastly, if you have any questions, please remember to reach out to our lovely customer support team at They're here to help!



  • Ready Player One

    1 week ago


     I’ve been playing a little game. Every time I see a tweet or post about how someone is sure that ready player one is going to be an absolute train wreck with a bunch of pop culture references, I checked their profile. It’s a little absurd how often those people have a pop-culture reference in their avatar, their cover photo or in the form of an inspirational quote.

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