The Hotspot highlights Web content created by writers working under a WGA contract.
Space Guys in Space
"Space Guys in Space" is an official YouTube sitcom from veteran multimedia production company, Epic Level Entertainment. It's a sci-fi comedy where characters Carl and Stew are the sole survivors of the human race, "just two guys stuck in a broken-down escape pod…drifting listlessly through the galaxy."
The Final Edition
The Final Edition is an online humor zine led by Tony Hendra of National Lampoon, Spy Magazine, and Spinal Tap fame. Contributors include Monty Python's Terry Jones, Mike Myers, Lampoon artist Rick Meyerowitz, and animator Zina Saunders.
The Killer is a 12-part interactive animated series based on a French graphic novel series. This beautiful adaptation is by German animator Fons Schiedon for The Submarine Channel.
NEW MEDIA NEWS AND OPINIONS
Since 1998, Ars Technica has been a leading technology news website. According to Ars Technica, they cater to "'alpha geeks', technologists, and IT professionals." They include reviews of emerging gadgets, software, hardware, and "other silicon technologies."
TechCrunch describes itself as a "network of websites" that is "dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news." This includes CrunchBase, an open database that provide info about startup companies, their executives, and their investors.
Om Malik is a veteran technology business writer, starting with Forbes.com. In 2006, he founded GigaOM as a one-person technology business blog. GigaOM's success spawned a staff of writers and a network of technology blogs that include WebWorkerDaily, On the Run, OStatic, BroadBand, and New TeeVee.
VIDEO GAME NEWS AND OPINIONS
Gamasutra is the Web companion for "Game Developer" print magazine, sponsor of the Game Developer Conference. The Web site focuses on all aspects of video game development. It includes an extensive jobs section were aspiring and professional game developers can submit resumes online.
GameCareerGuide, a partner Web site to Gamasutra, is geared to aspiring video game developers. It includes a downloadable 2012/2013 Career Guide Digital Magazine, as well as a list of links to schools with game design curricula. They also offer a "Digital Counselor" to help answer career questions from aspiring developers.
Started in 1996, GameSpot is one of the first video game information Web sites. It includes game news, reviews and previews for all gaming platforms including Wii, Nintendo, Xbox, PlayStation, and PC. It's now owned by CNET Networks, a part of CBS Interactive.
Rock Paper Shotgun
Rock Paper Shotgun is a game developer news and opinion blog with an edgy style and a European perspective from "four of Britain's top games journalists."