Video games aren't what kept José Muñoz in his parents' basement for much of the past seven years, slipping into depression. They aren't why the former honour roll student dropped out of university, and they aren't why he couldn't get a job. Video games aren't what sent him to a therapist's couch, and video games aren't what kept him on one in front of a TV, day after day.
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On Tuesday, President Trump and his administration announced that they would end the DACA program which allows undocumented youth brought to the United States as children to work and receive protection from deportation. Some major tech and gaming corporations have spoken out about DACA, including Madden and Sims studio Electronic Arts.
Jon Jafari is a popular YouTube gamer and comedian better known as JonTron. He's the founder of Normalboots -- a network of channels including Did You Know Gaming and Peanutbuttergamer -- and was the original cohost of the "Let's Play" channel Game Grumps. Between those projects, Jafari wields influence over an estimated 12 million subscribers, not counting minor cameos and crossovers elsewhere within the YouTube community.
Amidst the pushcart vendors selling bacon-wrapped hot-dogs, religious leaders blasting damning sermons over megaphones, and the homeless wandering around the city, there is one San Francisco fixture most people don't know about -- not even the locals. It's not a bridge or a winding street or anything like that: I'm talking about certain folk who roam San Francisco streets. People who can give you the credentials that make your life actually matter.