Aliens are among us. Well, the online multiplayer game Among Us is — a murder mystery set in space, where the group must figure out who the alien imposter is (a variation of party games like Werewolf or Mafia) — has seemingly suddenly become very popular. And not just because a major politician livestream-played it earlier this week, which is what makes this news.
So on this episode of 16 Minutes on the News — our show where we talk about what’s in the headlines; tease apart what’s hype/ what’s real; and where we are on the long arc of innovation with related tech trends — we cover:
All this and more, in less than 16 minutes, with a16z consumer team partner Jonathan Lai (formerly at Tencent games, Riot Games) in conversation with host Sonal Chokshi.
16 minutes is a short news podcast covering the top headlines of the week, separating what’s real from what’s hype.