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How would a plant love someone?

How would a plant love someone? With this year’s release of Guild Wars 2, we were introduced to the sylvari, a species born of plants whose entire design is predicated on flora of some sort or another–from their leafy hair

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How would a plant love someone?

How would a plant love someone? With this year’s release of Guild Wars 2, we were introduced to the sylvari, a species born of plants whose entire design is predicated on flora of some sort or another–from their leafy hair

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At the Intersection of Police Brutality and Vigilante Tourism in Games

It’s hard to say what time it is, but it’s night. It’s always night in Gotham. Perched on the top of an abandoned factory I listen for the voices of two-bit thugs pulled up from the surrounding streets by a

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At the Intersection of Police Brutality and Vigilante Tourism in Games

It’s hard to say what time it is, but it’s night. It’s always night in Gotham. Perched on the top of an abandoned factory I listen for the voices of two-bit thugs pulled up from the surrounding streets by a

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What games teach us about guns vs real guns

There’s a line in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban where a wizard describes a gun as “a kind of metal wand that Muggles use to kill each other.”

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What games teach us about guns vs real guns

There’s a line in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban where a wizard describes a gun as “a kind of metal wand that Muggles use to kill each other.”

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Creation Under Capitalism and the Twine Revolution

Our global network is composed of human minds uploaded into word form. On this plane the word is the most potent unit of force. It costs a couple of keystrokes to control someone else’s brain for a second, and longer

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Creation Under Capitalism and the Twine Revolution

Our global network is composed of human minds uploaded into word form. On this plane the word is the most potent unit of force. It costs a couple of keystrokes to control someone else’s brain for a second, and longer

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Games for adults

So, a rabbi, a rabbit and a robot walk into a bar. The bartender sighs. Bartender: Is this another joke? Robot: What? No, we were just having a conversation and we thought we might get something to drink, maybe some

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Games for adults

So, a rabbi, a rabbit and a robot walk into a bar. The bartender sighs. Bartender: Is this another joke? Robot: What? No, we were just having a conversation and we thought we might get something to drink, maybe some

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Gaming the System: Oppression & Play

For teachers dealing with topics like racism, sexism, and classism, one of the hardest things to do is to get across the systematic, structural nature of oppression. I teach college classes, and most of my students have stewed for the

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Gaming the System: Oppression & Play

For teachers dealing with topics like racism, sexism, and classism, one of the hardest things to do is to get across the systematic, structural nature of oppression. I teach college classes, and most of my students have stewed for the

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The depiction of religion in games is awful for non-religious and religious alike

There are rockets crisscrossing over the Gaza Strip between Israel and Palestine again. Among other things, it reminds us again that everywhere, not just in Gaza, the mix of religions, and even non-religion, is dense and complicated. But every time

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The depiction of religion in games is awful for non-religious and religious alike

There are rockets crisscrossing over the Gaza Strip between Israel and Palestine again. Among other things, it reminds us again that everywhere, not just in Gaza, the mix of religions, and even non-religion, is dense and complicated. But every time

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Labyrinth of Someone Else's Memory: Mother

This article will make the most sense if you have already played Mother. No great effort was made to conceal spoilers or excessively summarize in-game events. The version played was the retranslation of the GBA port, available here. Mother is

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Labyrinth of Someone Else's Memory: Mother

This article will make the most sense if you have already played Mother. No great effort was made to conceal spoilers or excessively summarize in-game events. The version played was the retranslation of the GBA port, available here. Mother is

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Lost for words: new relationships and Journey

I’m in a bar with the girl I like. I want her to like me back. I’ve decided the best way to do this is by talking about video games. I’m talking about Journey and struggling to find the words:

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Lost for words: new relationships and Journey

I’m in a bar with the girl I like. I want her to like me back. I’ve decided the best way to do this is by talking about video games. I’m talking about Journey and struggling to find the words:

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Call of Duty 6: Modern Warfare 2: ass2ass.gif

The first moment in the game (beyond the publisher’s, developer’s, graphics card’s, 3rd party software’s and the game itself’s splash screens) is a disclaimer about controversial content, something like   WARNING: THIS GAME CONTAINS A MISSION THAT MAY BE CONSIDERED

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Call of Duty 6: Modern Warfare 2: ass2ass.gif

The first moment in the game (beyond the publisher’s, developer’s, graphics card’s, 3rd party software’s and the game itself’s splash screens) is a disclaimer about controversial content, something like   WARNING: THIS GAME CONTAINS A MISSION THAT MAY BE CONSIDERED

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