Wow, where do I begin? I’ll start by saying; I have no previous experience with Windows Phone (current generation). Years ago when I was an avid gamer (mostly Counter-Strike and other first person shooters), I was an all Windows man. I loved Windows as a desktop OS. I loved Windows as a server. It was pre-iPhone days, but I sure did love my PDA (HP iPaq). I loved my Motorola MPx220 with Windows Smartphone 2003 as the OS.read more
Little Inferno is a game where you burn things. Then you burn more things, and when you’re out of things to burn you rush to your catalog to order more things to burn. Are these packages being delivered? Who knows. You want them and after a time they appear. Increasingly extravagant items are put before you. Some are beautiful, some are useful, some are powerful, and others are even alternate forms of entertainment. In reality these could all be objects of desire, but in Little Inferno they are merely trinkets to be burned for further entertainment.read more
Auti-Sim is pretty much the thing you think it says, it is an Autism Simulator. The game focuses on one of the common aspects of Autism and opens the player to an understanding of what it would be like to experience Sensory Overload. For those who don’t know, Sensory Overload occurs when one of the body’s senses experiences over-stimulation from the environment. There are many environmental elements that impact an individual. Examples of these elements are urbanization, crowding, noise, mass media, science and technology, and the explosive growth of information. However, the game focuses on sound.
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Anita Sarkeesian launched her preemptively hated “Tropes vs Women in Video Games” series today, and it’s pretty benign. A large part of it is simply a female-oriented retrospective of Star Fox Adventures, Mario, and Zelda. When it comes to the actual feminist arguments they aren’t really wrong, though they are shallow and perhaps misguided. There’s some truth to be had. After all, the damsel in distress is pretty much the most literal possible interpretation of “objectifying women.”