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.”
Google’s Senior Vice President of Engineering, Vic Gundotra, gave a response on Google+ the other evening to a comment made by someone who hoped for the day when future Nexus phones could one day surpass the image quality of DSLR cameras. Gundotra specifically stated in response that “We are committed to making Nexus phones insanely great cameras. Just wait and see.” While the current Nexus 4 camera may be sufficient towards its purposes, there are still better.