To: Social Media Users

Hello sir/madam, There is a very important event coming on Tuesday, November 6. Many of you younger users may not give a flying fuck about this, but you should. I know the reasons why; you don’t think your vote matters, you’re only choosing the lesser of two evils, the electoral college is broken, they’re all […]

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NYT Sam Anderson on Casual Games, Society, and The Rest of Everything

This is a fantastic read, covering topics ranging from game theory to (potentially mislabeled) addiction cycles and the art of indie games. It’s a long enough article to touch on a lot, but not long enough to be anywhere close to exhaustive. Angry Birds, Farmville and Other Hyperaddictive ‘Stupid Games’ –   I’ve seen […]

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“…a long habit of not thinking a thing WRONG, gives it a superficial appearance of being RIGHT, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom.” —Thomas Paine, Common Sense  

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I just ended an email to my family, prodded by a political article, with the sign-off: I love you all. I hope you’re well. I’m kinda a socialist. D I think I’m going to use that as my email signature for a while.

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Nerds and Male Privilege

And now, the Kotaku piece that really got me thinking about this issue. It’s insightful and direct. The comment section is a horrific mangled slop that alternately defends the article poorly and argues against the thesis in such a way that the thesis is better illustrated.   Nerds and Male Privilege.

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