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A reading list for game designers looking to expand their conversations

If you’re anything like me, you often find yourself lacking a precise way to explain an idea you have.<p>Especially when it comes to design and creative …

The 'Fornite' porn parody is here and honestly it's a pretty sharp commentary on gaming culture

The <i>Fortnite</i> porn parody just dropped like the supply llama you desperately needed.<p>Giving a new meaning to "bush bros," <i>Fortnut</i> features everything you …

Genius

Make Money While You Sleep: OTOY Wants To Rent Your Idle Computer

Otoy announced today the opening of RNDR, a crowdsourced cloud based on blockchain, to the public. RNDR will reduce the costs of producing games and movies while putting Ethereum-based cryptocurrency in the wallets of those who lend the network their idle computer. RNDR’s peer to peer platform now …

Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials

A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.<p>Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother’s milk is …

Breast Feeding

Plant-Based ‘Meat’ and ‘Fish’ May Be the Future. But How Do They Taste?

Starting today, White Castle will serve the vegan Impossible Burger in 140 locations. Cookbook author Alison Roman tried it out, along with ‘shrimp’ made from fungi, ‘salmon’ made from algae and more<p>When I was in high school, I made the bold and noble choice to become a vegetarian for the rest of …

Wall Street

14 new games you can complete in a weekend

What to play over the holiday break<p>I have a confession to make. Of the top 10 games we picked for 2017, I have finished exactly one of them. That is to say, I have survived a round of <i>PUBG</i>. It’s not that I don’t enjoy the games; I just have a hard time willing myself to play something past the …

Kevin's Meandering Mind | Video Game Design Unit: Student Story-Frames

I’ve been sharing out about our class work with merging video game design and story-telling, and my reminder to my sixth grade students about the …

This computer game comes thanks to 2 Supreme Court justices

The Supreme Court's first female justice, Sandra Day O'Connor, has helped teach millions of students civics through computer games created by an organization she founded. Now, with a push from the Supreme Court's first Hispanic justice, Sonia Sotomayor, the group has translated one of its games …

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This New Video Game About Black Hair Is A Lesson In Personal Space

Never tell us video games cannot be educational. Not after a woman nicknamed “Momo” on Twitter, created a space invasion game — <i>personal</i> space invasion, that is — called “Hair Nah” to address men and women of other races who touch black women’s hair without permission. Because it’s one big teachable …

South Korea's Sex Ed Guidelines Suggest Victims Are To Blame For Date Rape

As the #MeToo movement spread across the Internet, with women coming forward sharing tales of sexual assault and harassment, South Korean women were quick to identify.<p>Overall, violent crime numbers are considered low in South Korea, but in recent years, government statistics have shown a steady …

OVERWATCH, LEGEND OF ZELDA, and More Video Game Fights as Woodblock Prints

Five years ago, Jed Henry joined forces with Dave Bull to raise funds for Ukiyo-e Heroes, an art company known for highly detailed and intricate …

AI Uses Less Than Two Minutes of Videogame Footage to Recreate Game Engine

Artificial Intelligence Uses Less Than Two Minutes of Videogame Footage to Recreate Game Engine<p>Sept. 7, 2017<p><b>Game studios and enthusiasts may soon</b> …

Devs share the highs and lows of working on Telltale's Tales from the Borderlands

<i>"I think it turns out that that Venn diagram of people who like games about shooting millions of things and people who like games about talking to</i> …

Game Development

Finally, a tablet that folds up into a phone that fits in your pocket

Lenovo is back at blowing minds again with another concept device with a bendable screen.<p>At the third annual Lenovo Tech World last week, the Chinese …

Best Python Books

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co — best technical writing tool<p>Let’s ask Wikipedia what kind of language Python is.<p><b>Python</b> is a widely …

The US government is removing scientific data from the Internet

At Ars Technica Live, we talked to Lindsey Dillon, who decided to do something about it.<p>In our latest episode of Ars Technica Live, Ars editors …

Pesticides

Trump’s voter fraud commission, explained

The commission was built on false claims about voter fraud. But after state resistance, it’s no more.<p>President Donald Trump has terminated his long-troubled voter fraud commission.<p>On Wednesday, the White House released a statement saying that Trump had “signed an executive order to dissolve the …

Why You Should Play Video Games

There is a certain kind of look I get when I tell people how much I love video games.<p>It lies somewhere between "You're not serious" and "Oh my God, you are serious." And by "people" giving me these looks, I mean adults of a certain age and outlook. Of course, given that I'm a 54-year-old tenured …

Donald Trump

Create a Python game: how to make a puzzle game called Same

We are going to show you how to make a simple Python game called Same. Same consists of different coloured balls arranged on a board.Balls of the …

Game Development

Program an SMS Bot Using Python and Twilio

This winter I went to Utah with some friends, and explored some of the most remote and beautiful places in the world. I hiked through Star Wars looking terrains, and was in awe at the bright red canyons. However, there was one problem: we were in such remote places, the cellular connection was …

The Best Fitness Watches of 2017

Wrist computers finally show their style.<p>Apple Watch Series 2 ($599)<p><b>Gear of the Year</b><p>The second iteration of Apple’s smartwatch earned our Gear of the Year nod for doing one thing insanely well: worming its way into every corner of our lives. It patches through texts and calls directly to our …

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

Vim

PS4 Exclusive Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash Gets Sexy Screenshots Showing Girls and Game Modes

Today Marvelous Entertainment updated the official site of <i>Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash</i> with screenshots, artwork and info aplenty.<p>We get to see …

Gaming Industry

Building a local Steam caching server to ease the bandwidth blues

A bit of Linux, a bit of Nginx, and boom—fast and free Steam downloads.<p>If you play games on PC, where God intended them to be played, chances are …

13 great board games for your next date night

The couple that plays together stays together, right? But when you’ve had enough of screaming at each other over <i>Mario Kart</i> matches, maybe it’s time …

Rez's Trance Vibrator Changed the Conversation About Women's Sexuality in Games

Fifteen years ago this month, the beautifully synaesthetic <i>Rez</i> was released for the first time in the United States. Beyond the <i>Tron</i>-esque aesthetic …

From Gamergate to Trump: How Misogyny Ruins the World

Three years ago, I thought a topic that made my blood boil was a fringe issue, unrelated to world’s politics. Back then video games reviewers, independent game producers and video bloggers were getting harassed and threatened for doing their jobs, for providing insights and comments on video games …

Video games make the latest board games so much more exciting

While video games were evolving from <i>Pong</i> to <i>Pac-Man</i> to <i>Pikmin</i>, board game designers weren’t sitting idly by playing <i>Monopoly</i> or rolling <i>Yahtzee</i> dice. …

The enduring legacy of Lana Del Rey’s ‘Video Games’

It was five years ago that Lana Del Rey first entranced the world with her distinctive, dreamy brand of what she called ‘Hollywood Sadcore’. The first glimpse came in the form of “Video Games”, a simple yet brilliant ballad which stopped an EDM-obsessed music industry in its tracks. Its …