Last year, a videogame creator named Tim Schafer, who was best known for a handful of games back in the 90s, got about a bazillion dollars on Kickstarter to make another one of those games. And now the game is here! I've been playing it and it is GREAT. Oh man.
So the game is called Broken Age. It is a point-and-click adventure, a very old and now-basically-extinct genre which is more like an interactive comic book than anything else. You click on a spot to make your character go there, you click on another character to talk with them, you click on objects to interact [...]
38. Game rating, theme, plot eliminates need to urinate, file taxes, experience bodily shame.
37. Lifelong contempt of evolutionary theory culminating in ill-thought out plan to stop rampaging monkey, without consulting police, humane society, press, etc.
36. Failure to understand nuances of newly installed alien government.
35. No school will hire substitute teacher named Solid Snake.
34. Prefer being shot at, stomped upon, devoured by monsters, spine mutilation, to honest conversation with friends, family, spouse.
33. Non-raiding, -assassin, -bloodsport job felt too "corporate."
If you're like me, sometimes you're on a subway or plane ride thinking to yourself, "Oh man, I wish I could play a portable video game that has 3D effects not unlike the experience I had in the theater when I watched Avatar!" or, "Oh man, I could really go for a turkey sandwich from Torrisi right now!" Well, good news: the Nintendo 3DS now resolves at least one of those desires.
Astronomers at NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii have discovered water, in the form of ice, and organic compounds on the surface of an asteroid called 24 Themis, which circles the sun between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. This supports the theory that an asteroid collision seeded the earth with the elements that developed into basic forms of life. "They have found something that a lot of people, including myself, have been chasing in the solar system for a long time, and that is water and organic material," says Dale Cruikshank, a planetary scientist at the NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. And [...]
You and I, we aren't from here. I know I am not anyway and if this whole universe including me turns out to be a harsh game, well, consider my imagined heart crushed and my fictional breath taken totally away. What a beautifully cruel thing of unimaginable definition and color this place is. What incredible aberrations; what perfect anomalies. I sure as hell don't know what the fuck I am doing here and I am quite certain that you don't either. In fact, I can't recall the nothing I was before. I wonder what the nothing will feel like later. That's how I can do whatever it is that I [...]