Two decades ago, a game that many hardcore gamers hated—but mainstream audiences loved—hit CD-ROM drives across the country. That game, Myst, was a huge hit at the time, but Grantland’s Emily Yoshida wonders aloud what sort of legacy, if any, it actually left.
Kagan said that a case involving violent video games prompted some of her fellow justices to try their hands at a few of the titles in question. “It was kind of hilarious,” she recalled.
Oh my goodness can you imagine all the Supreme Court judges getting together at Clarence Thomas’s place and ordering a bunch of pizza and playing Team Fortress and Counterstrike and Call of Duty all night to get perspective on video game violence? And Kagan and Sotomayor have both played for years and everyone else is terrible at it and they’re all just chilling out eating pizza? I want this to happen so badly. (via jakke)
LTMC: This ends with Sotomayor throwing the controller down and screaming “LAWYERED” at everyone while Clarence Thomas bitches at Scalia for eating the last of the wings and getting blue cheese on his Holy Cross hoodie.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s a gamer, but it wasn’t really her scene. Everyone knows RBG loves RPGs.
Realizing that the bombs would kill all of the people in the targeted city, I did not want to put the player in the position of being a genocidal maniac.The creation of Missile Command and the haunting of its creator, Dave Theurer | Polygon (via thisistheverge)
Wherein a man hacks Super Mario World so that it proposes to his girlfriend for him. This is definitely the kind of thing you get to brag about for the rest of your life. source
Make squares. Just make them. There is no other Dots strategy.Quartz writer Zachary M. Seward • Describing the best strategy to play Dots, the absurdly addictive puzzle game that’s currently kicking ass and taking names on the iTunes charts. One other tip on the game: “Reset the game until you’ve got a good opening board. Is there already a square for the taking? A few near-square formations? Is the board heavily concentrated with a few colors? No? Tap the time or score at the top of your screen, and select ‘restart.’” One other piece of advice from me: Don’t download this game because you’ll be playing it while walking and will get hit by a car. It’s that addictive. (via @topherchris)