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Apple’s Censored Garden

“Because I said so.” That is the hefty hammer of rule wielded by many parents and suffered by many children. Why can’t you buy this book at the book fair? Because I said so. Why can’t you stay up to watch one more episode of [insert show kids watch]? Because I said so. Sometimes it’s […]

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You Should Probably Play 80 Days

On the route from literature to video games, few seem as poised for the transformation as Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days. It’s a classic tale from a classic writer, and all of it points to a classic setup for an interactive interpretation. With a wager setting a hard time limit and an […]

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Surprisingly Cooperative

Travel is a supremely solitary experience. Or at least it can be. Almost every component of it is made to isolate you from the throngs of people that surround you. Airport security processes you as singular threats, not as companions. Plugged into a seat, you are a capsule in a tube of pills. Face forward, […]

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Bounden And Fun With Strangers

Scientists and journalists share a single very importing and wholly defining quality: curiosity. (It’s okay; I have degrees in both fields, so I can say that.) The former want to know how the world works and the latter want to know, well, pretty much everything. It feels like a hair-thin divide that decides where these […]

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