All I eat for dinner is the internet. It tastes awful.Poet Patricia Lockwood Dreams of Roasted Pturkeydactyls — Grub Street
If you want nuanced, serious, realistic games, you should want to get rid of lazy, misogynist stereotypes. If you want games to be pulpy escapes from reality, you should want to get rid of lazy, misogynist stereotypes even more.Stop ruining my escapist fantasies, Sarkeesian haters | The Verge
From Game Boy to the new 3DS XL, this is the full history of Nintendo’s handheld dominance
My first-ever video game anything was a Game Boy. I was supposed to get it for my fourth birthday, but thanks to a sudden stop at a red light, my early present slid out front under my the driver’s seat and landed effortless at my tiny feet. That was 25 years ago; today, Nintendo has announced new 3DS and 3DS XL consoles that are million billion times more powerful than the original Game Boy (rough estimate)
Scientists are recording the sound of the whole planet
In a few weeks, sensors in Indiana will go online that will record, in the words of Bryan Pijanowski, every sound the Earth makes. The array of microphones, geophones, and barometric gauges will run for a year, taping everything from the songs of birds arriving in the spring to the vibrations of the continent as ocean waves pound the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. They will measure earthquakes on the other side of the world and the stomping of cattle nearby, the ultrasonic whistles of bats and the barometric drop of cold fronts. “I joke to my physicist friends that if I had a microphone small enough, I could record the Higgs boson,” Pijanowski says.
Nintendo introduces new 3DS and 3DS XL handhelds
Nintendo is finally adding a second analog stick to its handhelds as part of a major refresh to the 3DS line. The company already sells the Circle Pad Pro add-on to allow for dual analog control of games like Monster Hunter, but until now has not offered an all-in-one option for gamers.
The Rise and Fall and Rise of Virtual Reality
In the wake of Facebook’s purchase of Oculus VR, can this revolutionary technology triumph anew?
Going to True Lies, we built a full-sized Harrier jet and hung it on a crane off a building and filmed it flying over the streets of Miami. That was in-camera. It was real.Our interview with the visual effects legend behind ‘Ghostbusters,’ ‘Avatar,’ and ‘Terminator 2’ | The Verge