Kids Help Phone says almost a quarter of young people in pilot study texted about suicidal thoughts.
If you didn’t get a message from the president on your phone Wednesday, don’t freak out. https://media.wired.com/photos/5bb52d6df867c63ebba1b050/master/pass/PrezText-823659670.jpg
A New York nanny is suing a couple for discriminatory firing after receiving a misdirected text from the mother complaining that she was “another black person.” The couple deny they are racist, likening the suit to “extortion.” Lynsey Plasco-Flaxman, a mother of two, expressed dismay when finding out that the new child care provider, Giselle […]
Enlarge / My DEF CON badge, complete with Wall of Sheep add-on from the DC801 crew, built by @kL34N and @SirGed. My puzzle quest is far from complete—it may require reprogramming and flipping a component. (credit: Sean Gallagher) Nearly 30,000 people came to Las Vegas last week for the 26th edition of DEF CON, the […]
Jeff Minter has made great games for decades, but his reboot of Atari’s 1980 arcade game Tempest made him an international icon — and gave Atari a killer app for the “64-bit” Jaguar console. Now that Atari itself is rebooting, Minter has returned to give the company a crown jewel in the form of Tempest […]
A mystery grips an town lying within the vast desert, with the player at its surreal apex in horrifying text adventure Desert of Vice. Inspired by the works of Kafka and Lovecraft, Desert of Vice takes players to a realm of supernatural monstrosities as they work to unravel the surreal events that grip the town. […]
The text adventure has been quietly thriving for years, most notably through IFComp and Twine but also in fascinating titles like Counterfeit Monkey, Hadean Lands, or the recent illustrated re-release of Anchorhead. The Pilgrimage, currently seeking funds on Kickstarter, looks to be another promising addition to the genre, promising a sarcastically-toned journey through the places […]