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Punk Games

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Its time to break down the walls between games and other creative fields. Read the rest

I'm married. I'm a woman. I'm addicted to porn.

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Countless couples have tackled the taboo subject of racy videos and illicit orgasms. What happens when it’s the woman who can’t stop watching? Illustrations by Iris Yan Read the rest

The Secret to Inventing Your Own Language

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Sarah Monette joins Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt on the latest podcast. Read the rest

Fantasy worlds that break history's back

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Anything can happen in the world of pretend. Microscope is a pen-and-paper game of "fractal history" that forces us to reexamine the rules of the real Read the rest

RIP, Terry Pratchett

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Terry Pratchett, a treasure of a writer, a gem of a human being, and a credit to our species, has died, far too soon, at the age of 66.

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Things got heavy when I played this animal-mothering game

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I haven't decided whether or not I'll become a mother. I'm at the age where I think a lot about it. It frightens me. Read the rest

What should the next Aaron Swartz do when the DOJ knocks?

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Aaron Swartz found out the hard way that you can't expect justice from the Department of Justice: what should the next Aaron Swartz do when facing decades in prison for information activism? Read the rest

The radical games event where the next speaker is you

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Game makers find inspiration at Lost Levels, an intimate and involving gathering where anything seems possible Read the rest

Real Stuff: "Yikes! I've Been Drafted!!"

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"After I graduated from college in '68, it wasn't long before I received a letter from my draft board back in southern Idaho." Originally published in Real Stuff #7, June 1992. Illustrated by Donna Barr. Read the rest

"Triumph of the Counterintuitive"

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Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Hollingsworth Hound explains the counterintuitive ways in which he wants to help the lower and middle classes (SPOILER ALERT: they all happen to do so by helping the wealthy first). Read the rest

Edgy sex games highlight intimacy, not conquest

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Unconventional titles that focus on consent, care, and collaboration offer a softer future—even if the spanking is very, very hard. Read the rest

Drones and the rise of the high-tech assassins

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How twenty-three innocent Afghani civilians were wiped out by self-deceiving drone operators seven and a half thousand miles away. Read the rest

Better Call Saul reveals the tortured origin of Mike Ehrmantraut

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One of Breaking Bad's finest characters gets an episode in the spotlight Read the rest

The Sailor's Dream: a game of beautiful things with unfamiliar traits

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This mysterious marine adventure is for those with the sea in their hearts and an iOS device in their hands. Read the rest

Great ladies of history find a new home in strategy games

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Paradox Interactive creates elaborate strategy games that are unusually popular with women. Susana Meza-Graham and Sara Wendel-Örtqvist explain why. Read the rest

Eutopia: horror novel about Lovecraftian racism

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David Nickle's horror novel Eutopia confronts the racial overtones of Lovecraftian fiction head on, revealing a terrifying story of the American eugenics movement and the brutality underbelly of utopianism. Read the rest

Hip Hop Family Tree: Breakin' the movie

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A short strip about the notorious feature film, Breakin' in this week's Hip Hop Family Tree strip by Ed Piskor. Read the rest

Meet me in Atlantis: my obsessive quest to find the sunken city

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Everything we know about Atlantis comes from one man, Plato, and the hunt is based entirely on the clues he left behind. Read the rest

Philip K. Dick was right: we are becoming androids

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The deep problem, for Dick, wasn't that mechanisms might become more manlike. It's that men might be reduced to mechanisms. Read the rest

Apple shows off 18-hour smartwatch and 12" laptop

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Both come in optional gold trim, but only one is the 18-karat real deal. Read the rest

When Twin Peaks meets video games

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David Lynch's mysterious TV classic has inspired a wealth of indie games Read the rest

Want to make a game?

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Let these cool developers cheer you on Read the rest

Live from the Apple Watch event

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I'm headed to San Francisco and expect to see watches priced, features explained, and a nigh-legendary new MacBook. Read the rest

Victims of police torture fight for reparations

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The Homan Square facility, exposed as a CIA-style "black site" where police detainees would be brutalized without access to lawyers or relatives, is nothing new to those familiar with the violent legacy of police commander Jon Burge. Read the rest

A tale of two princess games

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At the crossroads of pampered and powerful, what little girl doesn't love a good dungeon crawl? Read the rest

A game you can only dream of playing

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More perfect for being unfinished, The Last Guardian is a a yearning soul-whisper for its sentimental fans, the lost game of a microgeneration. Read the rest

Who will win this year's Nebula Award?

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On this week's Sword and Laser podcast, Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt capture the latest developments in science fiction and fantasy. Read the rest

Ninja of Die Antwoord talks CHAPPiE: The Boing Boing interview

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Die Antwoord's Ninja speaks with Xeni Jardin about the making of the robot drama CHAPPiE, directed by Neill Blomkamp, and co-starring Yo-Landi Visser, Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, and Dev Patel. Read the rest

Cave Evil: a game of brutal necro-demonic dungeon warfare

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Imagine a game where Gary Gygax had been possessed by Abdul Alhazred, the fabled author of the Necronomicon. This makes more sense than to believe Cave Evil was crafted by a bunch of game geeks in their basement. Read the rest

Games return to Boing Boing

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Our game site, Offworld, is returning Monday as a place for happy mutants who love to explore new worlds. Read the rest