Pokemon Go was a runaway success, but it also brought up some privacy problems. When the consumer becomes the product, this is perhaps the inevitable result.
I recently started playing a browser-based game called Echo Bazaar[1. This is Anna‘s fault.]. It’s a way for me to blow off a little steam, and I’m really kind of enjoying myself. The game is presented as an unfolding narrative in a steampunk version of Victorian London. You choose a character and you work your […]
I have to say, being part of a top secret online Scrabble club has greatly improved my Scrabble skills. Practice is obviously an important aspect, but it’s also the exposure to really good players. I’m learning all sorts of things from them, sometimes unconsciously, and it has translated into a formidable game in meatspace. I […]
I just returned from a night out in Albion, which was excellent. Today in general, in fact, was excellent. I woke up at around 10 to discover that it was sunny and warm, so I ate fruit from the farmers’ market and read The Last Madam on the deck while drinking orange pekoe tea. I […]