Enola is a Horror Game About Living With the Pain of a Loved One | Indie Game Magazine

‘I needed a minute after I played the Enola demo at PAX East. Some horror games can have that effect on me, but this one was different. While searching for the female main character’s girlfriend, I had witnessed a lot of imagery that disturbed me. Broken mannequins lay all over the place, carefully displayed in ways that made little secret of what had happened to the missing woman I was looking for. Enola isn’t speaking to our fear of supernatural creatures, but of the very real vulnerabilities a woman would feel while walking home alone at night. This is a game about living in the aftermath of the sexual assault of a loved one….’

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Messaging apps are shaping the mobile web’s future with a strategy straight from the ’90s

Remember Excite? How about AltaVista? Maybe Lycos? They were all competitors to Yahoo, back when finding interesting things online meant going to a web portal (or typing in a web address you had committed to memory). Portals were appropriately named: they really were the gateway to the world wide web. But the gateway was narrow. With search technology in its primitive…

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What it feels like to be the last generation to remember life before the internet

Originally posted on Quartz:

Technology has a lot to answer for: killing old businesses, destroying the middle class, Buzzfeed. Technology in the form of the internet is especially villainous, having been accused of everything from making us dumber (paywall) to aiding dictatorships. But Michael Harris, riffing on the observations of Melvin Kranzberg, argues that “technology is neither good nor evil. The most we can say about it is this: It has come.”

Harris is the author of “The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection,” a new book about how technology affects society. It follows in the footsteps of Nicholas Carr, whose “The Shallows” is a modern classic of internet criticism. But Harris takes a different path from those that have come before. Instead of a broad investigation into the effects of constant connectivity on human behaviour, Harris looks at a very specific demographic: people born before…

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Let’s Not Start Blaming Books for Dangerous Behaviors

‘Recently, Salon reported on a study in the Journal of Women’s Health that found young adult women (ages 18-24) who had read Fifty Shades of Grey to be “more likely than non-readers to exhibit signs of eating disorders and to have relationships with verbally abusive partners.” They are also “at increased risk of engaging in binge drinking and having multiple sex partners.” Multiple sex partners! Young adult women? Well, gee, I never!…’

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