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Friday I’m In Love #116

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Not sure if I got food poisoning or a stomach bug, but the last few days of this week have not been fun. Good thing I’ll have Daredevil to marathon all weekend while eating bland foods.


Link Time!

Did you know the video game cartridge was created by one dude?!

Have some bricked consoles lying around? Why not try one of these clever recycling hacks.

PC game suggestions for kids that don’t involve Barbie or penguins.

Why is there so much killing in video games? Short answer: designers are lazy.

And on a similar note, how game designers get guns wrong.

Do games have to be “fun.”? And how do we define “fun” anyways?

Really sweet essay about teaching decision making by playing RPGs with your kids.

Google made a computer that can finish Atari games. Those games are hard, man.

Yet another thing video games could treat: lazy eye!

And finally, 16 games are pretty as they are fun to play.

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  • Reply
    Ari Carr
    April 11, 2015 at 7:30 am

    Feel better soon Mariko! Also, thanks for that list on pretty games. I’m always looking for things outside of the grizzled-dude-shooting-people genre.

    • Reply
      April 12, 2015 at 9:06 pm

      Thank you, Ari. I’m glad you like the list of pretty games. A lot of my faves are on there.

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    April 11, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Great link, thanks.
    Get well soon! ^^

    • Reply
      April 12, 2015 at 9:14 pm

      Thanks! Tummy seems to have sorted itself out. I’m gonna credit Matt Murdock.

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    Joie Fatale
    April 12, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    Get well soon! And yay for Daredevil being available! It felt like April 10th would never come!

    The killing in video games video was extremely interesting.

    • Reply
      April 12, 2015 at 9:15 pm

      And it’s SOOOOOO good! I’m so happy!
      I’m not 100% on board with most of the conclusions the video makes, but I thought it was an interesting question to ask.

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    April 13, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Hope you feel better soon! I love the article on upcycling old consoles. I’ve got several around my house gathering dust. Might be a fun weekend project!

    • Reply
      April 14, 2015 at 10:07 am

      I’ve always wanted an NES lunch box style purse. 😉

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    Jane Y.
    April 14, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Hope you’re feeling better!

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    Kendall Ashley
    May 6, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Love the link with ideas on reusing old game consoles. So creative! I hope you’re starting to feel better! Netflix binges are always the best medicine, aren’t they?

    • Reply
      May 6, 2015 at 7:39 pm

      Man, if Netflix binges really were medicine, I’d be the healthiest person ever, haha.

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        Kendall Ashley
        May 7, 2015 at 12:23 pm

        Oh man, me too! Science needs to get on making that happen…

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    Stewie (@darlingstewie)
    May 22, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    Get well soon! Maybe I need to try out Daredevil…

    • Reply
      May 23, 2015 at 2:57 pm

      Thank you! Much better now. And yes, you really should give Daredevil a try. Pretty violent, but so. well. done.

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