“[T]he most popular games today do not contain, at their heart, ‘fun’.” Few video games today seem to promote imaginative play, where you are free to play make-believe. Instead, they seem to be “utopian work simulators”; our efforts to follow the rules of the game are rewarded regularly, much like how work (ideally) rewards us with wages for being obedient employees. Why? Perhaps it’s because art imitates life: the process of video game development overworks and puts employees through the wringer.
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The Lightyear O is a revolutionary electric car powered by the sun. Developed by a Dutch startup, the four-door sedan has over 50 square feet of solar panels on its roof and hood, generating up to 43 miles of energy a day. With production now underway in Finland, the car does come with a hefty price tag at $262,000, but the company hopes to introduce a more affordable version, the Lightyear 2, by 2025. Read full article here