Prison Architect Devs Wonder if Their Game Should Have Looked Less Like America

People are interested in Introversion’s very good sim Prison Architect because it tries to model the complexities of life inside a penal institution. People also seem to be tougher on Prison Architect than they are on more frivolous games, for the very same reason: it attempts to simulate the complexities of prison… »10/16/15 10:40am10/16/15 10:40am

Watching the Democratic Presidential Debate In Virtual Reality Sucked

You won’t be shocked to learn that watching Bernie Sanders shout about email is not virtual reality’s killer app. I watched Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate on my Gear VR, using Next VR in the Oculus store, and the aesthetic experience was markedly worse than watching the debate on TV, like a normal… »10/14/15 1:30pm10/14/15 1:30pm

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio recently praised Minecraft.

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio recently praised Minecraft. “If you play Minecraft, you’re basically writing code when you’re converting a hammer into a pickax,” said Rubio, according to the AP. “Kids might not realize they’re coding, but that’s going to be almost a basic proficiency just because of the… »9/04/15 1:45pm9/04/15 1:45pm

Thanks For the Net Neutrality, Oligarchs

"Net neutrality" will be the law of the land following the Federal Communications Commission's vote to reclassify broadband Internet services as public utilities. Please take some time this week to thank the outspoken citizens who made this possible. These heroes of the open Internet are regular folk, just like you… »2/28/15 1:08pm2/28/15 1:08pm

How Much Money Big Cable Gave the Politicians Who Oversee the Internet

Minutes after President Obama unveiled his plan for net neutrality yesterday, Republicans leaders like Ted Cruz came out swinging. You can chalk up the backlash to more than just partisan spite; Cruz has taken his share of campaign money from telecom giants. And he's far from the exception. »11/11/14 2:46pm11/11/14 2:46pm