Links! Links! Links! It’s What I’ve Been Reading.

  • Using the recent Remember Me as an example, Kotaku’s Evan Narcisse explains the positive side to having diversity in a game without explicitly drawing attention to it: it normalizes having people of all sorts of backgrounds in video games, and it reflects the diversity of our own world.
  • In order to celebrate its ten-year anniversary, PropertyOfZack did a roundtable on Brand New’s Deja Entendu. (I myself did a retrospective on their following album, The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me, a while back.)
  • Sean Parker, the founder of Napster, is a shitbag. You can read about why he’s a shitbag here. The short version: cutting down part of a forest to hold your lame-ass dream wedding makes you a shitbag. (Courtesy of Alexis C. Madrigal of The Atlantic.)
  • In an article published in Science, Armin Falk and Nora Szech show that market interaction erodes morals. How did they do it? They showed that market interaction between human lab subjects made them more likely to let mice die. Yikes.

Well, that turned out kinda grim. See you next week, I guess.