Let’s-a-go! (I’ve been playing Super Mario Maker 2; I’ve got Mario on the brain!)

  • I don’t think this is a well-written article — aside from all the typos, it’s missing a lot of crucial political context — but I’m sharing it nonetheless, because it covers an important issue. Writing for Rock Paper Shotgun, Khee Hoon Chan explains the chilling effect that the de facto censorship of Taiwanese horror game Devotion has had on the Asian games industry. A propos of nothing, here’s a picture of Winnie the Pooh:

  • Writing for Vox, Emily Guendelsberger explains how lean staffing and low wages have contributed to retail burnout. We as a society have to recognize that retail jobs aren’t just summer jobs for suburban kids to earn some extra pocket money; for many people these job are real careers, and they have to be compensated accordingly.
  • Finally, Stephen Roth of GoComic takes on a tour of the surreal world of Heathcliff, the original orange cat. Praise be unto the Garbage Ape, blessed be His trash.

That’s all for now. Y’all be good.