The internet’s most beloved geek Wil Wheaton calls out misogyny in gaming, and confronts the men who attack him for doing so. Incredible.
EVERY DECENT MALE GAMER SHOULD BE DOING THIS UNTIL THIS SHIT STOPS
35 games are available up to 80% off on GOG.com, and this might be the last time we’ll be able to offer them to you. This post, therefore, is not only to notify you about the promo, but mostly to clear out any confusion about our reasons for removing these games from our catalog. This will happen on Tuesday, September 2, at 3:59AM GMT, and that’s also the expiry time for this offer.
Our aim was to give you - as always - best possible DRM-Free digital distribution platform, focused on the people who use it. We believe in freedom of choice and fair treatment for all. For that reason, as we’re introducing local currency payments, we’re following the simple truth that $1 does not equal 1€, in other words, that 1:1 currency exchange rate for digital goods prices make absolutely no sense and are not fair to the buyers.
For that reason, along with the local currency payment option, we’re starting to use our own pricing scheme that brings the value of non-US Dollar prices as close to their actual equivalents as we can help it. A game with $5.99 price tag - for example - will cost 4.49 Euro, 3.69 Pounds Sterling, 6.49 Australian Dollars, and 219 Roubles respectively.
Now, this is not your standard approach to pricing - just like our DRM-Free policy is not a standard approach to digital goods ownership. We did our best - and so did all of our partners, to keep all of the games in our catalog and offer them in the pricing scheme we’ve figured out, that we think is fair to all of you guys. Unfortunately, some of our developer and publisher friends had other obligations that made it impossible to reach a common ground. So, despite our combined efforts, the only sensible thing left to do, was to withdraw the problematic titles from our offer for the time being.
We know this is quite a radical step, and we’re sorry if this causes you any concern. We do hope, that we’ll figure this out in the future and will be able to re-introduce all these games to the GOG.com offer. There’s definitely the will to do that on both ours, and our partners’ side. For the time being, they’ve been kind enough to offer you a last chance to get the games we’re removing from sales with a nice discount, so they can remain in your collections regardless of their future fate on GOG.com.
That’s it from us, but we thought you might also be interested in a statement from the representative of Nordic Games (known to GOG.com forum regulars as ThomNG), as it’s the part of the catalog most affected by the change.
We know this situation isn’t perfect, but we promise that we did everything we could to handle this in a way that’s least inconvenient and troubling for the gamers.
Kind regards on behalf of the whole GOG.com team!
imagine a video game where you create a hero whose destiny is to save everyone, but throughout the game you start making harder and more questionable decisions, and the game gets darker and darker. and in the end you’re just standing there, clutching the controller and finally realizing you were playing the villain all along
Go play Spec Ops: The Line and be amazed.
THERE IS WATER AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN
CARRY THE WATER
REMOVE THE WATER
Actually! This was a very clever setup by a team of divers in the Arctic, I believe. The person is upside down, their bouyancy belt calibrated just so that they are slightly lighter than water, and able to walk upside down on the ice. In the first segment, when his mask vents, watch the bubbles flow DOWNWARD, which is really the up that we know. Science is really fricking cool!
NEVERMIND: BIOFEEDBACK GAME
Nevermind is an adventure game where you are a physician who can use cutting-edge technology to venture into the the minds of psychological trauma patients.
Your goal is to explore that world, and solve abstract puzzles that will reveal more and more about their hidden memories. The patient’s subconscious will try and lash back at you, however as you try and peel back the layers.
These game uses biofeedback technology which means, it can detect when your scared or anxious by responding to your stress levels. This game will dynamically adapt, when it can tell your heart is racing. The more scared you get, the harder the game becomes.
Another great thing about this game is it’s therapeutic applications. It can help those with mild,severe stress, anxiety or PTSD. It can help them overcome their fears. Testing results have been positive so far, but further investigation is needed.
For anyone wondering, it can help those with severe stress, anxiety & PTSD, because people learn to consciously control stress as more stress is put onto them.
The creators of the game will be talking to researchers and behavioral health experts who are eager to explore this game’s clinical impacts. They may create a health-centric version of the game targeted for those specific patients.
This is so pretty
The ‘Golden Rain’ reaction is so beautiful.
It is a double replacement reaction, typically between Lead Nitrate (Pb(NO3)2)] and Potassium Iodide (KI).
The reaction is as follows:
Pb(NO3)2 (aq) + 2 KI (aq) -> PbI2 + 2 KNO3 (aq)
Crystals of Lead (II) Iodide are insoluble in solution, and will precipitate out of the solution. The PbI2 will form thin, yellow, hexagonal crystals as a result of this reaction. Lowering the temperature of the solution makes the compound even more insoluble.
If you ever perform this experiment, be careful; lead and its salts are toxic!
Violett by Forever Entertainment
Dragged by her parents, a young and rebellious teenage girl – Violett, moves to an old spooky house in the middle of nowhere. Forced away from her friends and life in the city; she imagines how boring life in countryside will be: spending day after day, bored in her room with absolutely nothing to do.
"Greetings, aliens. Welcome to Planet… Terra.”
Available as a print
Planet names come from the Roman Gods in English (and French), but Greek used their own Greek Gods. Also in Modern Greek, Earth is most commonly called Γη (roughly transcribed as Gi? phonetically as Yi I guess), and not Gaia (Γαία), but Gaia was a Greek Goddess (personification of the Earth).
Take a minute and browse this map of how the internet happens underwater. I was amazed to see that natural maritime choke points also apply to our physical internet. Look at the straight of Hormuz for example (between Oman and Iran). This has long been a strategic maritime pass. Iran claims to be able to mine the entire straight in several hours if a wartime need arises. I never thought about the connectivity vulnerabilities that exist at the same site. One specifically equipped submarine could wreak havoc in hours. This is amazing to think about. I wonder what precautions are taken to protect these cables? Surely nations have developed the ability to quickly re-lay these cables if necessary.
The internet is pipes…. under water.