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Crunch and remote work 

"There is something incredibly powerful in being able to leave a workplace, commute home in whatever form, enter the front door, meet and hug the family who are missed through the day, and close that door to the workday."

gamesindustry.biz/articles/202

US war games preparing for a "Gen Z" uprising 

"According to the scenario, many members of Gen Z — psychologically scarred in their youth by 9/11 and the Great Recession, crushed by college debt, and disenchanted with their employment options — have given up on their hopes for a good life and believe the system is rigged against them."

theintercept.com/2020/06/05/pe

Official Israel twitter account confirms the divinity of Jesus Christ, technically reversing two thousand years of rabbinical teachings, all to try to own The Tweet of God account

US politics 

Over 90 attacks on members of the press in the past few days: bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-5

"If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it."

-- Zora Neale Hurston

@gangles, "'We couldn’t have done this if we hadn’t, from the outset, said ‘This is a priority,’ he explains."

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Thrilled to reveal all the accessibility features we’ve been developing for The Last of Us Part 2. We strove to remove as many barriers as possible and really push the boundaries of accessibility in games, particularly for blind and low vision players. theverge.com/platform/amp/2127

Brands doing next to nothing—but wanting credit for doing something 

We at [Brand] are committed to fighting injustice… To that end, we offer this… that expresses vague solidarity with the Black community, but will quietly elide the specifics of what is wrong, what needs to change, or in what ways we will do anything about it…

"Women’s jobs—concentrated in service industries—are particularly vulnerable in the coronavirus economy; there’s evidence that women are being laid off or furloughed at a significantly higher rate than men.

"But there is another threat to women’s paid labor that can be harder to see: With kids at home, and families forced to take on significantly more domestic labor, women are opting out of the workforce."

thelily.com/i-had-to-choose-be

“There’s a traditional trope or myth that we don’t invest in low-income communities and particularly communities of color across the country… But in fact, we do. We spend a lot of money in those communities, but it’s almost entirely on criminalization.”

theintercept.com/2020/05/22/la

“Reductions in emissions during pandemic are a drop in the bucket when it comes to atmospheric CO2.”

"press F to pay respects" feels emblematic of the problem where games recognise that players need more expressive verbs to feel like participants in an experience, but the only practical way to access those verbs is contextual prompts that take the initiative out of their hands

"To experience this , you will need to enable targeting cookies. Yes, we know. Sorry."

No, if you were, you wouldn't require them.

this would be considered too unsubtle for environmental storytelling in a fps

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