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Pokemon Battles in Context – Part 1: Poffins and Circus

There are many things that separate humans from other animals, though few of them are things we may expect. Tool use is not one of those things, as apes and crows invent new tools when needed. Self-awareness is not one … Continue reading

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A brief history of weaponized insects

We’re an interesting species. Let no one say that, for all our faults, a lack of creativity is one of them. We’ll come up with all kinds of ways to hurt each other and mess things up. We’ll even pull … Continue reading

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On the origin of playing cards in “non-game” play

It is easy to take things for granted in any medium, and games are no exception. We take for granted that established genres and control schemes are well known to us because we grew up with them, but are alien … Continue reading

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