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An Audience With EVE Online’s Space Pope

An Audience With EVE Online’s Space Pope

Two weeks ago at EVE Fanfest, a convention for players of space MMO EVE Online, I began hearing odd snatches of conversation: “Dude, the pope’s in our hotel.” “Did you kiss the ring?” This is at the same time as the real pope is out in Greece meeting with refugees,…

Love, According To Video Games

Love, According To Video Games

Games have — to put it mildly — a weird approach to love. But love is weird in real-life too. In time for Valentine’s Day, this is a celebration of video game romance in all its strange, stalkery, even inter-species forms. Enjoy — and maybe don’t try them out in…