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You Must Be 18 Or Older To Enter banned from Steam, daftly declared porn

You Must Be 18 Or Older To Enter is a fine free horror game for the digital age, a tale of looking at pornography for the first time and fearing your parents will catch you.
Logging onto AOL, we click through porn sites showing murky ASCII art porn while jumping at every creaking door and passing car. It is good horror, Olivia White and our Brendan have previously told you and I’ll third that. It is also, supposedly according to Valve’s standards, pornographic. Valve have pulled the game from their store and oh, that’s so daft. One of the game’s creators has written a good response to this, using the opportunity to call for us all to break the cycle stifling unconventional games. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Blind Mice: A Remediation Game for Improper Children

You are ugly
Often the sun rises high over the whitewashed walls outside, the warmth in the tiles seems to glow, the birds sing by the fuschia flowers on fallen pot plants, but you can’t actually forgive yourself. When you look at the pretty sweeping lines of the blue petals on the table cloth you think darkly of how deeply inadequate you are, of how you have never measured up to your peers, of how your talents are failure and eating cold pizza at eleven in the morning. Why have you put on a dress this morning? The bra that fits you well? Why did you put on earrings? Who will see them? It is at this point you wish to punish yourself, and you open a game that you want to punish you. You open 3 Blind Mice, for Improper Children, and throw your earrings at the screen. You are alone and you deserve to be. Read the rest of this entry »