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Eaten by a Grue: A Brief History of Zork

Zork is a text-based video game, a genre also known as “interactive fiction,” whose defining feature is the absence of typical video game graphics. Instead, the game’s environments and the actions you take are described for you. For example, the first line of Zork is, “You are standing in an open field west of [...]

Kissing Transmitter Is Romantic in a Somewhat Awkward Way

No, not a simulator, but a transmitter. There’s a real person on the other end of the wire (presumably a girl) sending the kiss, which is in turn replicated by the mouth piece built by researchers at Kajimoto Laboratory. They explained: “This device is for communications within the mouth, in other words, the goal is to [...]