GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.
TIME FOR A BREAK FROM WHATEVER YOU ARE DOING
Let’s say you are Tony Stark and you’ve passed out in your suit while it was flying and have woken up after crash-landing somewhere. JARVIS is out of power and can’t help you and there’s no one in sight to ask… how do you tell where you are?
WELL, turns out your lazy ass can practice what you’d do from the comfort of your cheetos-dusted computer chair. Check out this GoogleMaps game, GEOGUESSER. It drops you SOMEWHERE on the world map at a street view, and by “walking” around and looking for street signs and other clues, you have to guess where you are! You get more points the closer your guess is to your location.
When Anita Sarkeesian announced plans to do a video series exploring the portrayal of women in video games, she became the victim of a massive online attack choreographed by members of the gaming community who cast her as the “villain” in their online “game” to ruin her life. It did not go well for them. But for Anita, things ended up going very well indeed.
You definitely want to watch the whole thing, but here are some highlights: at 1:00 she talks about why she loves video games, at 2:02 just try to imagine yourself in her shoes, at 3:45 she sticks the people attacking her under a microscope, and at 8:15 she doesn’t just win the game, she absolutely destroys it.
And this is why only 13% of computer science department students (on average) are sexually active. Smh.
Remember when this shit was going down? Check this out, it’s really important. I am in awe of her bravery.
WOW, IT’S ALMOST THE HOLIDAYS! And you probably have to buy some stuff for your nerdy friends and family! May I humbly suggest one of the above subtly-Pokemon travel posters, available in several sizes on my society6?
Yes, I’m pimping out these baddies again, and I’ve also come with a question: what other kinds of things would you like to see as prints, posters, iphone cases, etc.? Shoot me an ask if you’ve got an idea!