The Impossible Ambition of Kendrick Lamar’s New Album

The Impossible Ambition of Kendrick Lamar’s New Album

“Sorry I didn’t save the world,” Kendrick Lamar says in the final moments of Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, his new double album. The apology is not sarcastic. Lamar really has spent nearly two decades of rapping trying to open minds, save souls, and bring peace… and yet, still, all of this (gestures wildly) … Read more

Eternal Threads review: Eastenders meets time travel meets electrical safety

Eternal Threads review: Eastenders meets time travel meets electrical safety

Time travel stories can have pretty high stakes, because usually you only travel in time when you really need to change something. A killer robot is trying to kill a lady because of something her son will eventually do, that kind of thing. My favorite episodes of Doctor Who, by contrast, were always the ones where the Doctor met a miserable dog-alien thousands of years in the future, and the dog alien is like “Not only is the planet about to blow, but my marriage is in trouble, “and then the episode was mostly about the latter issue rather than the former. This is all by way of introduction to Eternal Threads, a puzzle game where you go back in time to stop everyone in a house share dying in a fire.

To save a present that has been rendered apocalyptic by time travel itself, you are part of a team who go back and change tiny things in the past to fix it, in this case 2015. While it is imperative for some reason that the fire does indeed happen, it is just as important that all six occupants live. You can alter small decisions they make in the week running up to the fire, and so save their lives by choosing whether they go to the pub, if they comfort each other in times of need, or what they have arguments about. The beat of a butterfly’s wing, indeed.

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The Crypto Crash Feels Amazing

The Crypto Crash Feels Amazing

Updated at 6:10 pm ET on May 18, 2022 “What do you think of this company Netscape? ” my parents asked. It was 1995, and they had called me on the landline, which back then just meant the telephone. Netscape was a company that made a graphical web browser—the web browser, really — but gave … Read more

WhatsApp is testing a feature that lets you quietly leave group chats without alerting other members

WhatsApp is testing a feature that lets you quietly leave group chats without alerting other members

WhatsApp is testing a new feature that lets you quietly leave group chats without alerting other members WhatsApp is testing a new feature that lets you silently leave a group chat Admins will still be able to see who exits the group when the feature launches However, other members of the group will not be … Read more