För fyra år sen skrev jag ett långt brev till justitieutskottet i Riksdagen gällande ett i svensk media ouppmärksammat våldtäktsmål mot en 12-årig flicka. Svaren jag fick var inte helt inspirerande, och nu, fyra år senare, har ännu en 12-årig flicka utsatts för samma hemskhet; och med samma reaktion från samhället.
Or, “Chinese knock-offs are apparently both cheap and useful.”
Most of you probably know about the Raspberry pi. If you don’t, well, it’s a computer-on-a-chip that runs Linux and uses an SD card for both its storage and operating system. It’s basically intended for education, but enterprising developers have turned it into many things, such as a web server, a build server, or a multimedia HTPC/Emulation station. Why, yes, you can buy a pretty capable emulation machine for only like 30 bucks, plus an SD card and a controller, of course. The pi can run stuff up to about…the Mega Drive or SNES without huge issues. But it’s not perfect.
Or, “Polish off-brand Silent Resident Mass Hill Evil Effect”.
It really is fitting that a game that stars a psychiatrist and claims to deal heavily with psychology and the human mind, as well as using a using a system it calls “Fear Lock”, is incredibly schizophrenic. As in, the design of this game is so over the place that I’m not even sure what the developers were aiming for half-way through.
So, I have a confession to make. Just like what seems like half the developed world, I’m addicted to buying games on Steam. They’re just so cheap, aren’t they? Just a dollar here, just a dollar there. A Humble Bundle here, another bundle there. The games kind of start to accumulate.