You Can Play a Game Inside a New York Times Article

If you haven’t seen this New York Times article, well, you should! It’s titled Just One More Game… Angry Birds, Farmville and Other Hyperaddictive ‘Stupid Games’, and the cool thing is that it actually has a mini-game inside the article.
Not an insulated mini-game inside a frame, it’s one that uses the whole page and you can actually blow stuff from the layout. It’s a very interesting and innovative experience, so go check it out if you haven’t already.
Apparently that game is not new, though, and it’s called Kick Ass. If I am not wrong it’s using JavaScript to do all that, but the creators sure thought out of the box!
The NY Times article is about those simple games and how they affect our lives. Here’s a quote:
And so a tradition was born: a tradition I am going to call (half descriptively, half out of revenge for all the hours I’ve lost to them) “stupid games.” In the nearly 30 years since Tetris’s invention — and especially over the last five, with the rise of smartphones — Tetris and its offspring (Angry Birds, Bejeweled, Fruit Ninja, etc.) have colonized our pockets and our brains and shifted the entire economic model of the video-game industry. Today we are living, for better and worse, in a world of stupid games.
If you are still reading this, well, I am guessing you are one of the last ones. The others are probably blowing everything up on the NY Times page…
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