AR-15, the Pokemon ballet, and electroshock therapy may improve your game

Harper’s explains the reason why the AR-15 will never be banned is their reconfigurable nature. They’re like “Lego for grown-ups.” 

A Rutgers law professor looks at the legal precedence behind Nintendo claiming ad money on YouTube videos featuring Mario and friends. Part of the problem with their cash claim is that “video games aren’t like movies or TV. Each play-through is a unique audiovisual experience.” 

Polygon has the inside story on the Pokemon ballet. Just sayin’, this looks way more entertaining than the Legend of Zelda sympathy. 

Who needs H.P.P.D.? The videogame animated GIFs of Nicolas Boillot are mesmorizing.  

The Plants vs. Zombies Facebook game is exactly what you’d expect it to be: a combination of lumbering idiots, Venus flytraps, and home-accessorizing.

Turns out Kiev is about as an inhospitable place as the games developed there, including Metro: Last Light. But as they say, what’s bad for life expectancy is good for gamers.