Morak has been solving very sophisticated problems of great import by rotating hexagrams in Spider-Man 2. Understand that these are Full Rotations - and perhaps as an index of his skill, he tells me that when he rotates a hexagram it "stays rotated." I didn't have a lot of context to go on, but it sounds like in this specific scenario that's good.
It is possible to do real scientific work in something like a videogame - do you remember Foldit? It's still fucking going, apparently! A "revolutionary crowdsourcing computer game enabling you to contribute to scientific research," my experience with it amounted to twisting little things around but they could only twist certain ways. And that's what makes the "mini-games" scientists do so difficult; they're referencing rules we are still in the process of discovering sometimes. This must certainly be considered "hard mode."
Oh! And this is what we were working on last week!
This Halloween, join us on Twitch for the return of Seattle by Night at 5pm PT!— Penny Arcade (@PA_Megacorp) October 25, 2023
This season, storyteller @vampiresnvino takes our vampire coterie of @cwgabriel, @ThatBronzeGirl, @TychoBrahe and @Luiscarazo into the heart of Seattle... pic.twitter.com/umq0Fa2mN8
Here's a bigger, isolated version of the Mike's cool picture. Not that he uses the word "coterie":
From left to right, we have Luis Carazzo's Rico, my own character Jamison, Jasmine "ThatBronzeGhoul" Bhullar's Betty, and Mike Krahulik's Tom Hollandaise. The game turned out incredibly, we get down into some real shit, and it all launches on Halloween at 5pm PT! It seemed like the spookiest option. This means that somehow, for the next couple months or so, we've got all kinds of shows for you - two a week, for a bit! Episode 6 of Acquisitions Incorporated: Season 2, entitled "Snackrifice," just dropped.