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The slow-game app is the new smoke break

Slow games are less a rejection of high-octane Internet culture than they are a capitulation to it. By freeing up gamers from the burdens of extreme concentration and physical control, slow games allow us to fit a mobile game into every spare moment.

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ALL around the world, millions of smartphone users are preparing for war. Pokémon Go has sent players scurrying outside their homes to hunt cartoon critters, chuck virtual balls at them, and then groom their captured characters into a digital army. Advance far enough in the game...

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