The security flaw known as "Heartbleed" could be the worst thing that's ever happened to the internet. Whether or not you're spooked by it, some people are already taking measures. Like...renaming their games on Steam.
"The pattern is always the same," video game designer Pawel Miechowski told me recently. "People struggle for food, soap and medicine. They trade liquor or any alcohol for bullets or any weapons. That's what happened in Sarajevo." That's what happens in cities wracked by war. That's what will happen in Pawel Miechowski's most unusual war video game.
I had just shown up at his apartment to lend him my Wii U for the week or so I was going to be in California last month. Watching as I opened my bag and placed a pile of games and gadgets on his sofa-side table, his eyes lit up with a hunger I'd never seen before.