Links for June 6, 2018

Accessible Gaming with the Xbox Adaptive Controller

The Xbox Adaptive Controller was created to address these challenges and remove barriers to gaming by being adaptable to more gamers’ needs.... We worked closely with [organizations] and directly with gamers who have limited mobility to assist in our development.... In addition to working with common adaptive switches that gamers with limited mobility may already own, it has two large buttons built in. These buttons can also be reprogrammed to act as any of the standard controller’s button inputs via the Xbox Accessories app.

Introducing the Xbox Adaptive Controller

Russia’s Patriotic Alternative to Coca-Cola Is Made Out of Bread

A brewed Russian drink traditionally made from a heady combination of fermented rye bread, yeast, malt, sugar, and water. The result has a tart, fizzy sweetness not unlike kombucha and sits stickily on the tongue. It’s slightly alcoholic—around 0.5 percent—though historically drunk somewhat like a soda. Kvass fell out of favor as the Iron Curtain came tumbling down, but, in recent years, it’s been marketed as a patriotic alternative to “cola-nizing” American sodas.

Paris: il escalade un immeuble pour sauver un enfant suspendu dans le vide