Playing videogames: a rambling essay about hating what you love

How does anyone find the time to play videogames? I’ve had a hard time getting around to playing videogames recently, and this has led me on a path towards understanding why that might be. It’s not just that I don’t have time; the truth is, if I really wanted to play some videogames every night, … Continue reading "Playing videogames: a rambling essay about hating what you love"

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Turtling

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article called Videogames are Broken Toys. Its general thrust was that most videogames are fundamentally toys with a goal sorta slapped on. This both limits the “toy” aspect dramatically and leaves users instead with a thin, weak, unsupported goal. In that article, I focused on the “preserving the … Continue reading "Turtling"

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