Letter to an Easter Egg

The year is 1979. Arcades are consistently packed, electronic gaming as a pastime is more popular than its ever been, and with Pac-Man a year away from release, the medium rests on the verge of a cultural explosion. At this point, the Atari 2600 home video game console has been on the market in North … Continue reading Letter to an Easter Egg

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A Desert Flower

  Journey is not the best video game I've ever played. But it might be the most perfect.   If you're at all familiar with that game company, wryly named "ThatGameCompany", this probably isn't a controversial statement. The Santa Monica-based developer is like the Stanley Kubrick of the medium: a relatively modest-sized body of work, … Continue reading A Desert Flower