Daily Archives: September 24, 2014



For sev­er­al years now it’s been semi-standard prac­tice for games to record the amount of time played. When I look at the num­ber of hours I’ve spent play­ing a game I try to keep in mind a short arti­cle by Kat Chastain about the way games con­sume time. To sum­ma­rize the already short indict­ment, “Gamers are junkies, games are their junk…” and before any good can come out of them, gamers must pluck out the few virtues to be found and make a gen­er­a­tion of games that isn’t most­ly a waste of time. Videogames require an entire child­hood to devel­op the lit­er­a­cy to sit in front […]

The Serotonin Machine: On Grinding