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It’s amazing how much time we had as kids to play games. I could easily play eight hours of video games in a single night. Today is much different. We have jobs, lives and commitments that have reduced our free time to just a small fraction of what it once was. Time is sacred now, and we must choose how we spend it wisely. I’ve been a gamer for over 20 years and I’ve learned a lot about video games in that time. But the most important things I’ve learned are three simple ways to enjoy games without sacrificing everything else. Continue reading

I can read a book and pull themes from subtext and narrative.  I can observe a Monet and take in the beauty of its color.  I can watch Rogue One (for the 4th time) and appreciate the effort put forth by its actors.  You know what I can’t do?  I can’t get past the wind tunnel level of Battletoads.  If you know what I am talking about, you have my deepest sympathies. This game and many others have made me appreciate what video games require as an artform.  Video games are the only pieces of art that demand you “beat them” in order to fully appreciate them.

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