The Most Dangerous Gamer

A profile of the solo creator of one of my favourite games of all time, Braid. Not many games can create such a moving and powerful commentary, but yet be so seemingly simple yet thoroughly entertaining at the same time.

“THERE’S NO NICE way to say this, but it needs to be said: video games, with very few exceptions, are dumb. And they’re not just dumb in the gleeful, winking way that a big Hollywood movie is dumb; they’re dumb in the puerile, excruciatingly serious way that a grown man in latex elf ears reciting an epic poem about Gandalf is dumb. Aside from a handful of truly smart games, tentpole titles like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Call of Duty: Black Ops tend to be so silly and so poorly written that they make Michael Bay movies look like the Godfather series.”

The Most Dangerous Gamer

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