The ShortRead of 19 August
Death by Video Game
Author: Simon Parkin
What's the story: Three hours. Maybe four. We can't remember how long our Candy Crush marathon lasted, but it's the power of this sort of addictive gameplay that's up for discussion in Simon Parkin's exploration of the subject.
A journalist by trade, whose writing has appeared in The New Yorker and The New Statesman, Parkin delves into the light and dark of video game culture, offsetting stories of its negative influences with tales of how it's helped keep kids off the street in war-ravaged areas.
A read that won't help you beat that Bloodborne boss, but will only further your passion for video games.
according to Amis, an unemployed seventeen-year-old who sold sexual favours to a seventy-four-year-old pastor in exchange for money in order to fund a Space Invaders habit.
would have meant arcade and bar owners would require licences or even planning permission in order to install arcade machines for their customers. At the Bill’s proposal, Foulkes said:
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