If our team – the Gamerz (wink, wink) – was going to rewire the world of arts journalism using techniques and ideas from gaming, we needed to understand the basics. So we asked everyone we met this question: “What game do you play and why?”
Take a listen. It’s a sampling — the bits I threw at the radio wall that stuck. (And yes, there’s some truth to the idea that we have limited attention spans for audio links. Gotta keep it short.)
Maybe the most famous guy we talked to – Henry Jenkins, the bearded, bespectacled guru of convergence culture – didn’t make the audio cut. What he said, however, tied our themes together beautifully.
“I get out of games the same joy I get out of any artistic experience… It’s about helping me see the world through new eyes.”