062: No More Quarters

Some of my fondest memories involve video games. I’d spend hours in the living room, in arcades, and up all night at basement sleepovers playing anything any game I could get my hands on – from Super Mario to GoldenEye to Bushido Blade 2, among countless others.

Those days are long gone now, of course. But playing games had and still has a profound effect on me and many others who grew up with them. Which is why, in 2015, at the height of its popularity, gaming seems to be at a turning point, with all eyes on an open future, but with one foot set in the past.