An informal introduction.

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Much wisdom, much grief;
The more knowledge, the more
Sorrow.

-Ecclesiastes 1:18

Whether or not you put stock into that book, I think it’s fitting for what we may embark upon here. Perhaps a bit gloomy of a line to share, but let’s be honest. Exploring games can at times be quite the opposite of fun. Trolling, griefing, pre-order scandals, and shoddy product. These are all things the older crowd has become accustomed to.

I don’t want to dwell too much on those topics as plenty of other sources cover them better than I can.  So instead, I’d like to take some time and reflect on the more lofty side of games. For me they can be a deeply spiritual experience, causing me to reflect inwards. Sometimes this is quite subtle such as with a puzzle; sometimes it’s blatantly obvious such as with the tissue gobbling Brothers. Whatever the degree this occurs, I would like to dedicate my forthcoming posts to exploring this topic and rediscover what it is in these games that sparks the human imagination.

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