Thursday, 29 October 2009

Why I write about video games

What's the best thing about university? It's definitely not the outfits.

No, it's probably the excuse it gives you to pretend you exist on a higher plane of existence far above the corporeal realm and its petty bourgeois concerns (house prices, utility bills, food etc). Pass the Absinthe.

My degree allowed, nay, required me to spend three self-indulgent years wafting around through novels, poetry, essays, political manifestos, philosophical diatribes, films, plays, advertisements and documentary footage. The message was clear from the start: If you want to understand something, you need to look at it from all angles, through all prisms and from every point of view.

Neglect nothing.

Except videogames of course, they're for bored teenagers and itchy-fingered pot-heads.

Right?