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An Oral History of ‘Snake’ on Nokia

Taneli Armanto doesn’t like to tell people he changed the world. In fact, unless you’re a family friend, I’d bet you haven’t heard of the…

A Frustrating History of the Claw Machine

So, I’ve got a problem with the first Toy Story movie. No, it’s not the mystery of who Andy’s father is, or even the fact…

Why Do So Many Gamers Get Motion Sickness?

A few months ago, I finally pulled the trigger and bought a Nintendo Switch. It’s the first gaming system I’ve owned since the Nintendo 64…

An Oral History of ‘Mortal Kombat’

If Mortal Kombat had followed its original trajectory, it would exist in a paltry 200 arcade cabinets, collecting dust in hipster arcade bars scattered across…