Two Wildly Different Videogame Stories from The New Yorker

Michael Agger writes in “The Minecraft Parent” on parenting and videogames. He notes that when “Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella was asked why his company bought Minecraft, he replied, ‘If you think about it, it’s the one game parents want their kids to play.’”

From a completely different side of the videogames-intersecting-with-the-real-world aisle, Jay Caspian King reports on ISIS’s recruiting videos and their resemblance to first person shooters in “ISIS’s Call of Duty.”

(And a really awful image linking the two stories for your visual pleasure.)


About Bradley J. Fest

Bradley J. Fest is assistant professor of English at Hartwick College. He is the author of two books of poetry, The Rocking Chair (Blue Sketch, 2015) and The Shape of Things (Salò, 2017), and has published a number of essays on contemporary literature and culture. He blogs at The Hyperarchival Parallax.
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