Would Hegel Have Played Pac-Man?
from the does-it-really-matter? dept
Salon is running a review and an excerpt from a book called Lucky Wander Boy, about a guy who writes ridiculously “deep” reviews of video games, bringing up how the games relate to various well-known philosophers. In the excerpt is a review of the ever-popular game Frogger that includes the following: “It draws its power from our shared memories of powerlessness. Wherever we are now, at one time or another we have all felt the poor frog’s anxiety in the face of the world’s intransigence, its blind and callous disregard for our happiness or well-being.” I have no idea how good the actual book is, but it sounds like it was fun to write.