Depression’s Hadouken

On Mental Illness and Learning Street Fighter

When you play a game, you make choices, as Tim Rogers pointed out in his entertaining and thoughtful video for Kotaku, Pokémon: Why It’s Good. As Rogers discusses, the “confidence game” (emphasis on “con”) that the developers play begins, with Pokémon, before you even play the game, the decision that allows you to play the game, the decision to purchase…

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