Spacewar by Stewart Brand - How one of the first video games was instrumental in the development of computer technology.
Video Games: The Addiction by Tom Bissell - A classic personal essay about the irresistible lure of the joypad.
Working for the Man by Steven Poole - Are video games really a leisure activity? Or are we working for our consoles?
Master of Play by Nick Paumgarten - A reporter travels to Japan to meet the creative force behind Nintendo, the man who’s shaped imaginary worlds that are explored by millions.
The Life of the Chinese Gold Farmer by Julian Dibbell - What happens when the computer game economy spills over into reality?
The Economics of Video Games by Brad Plumer - It takes a certain type of economist to know what to do when a belligerent spaceship fleet attacks an interstellar trading post, causing mineral prices to surge across the galaxy.