Completely slipped my mind, but here it is.
Excluding only Harry Potter and the Lord of the Rings, I don’t think I’ve ever experienced such a visceral reaction to a movie. My heart sunk when Steve’s score was rejected, my skin crawled when Billy sent in his doctored tapes, and I cheered when Wiebe finally took the record. All this from a documentary about Donkey Kong. Who knew…
The movie ultimately has an interesting message. Nothing corny like “cheaters never prosper,” don’t worry. It serves as an example for how important gaming is. It can be a haven during dark times, as it was for Steve Wiebe. It can be our entire sense of being, as it was for Billy Mitchell. Essentially, gaming can be whatever you need it to be. A shape shifting, never stationary entity that can serve as either a sword or a pillow. And that’s why I love gaming.
Until next time.