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Gaming During the Pandemic Is Starting to Feel Like Work

And that’s not a bad thing

A black and white screenshot from Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The player villager looks dazed in front of a computer.
Photo courtesy of Damon Beres and Nintendo.

On March 15, just days before Chicago would issue a shelter-in-place order in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Max Plenke decided to get really into Counter-Strike.

Recognizing that he was about to spend a lot of time stuck in his apartment, Plenke, a branded content editor, realized that there…

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Steve Rousseau

Steve Rousseau

I write about technology. Regular contributor to Medium’s OneZero. Seen in Vice, Businessweek, The Outline and others. he/him. steverousseau.org