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Why Video Games Get ‘Old’ So Quickly

… and why we might finally be stepping off that treadmill

In 1996, this pixelated Lara Croft was a peak of high-end graphics

Earlier this week I wrote a piece about how teenagers are rediscovering Papers, Please. It’s an amazing indie game from 2013.

In the headline — and in the text — I referred to it as an “old” game.

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Clive Thompson

Clive Thompson

I write three times a week about tech, science, culture — and how those collide. Writer for NYT mag/Wired; author of “Coders” and “Smarter Than You Think”

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