“ I first played Metroid II: Return of Samus in the women’s wing of a homeless shelter in Providence, Rhode Island. There I endured five months of homelessness; the rest of the time was spent on streets or in psychiatric wards. I screamed a lot and frequently lost my mind. It wasn’t the first time I’d been homeless or nearly died, and it won’t be the last.”
treefroggy that write up is intense and haunting and absolutely beautiful.
Thank you for posting that here, I’m really grateful I got to read that.
treefroggy Sorry to necro but I came looking for this essay, thinking about citing it in an essay on Halo, it’s left an imprint on me. Come home rei.
Yeah, this was really good. I am glad to have read it.
shoot, this is a vintage insert credit article basically.
Our own Azure did a color hack of it which really brings it to life in an interesting way:
An explainer page about it, which reads like an insert credit article itself:
exodus Yeah, digging up this article to post here, I recognized it’s Gamasutra, you used to work there right? Also I read the comics and, one of the comments is from someone who I met just last year at indiecade SM.
treefroggy I did indeed! sometimes I miss that stuff!
Excellent piece to share here - what are some similar blogs/zines for critical writings on video games/stories?
Welcoming any and all, I have an older list but would love to find some brilliant and contemporary flexes of the Critrical Eye (relevance to Video Games or not)
siebold_magnolia This is the only vide game review I ever bookmarked. Most unhoused people aren’t writing about retro video games, lol. But there are many who play them.