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Mind Games: The place of plot in video game history

For most of my life and long before it began, video games struggled to break into the mainstream and gain status as a respectable art. And with good reason: rose-tinted glasses or not, even the gaming pioneers of the Ford-Carter years would surely admit that their little hobby was just that, a curious plaything more remarkable for simply working than for touching the heart or soul. The Atari and Intellivision era brought higher fidelity to the medium as it stonewalled its way into the American consciousness with heavy marketing campaigns.