Personal and approachable games writing is nothing new. Kieron Gillen’s “little manifesto” went online over eight years ago. Books like Extra Lives and Rise of the Videogame Zinesters were Big Business, and not just in the Twitter feeds of games journalists. Conversations about the aesthetic, poetic, political, personal potential of videogames are cropping up in bars, on Comedy Central, and everywhere in between.

So I probably won’t write about that. I’m going to assume we’re on the same page here: games are great. Batterywine is a passionately subjective toast to videogames, and as everyone knows, a toast is an excellent excuse to tell a story. So I guess everyone raise your Mountain Dew Game Fuel™, here goes

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