Rohrer in Esquire

by Darius Kazemi on November 24, 2008

in media

Much more interesting to me than the New Yorker piece on Cliff Bleszinski, Esquire has published a short piece on Jason Rohrer. This is the kind of piece in a magazine that I could see causing people who have no interest in video games reconsider their position. (Even better, Esquire is hosting his latest game, Between, along with the piece.) He’s part of their “Best and Brightest 2008″ series.

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gwc November 24, 2008 at 6:51 pm

The article spends a lot of time discussing Rohrer’s decidedly bohemian lifestyle. While certainly interesting and an excellent human-interest tie to art and artists of ages past, I think the emphasis serves to lessen the chances of actually changing anyone’s opinion of video games. Instead, I would venture to guess that many reading the piece would think “oh, how quaint” (or worse).

Still, it’s a good read and most any intelligent discourse about games in the mainstream media is an improvement – even if conversation about this particular article might be less about games and more about Rohrer’s atypical life choices.

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