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The Escapist: Hard Times

The Escapist runs my article on the future of inaccessible and difficult videogames. Where now for men who like to feel pain? basically. I start like this...

"The Pickford brothers were completely bewildered. What Rare had asked was unprecedented, strange and curious. They'd never heard anything like it. Who'd make such a request?"

And ramble off, as always. And since I quoted Ste Pickford, he's done a quick response to something I've overlooked - which is a subtle and true point regarding narrative. Also, in the editing, a misunderstanding crept in, which will hopefully be fixed in a bit. If there's a bit which makes you go "huh?"... well, I'll explain it in the comments thread rather than messing up the permanent RPS record. It's the DXIW/KOTOR bit. I know. They're not hard. That was the point.

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