Self promo: My Slate piece on why retro games are back

I forgot to blog this, but two weeks ago I published a piece on Slate about why retro games — like Space Invaders, Pac-Man, and Joust — are so big now, even amongst teenagers who weren’t alive when these games first made their debut. The piece is online here!

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I'm Clive Thompson, the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better (Penguin Press). You can order the book now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, Indiebound, or through your local bookstore! I'm also a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired magazine. Email is here or ping me via the antiquated form of AOL IM (pomeranian99).

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