“Just One More Game. . .” – NY Times Article on Video Games is Also, Itself, a Video Game
May 23, 2012
Sam Anderson of the New York Times gives us an overview of mobile gaming as it exists today in the iPad and iPhone era, The Hyperaddictive, Time-Sucking, Relationship-Busting, Mind-Crushing Power and Allure of Silly Digital Games. The Times then worked out a way to make the article itself a video game much like the 80’s arcade classic Asteroids.
Using your cursor keys to move a white triangle around the page, you can zap objects like sidebars, thumbnail photos and other page elements and make them disappear. The text of the article remains immune to this satisfying eradication taking place on the Times‘ web page. How very meta- of them. And how totally cool.