Before Xbox and PlayStation, there were arcades and before
arcades, there were playgrounds. Before playgrounds? There was just play.From street games to arcade games,
public joy and public humiliation, the latest issue of Kill Screen reveals how
we're playing together.
Simon Parkin witnesses a Dance Dance
Revolution master hustling a crowd in London. David Wolinsky signs up
for a Donkey Kong class taught by none other than Steve Wiebe (The
King of Kong); can Wiebe teach him to hit the kill screen?(Spoiler: He doesn't.)Jon Irwin tells the troubled story of
Nintendo's first 3-D console. Brian Taylor reports on real-life Quidditch—minus
the magic, but with the brooms.Kirk Hamilton takes to the streets of San Francisco in the Go Game.Filipe Salgado reports from the
libraries of Toronto,Majed Athab
surveys cut-rate arcades in Manila, and Mathias Crawford takes us back in time
to the sculptors, dreamers, and underage crooks in San Francisco's oldest
introduces the concept of masterful play.And Chris Baker goes up against one of the biggest stars of professional
gaming - with ego-crushing results.
We've got interviews, too—Michael Abbott interviews
gamification doomsayer and ex-Disney Imagineer Jesse Schell, and Jason Johnson
interviews Jim Babb, the designer of Must Love Robots and Socks, Inc.And
because it's not enough to read about games, Lana Polansky documents three street
games you can play yourself.
Written By: Michael Abbott, Majed Athab, Chris Baker, Mathias Crawford, Tracy Fullerton, Kirk Hamilton, Jon Irwin, Jason Johnson, Brendan Keogh, Simon Parkin, Lana Polansky, Mark Richardson, Filipe Salgado, Brian Taylor, David Wolinsky
Art By: Wojtek Arciszewski, Ben Bunch, David Boni, Mary Connolly, Tim Denee, Joshua Freiwald, Mr. GIF, Ian Higginbotham, Sarah Jacoby, Kitsuney, Ryan Kuo, Duncan Mattocks, Rey Ortega, Nante Santamaria, Brian Taylor