I was a kid when video games were first being introduced to the world at large, and I remember being 9 years old or so – completely obsessed with these things – and looking through the Peterborough / Lindsay Yellow Pages looking for anything related to video games and finding nothing. At the time I didn’t know anyone who owned or played these games so I guess it was important for me to find traces of my favorite pastime embedded in some part of everyday life.
I always think about that disappointing exercise whenever I see evidence of how ubiquitous video games have become – and I couldn’t help but laugh when I saw 1UP’s posting on Korean Air (of course, it had to be the Koreans) branding their airliners with Starcraft II artwork.
I just love it when the little kid Sean from decades ago is vindicated like this. Oh, and when’s the last time anyone has used the Yellow Pages? Ha!