Video Game legitimization.
February 27, 2004 9:56 AM
I hadn't thought that playing video games would be characterized as "going mainstream" (because I've played them since the 2600) but more and more often I see stories in the news saying that video games are indeed doing that. As far as I can tell, this happened a long time ago
in a Mushroom Kingdom only a power switch away. This audio stream
(Real; bleh) from the BBC discusses how the BAFTA's (the Brit Oscars) are adding games to their awards.
When I was in line at the local 'Hair Sluttery' waiting to get my mop cut I was playing Mario&Luigi with a kid right next to me coveting my Gameboy with sidelong glances and likely wondering why this old dude was playing video games... oh wait, games are "going mainstream."