Jes Bickham Interview
I have kept games away from The Machine Starts for quite a while, but since I posted my piece on breaking the fifth wall this week, I thought it was only right and proper that I link to this fantastic interview with Jes Bickham.
Back in the day, Bickham wrote for a British games magazine called N64 Magazine - which is basically the reason why I ever thought about writing anything other than homework assignments in the first place. I do have a complete collection of every N64 Magazine at home (1997-2001), which I periodically rescue from my parents' ambitions to dispose of it.
Anyway, the interview with Bickham (courtesy of moreconsole.com) starts by mentioning his monumental and rather groundbreaking review of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. It's worth reading for many, many reasons; not least because Bickham gives plentiful insight into that key mid-late 90s period when the world began to take videogaming more seriously as part of culture.
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