"A compelling, impossible thing": Where magic and video games converge

Eurogamer:"For something to be extraordinary, it must emerge from the ordinary. Magicians know this, which is why they work their greatest tricks with coins and playing cards and the linty jumble of everyday things that their marks - both their audiences and, in a manner of speaking, their victims - tend to keep in their pockets. Magic perks you up, because it reminds you that there is strange pleasure to be found where you least expect it to be lurking. Magicians make the world new, and to do this, maybe the world must first seem a little old and tatty."

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