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Gaming interfaces

Screen Play: "If you think about it, video games are just another type of computer program. Whether you're meticulously keeping track of median game rankings for every major video game console released over the last decade in an excel spreadsheet or playing games that involve "self injecting intravenous drugs to kill more people" (just joking, you're not allowed play that one) ultimately you're still just inputting some kind of data into a computer system.

Just try and imagine that next time you're playing an first-person shooter that you're typing up an Microsoft Word document that, for some reason, consists entirely of words that contain only the letters W,A,S and D. It's just a matter of perception.

I guess you're wondering where I'm going with all of this... The point I'm trying to make is that how you interact with something shouldn't get in the way of actually using it, and obviously that includes playing video games."

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