Big Download: "The gaming industry has been around now for over 35 years and shows no signs of slowing down. Those of us who are old enough to have been there right from the beginning remember when games like Pong, crude as they were at the time, seemed sophisticated and high-tech. Decades later, we maintain a delicate balance between heartfelt nostalgia for the great games of our youth, and eager anticipation for the new, shiny titles of the future.
Many who were virtually reared on video games have grown up to become developers themselves, infusing their passions and predilections for the medium into the games they create. Others have entered the industry another way, becoming game journalists, keeping tabs on what's new with an eye toward a continuously growing history. With all this behind us, then, is it safe to ask if we, as gamers, have matured? What would it mean to be a mature gamer? Does it matter if the art and science of gaming evolves?"