Meeting a Founding Father

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Electronic components, conductive tracks and plastic sheets; these are some of the things you find when peeking at the innards of your personal computer. Aside from their technological utilities, circuit boards begin to look like maps or blueprints; angular structures and square paths form homogenous constructions of hyper connectivity. If you squint, they begin to look like cities from afar. It's fitting, then, that a significant majority of computer technology is rooted in Silicon Valley—a place which when viewed from above looks like the boards of circuitry found in our personal systems. In our case, there was an Xbox 360 and a projector. They were just two devices from a collection bunched in front of us as we sat patiently waiting to talk with a man named Nolan Bushnell.

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North America #1 | £12

Five video game fans from South East London take a trip along the west coast of North America, visiting people and places connected to the medium. From founding figures and academics, to journalists, museums and new frontiers, this issue looks at video games in their variety of manifestations and reaching influences.

Featuring

  • Nolan Bushnell
  • Richard Lemarchand
  • The Romeros
  • Raychul Moore
  • Scattle
  • The Made
  • IGN Entertainment
  • John Warner
  • Shape of the World
  • The Northways

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