January 2nd, 2005


An interview with my nephew

Before leaving Scotland I interviewed my nephew Robbie, who turns 12 on Friday, about computer gaming, his big obsession. The interview is a bit murkily recorded, so probably only hardcore game nuts (or big Robbie fans) will listen to the whole thing. We discuss whether gaming has eclipsed pop music, whether you can tell someone's favourite game by looking at them, whether people over 30 can game, how the Gamecube measures up to the PS2, the pleasures of retro, whether games have auteurs, and Robbie's plans to be a game environment or character designer when he grows up.

Robbie Interview (16.49 MB mono mp3 file, 36 minutes)