‘Destiny: The Taken King’ & ‘Gamelife’ author Michael W. Clune

JJ and Chris review “The Taken King,” the Peter Dinklage-less expansion for Bungie’s “shared-world shooter.” A year ago in The New York Times, Chris wrote that “Destiny” was “beautiful but vacant.” Can “The Taken King” turn skeptics into fans? Then, Chris talks to Michael W. Clune, the author of “Gamelife,” a memoir of his 1980s childhood and the computer games he played during it. Clune, a professor of English at Case Western Reserve, says people are wrong to compare his still-current video game habit to his heroin addiction, the subject of his previous memoir, “White Out.”

SHOW NOTES:

Chris’s review of “Destiny” in The New York Times

Michael W. Clune’s “Gamelife”

Gabriel Winslow-Yost’s review of “Gamelife” in the New York Review of Books

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