A Childhood Spent With Computers: Writer/Kotaku contributor Leigh Alexander has published an ebook titled Breathing Machine: A Memoir of Computers. It's all about growing up alongside the computers of the 1980s and 90s, and it's good! You can get it at Amazon or a bunch of other places, and read an excerpt here.
The Nirvana of Video Games? Video games need a grunge movement, or at least that's what Kotaku contributor and 90s aficionado Leigh Alexander argues in this excellent piece over at Gamasutra. It's a version of a talk she recently gave at a UK games convention, and it involves Paula Abdul.
Final Fantasy VII is out on Steam, so I thought this might be a good opportunity to point readers to "The Final Fantasy VII Letters," a series Leigh Alexander and I wrote back in 2011. She was a FFVII veteran and I'd never played, and together we went on a journey that changed us forever. Or, well, we had fun, anyway.
Over at Gamasutra, longtime Kotaku contributor Leigh Alexander has written a harsh, well-argued critique of the Xbox One, calling it a desperate prayer to stop time. "Not only am I unmoved by this 'groundbreaking' reveal," she writes, "but I can't imagine who reasonably would care—except for the most high-end, most…