It would seem video games are marketed primarily to males and whenever a female shows interest, every guy should stand, take notice and wonder, “What’s this girl thinking about?” In Joystick Nation, J.C. Herz
describes how video games played an important part in her childhood and tells how “Video games ate our
quarters, won our hearts and rewired our minds.”

When first glancing at the pages, you’ll immediately assume that Joystick Nation is more of a look back at video games of the 80’s rather than a history of the video game world. Herz fondly remembers, “I was toggling a joystick before I learned to read, mastered Breakout stratagems before memorizing the multiplication table, conquered Asteroids before solving the mystery of long division.” She would definitely fit the profile of a hardcore gamer. – Read the rest of the article here from Classic Gamer Magazine (courtesy of Old School Gamer)!

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