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The Language of Games

My theory is that video games are like speaking Esperanto. Videogame players are like people who learnt Esperanto years ago. We all learnt Esperanto. And there’s all these brilliant Esperanto-language films available, to use a metaphor. They only make sense if you know Esperanto, they don’t have subtitles – but they’re brilliant. And we keep telling people how good they are. But there’s this learning curve which is that you have to learn fucking Esperanto.

Charlie Brooker. Gaming Made Me: Charlie Brooker, Part 1, by Cara Ellison. Rock Paper Shotgun

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