Andrew on Medium: March 2022
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When I was a lad of 18, this would have been desirable. After all, if one has difficulty getting a date for Saturday night, it helps if there’s less competition. Not here, though. Let the students sit where they want, and they will segregate themselves by sex. They will do this even if it becomes absurd. I have walked into a room with six tables to see all of the male students — some 30% of the class — crammed into one of those tables so that they don’t have to sit with the girls.
It’s funny, though — there is one time when I can’t help but smile. It’s not when I’m happy. It’s when I’m afraid.
So what’s the deal? Why did this one humble game grow to such massive size when others like it fell by the wayside? What induced Steam to put this game into my discovery queue, a dirty little feature that typically only feeds me AAA titles I don’t care about? Why is it that so many publications are writing long feature articles about this thing?