Resting State

My friends don’t play Civilization with me anymore because they know if they do, I will turn on my livestream. We’ll sit down and we won’t get up again for 13 hours – that is, until someone is eventually declared “Glorious God-Conqueror of the known world.” We’ll neglect sleep, food and maybe even the bathroom to keep the game continuing. These long, unbroken game sessions are pretty common for gamers. It’s common for Zoya Street, too, as he outlines in his book Delay: Paying Attention to Energy Mechanics. Marathon gaming bouts are something Street finds to be an indulgence, one