Get the book How to Play Video Games!

Yet another publication has forgone taste and judgment to include my work: the wonderful anthology How to Play Video Games (NYU Press, 2019), edited by the amazing colleagues Matthew Thomas Payne and Nina B. Huntemann. In this book I write about the invention of Nintendo’s D-pad button scheme (the now iconic “+” sign), which not only graced almost every handheld game device Nintendo ever made, but also appeared on most console game controllers–thereby unifying how we play video games across devices (and decades, as the D-pad continues to take up controller real estate in various iterations to this day). Go get the book… it’s good stuff for scholars, students, and gamers alike!

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