My nephew plays things like Minecraft and Angry Birds, but not only that, together, we play co-operative games like Double Dragon or Skylanders on the Wii.
They’re quick and accessible.
In many ways, it’s a lot easier to connect playing games, over football or something.
“My goal is to qualify for the Capcom Cup,” Richard Melendez, who goes by Michael, told me over the phone. He had just been apologizing for the delay in doing an interview because he was preparing for his high school graduation.
Going on 18 years old, Michael will soon be taking the next step into his adult future, just like most kids his age. He wants to go to college in New York City and major in Criminal Justice, but he also wants play a competitive video game on the world’s biggest stage. Michael, known as “Native Impact” in the fighting game circles, plays Street Fighter at the highest level.