“A Game of Chess”: Breath of Death Is The Waste Land of Video Games

[Originally posted on PopMatters] In the wake of the Great War and a Spanish flu epidemic, T.S. Eliot wrote The Waste Land with considerable help from his friend and mentor, Ezra Pound. Ostensibly, The Waste Land is a shell-shocked reaction to the spreading wars and disease that would define much of the twentieth century. But beyond … Continue reading “A Game of Chess”: Breath of Death Is The Waste Land of Video Games