The New York Toy Fair is a showcase for the latest and greatest playthings hitting store shelves in the coming year, but it’s also a good indicator of where the toy market is heading. In 2017, that’s directly to the inexpensive collectables aisle.
I’ve not come across a finer means of illustrating the origins of our Western work ethic than this video featuring a recycled Japanese game. Why did’t we have 8-Bit Philosophy back when I was in college?
Last year US President Barack Obama challenged America’s youth and game developers to create games that teach the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering and maths. Today we have a game in which aliens teach the scientific method while hunting hamburgers.