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October 5, 2009 / Joe Osborne

Coffee Talk: Games Are Cool Now? (Fashionably Late Edition)

**Sorry, no video uploads on the personal blog until I can afford the fee, guys. Just have to follow the link.**

Here we are, friends, in an age where video games have finally become a mainstream form of entertainment. Surely, you’ve caught eye of Tim Schafer‘s appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon where he talked up his next project, Brütal Legend (thank you copy+paste for the umlaut), but for those who haven’t check it out above. Those in the know may want to revel in it just one more time for good measure.

It’s been a long time coming (27+ years to be exact), but finally the games industry has semi-officially come to the forefront of mainstream entertainment. One could argue video games have been mainstream for years, but to have one of the industry’s famed designers appear on a late night talk show as if he were an actor talking up his next film appearance is quite a milestone.

Surely, some of you agree or perhaps you feel differently. Is this an exciting time for you as a gamer or do you feel as if one of your favorite indie bands hit the big time? Well, if the latter is the case for you, at least you can say you liked video games before they were cool. With game designers now getting the movie star treatment, what do you think this could mean for the industry (hint: more cash flow)?

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