Kyle Orland, author of the new Boss Fight Books’ Minesweeper, joins the show to talk about one of the most prolific 90’s games by the same name. In this episode: the Minesweeper generation, how Bill Gates got addicted to it, the ultimate time waster, it was a mouse tutorial, Microsoft’s internal conflicts, the moral panic around games like Minesweeper, and the clock is ticking.
See more from Kyle Orland:
Sr. Gaming Editor, Ars Technica: https://arstechnica.com/author/kyle-orland/
Video Game History Foundation:
Podcast Twitter: @gamehistoryhour
Support us on Patreon: /gamehistoryorg