Ep. 110: Minesweeper

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.

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Sr. Gaming Editor, Ars Technica: https://arstechnica.com/author/kyle-orland/ 

Book: https://bossfightbooks.com/products/minesweeper-by-kyle-orland 

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