These Games Are So Bad, It's Not Funny

Gamers never sit around and fondly recall games that were so ludicrous they circled back and arrived at greatness. There is no game analog to, say, Sid and Marty Kroft children’s show, or Plan Nine From Outer Space. When a game is bad, it’s just … bad.



I think this tells us a lot about the nature of play. B games don’t exist because a game isn’t something you watch; it’s something you do. It’s impossible to distance yourself from the badness. It’s not like chuckling while watching an actor screw things up; it’s like being forced to screw up yourself. —Clive ThompsonThese Games Are So Bad, It’s Not Funny (Wired)