Saturday, January 1, 2011
Why Roger Ebert Doesn?t Like Video Games: He Became Obsessed With TMNT
It's easy to understad Roger Ebert's position that games aren't art when you realize that he once became addicted to TMNT on the NES, arguably one of the hardest and, I believe, worst games on the platform. In this video clip from the Siskel & Ebert 1989 gift guide, Ebert reported that he "started playing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with it. And after a while, after a week of this, I'd find that every time I had a spare moment and every time I came home, I was in front of the set playing with these mutant turtles." You see, for a week, Ebert was basically a 12-year-old boy.