1. On Tuesday, Vice published a review of Tom Bissell’s three-year-old book about video games, Extra Lives.
3. If it seems strange to review a three-year-old book, consider the author: James Franco.
5. In the world we live in, if James Franco does something, it is newsworthy. Fair enough.
6. In the review, Franco establishes his video game cred with a touching, if vague, anecdote:
The later incarnations of Zelda—I think one was called Ocarina of Time—helped me through difficult times in high school, while also making me feel like a loser because I was spending hours playing a children’s game when I could have been out socializing with the cool kids.