I’ve been wasting time playing Soul Calibur 2 recently. The first release, along with SSX, UT, were played a lot in my apartment during the college years. It’s strange to reminisce about places and events that only happened in your mind. My friends and I talk about the hours we spent in Q2’s Tokay’s Towers, and still know the details of the map. And the memories aren’t of staring at a monitor, but of actually being in this place - jumping from a ledge, looking up an elavator shaft, strafing around a corner - something akin to remembering a dream. Makes me think that in the future things will get interesting when you can hack someone’s brain to put in memories, feelings and knowledge that feel real.