This week on Extra Punctuation, Yahtzee Croshaw talks about why he misses loading screens in video games in this era of speed.

Am I Weird for Missing Loading Screens? – Extra Punctuation

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This week on Extra Punctuation, Yahtzee talks about why he misses loading screens in video games. It’s somewhat coincidental timing, since Marty just talked about how he misses swapping discs.

Extra Punctuation Transcript

It’s important to me, when reviewing new games, to be conscious of when my personal views are being tainted by nostalgia. Note that I said be conscious of it, not, try to prevent it from happening, I mean, I did the Resident Evil 4 remake and nostalgia was tainting the balls off of that one, frankly. And I understand that what I’m about to say is going to be peak old man pointlessly going ooh young people today grumbly wumbly about some aspect of modern life that isn’t remotely worth complaining about, or even, by most metrics, a bad thing at all. Okay? Here goes. I kinda miss long loading times. Yes, I did warn you.

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Yahtzee Croshaw
Yahtzee is the Escapist’s longest standing talent, having been writing and producing its award winning flagship series, Zero Punctuation, since 2007. Before that he had a smattering of writing credits on various sites and print magazines, and has almost two decades of experience in game journalism as well as a lifelong interest in video games as an artistic medium, especially narrative-focused. He also has a foot in solo game development - he was a big figure in the indie adventure game scene in the early 2000s - and writes novels. He has six novels published at time of writing with a seventh on the way, all in the genres of comedic sci-fi and urban fantasy. He was born in the UK, emigrated to Australia in 2003, and emigrated again to California in 2016, where he lives with his wife and daughters. His hobbies include walking the dog and emigrating to places.