With this in mind if you (ironically) wish to explore some of the emotions discussed in the article through a game please do dig out 'Actual Sunlight'.
It's a short title that tells the story of Evan Winter, a 30-something man, living in Toronto. The game examines the monotonous life of this socially trapped but affluent individual, single and hurtling towards middle age in a thankless job. It's a autobiographical game by Will O'Neill and Retro collecting and addictive spending features in the tragic tale. "A lot of what I wanted to write about was video games and having your life revolve around them" O'Neill once told Vice.com. It's "a game that criticises games and gaming culture [and] releasing 'Actual Sunlight' has only made me double-down on my engagement with that culture. All of a sudden I'm not just a loser addicted to games. I'm a game developer with something to say."