The Process: The Sam Houser Story, Step By Step

by Harold Goldberg Recently, CNET’s Jeff Bakalar and I had a conversation about a piece I wrote about Rockstar Games’ Sam Houser for Playboy magazine. Jeff was really kind to have me on, and his opener was akin to “That’s a hard interview to get. How did you get the interview?” I did my best…

The Halloween Bonus of Undead Nightmare

A while back, I spent many, many hours with Sam Houser at Rockstar Games. We talked about, well, everything under the sun for a narrative history of videogames that will be published next April. Houser’s mind is imbued with a wonderfully extreme, dedicated passion for games and an abiding, maven-like hunger to understand American popular…