On page 24 I found a very thought provoking statement on what a video game really is compromised of. Cline stated, “There, inside the game’s two-dimensional universe, life was simple: It’s just you against the machine. Move with your left hand, shoot with your right, and try to stay alive as long as possible.” I found this to be interesting because if you think about the core of a video game, that’s really just exactly what it is. It is man verses game, or, in a more drawn out sequence, it is the man controlling the controller, and the controller controlling the game itself. There is no secret magic behind it where the controller itself can make you beat the game. There is no vendetta that the controller has against you. As Cline said, its rather simple. It is you against the machine. It is two-dimensional. People tend to get all philosophical on video games, but really, it is just a simple concept to simple means of enjoyment.