In his July 21 letter, “The more inspiring dystopia,” Robert McKinney can’t admit that narratives from a game controller may equal or even surpass those of paperback novels.

Dismissing the recently released video game “The Last of Us” because of how it’s enjoyed is just ageist chauvinism.

Now, if he had said, “I don’t have 30 hours to play myself through this story,” I could sympathize, as books don’t require savepoints before passing through a difficult confrontation.

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