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Binge-watching, er…playing

As some of you may have guessed, I'm playing Destiny 2. But this isn't really about that; it's about the process. It's about what videogame players call "grinding"—the act of repetitiously getting resources, experience points, or anything else you might need in a game to achieve your goals. It's known as laborious, and generally frowned upon in most forms of modern game design. But those of us who play games still do it. We do it all the time. With varying degrees of enthusiasm, sure. But we do it. One thing after another, and then another.
-- Julie Muncy, Wired