J.J. Abrams cites a long list of gaming loves.

He played those early Infocom text adventures and lined up to drop quarters into Asteroids “coin-op” machines. He logged hours in PlayStation classics like Wipeout and Tomb Raider, and admits to having had “something of an obsessions” with Resident Evil.

More recently, he was struck by the beauty of Journey and the depth of Grand Theft Auto‘s world. He also filled the miniscule moments of downtime on the Star Wars: The Force Awakens set playing Words With Friends. He’s got gamer geek cred for miles, so much so that he stumbles over his words as he tries to share it all. Read more…

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For J.J. Abrams, building a game is a learning experience