In a way, what I’m doing is cleaning. It’s the same urge that makes one suddenly decide to organize, to vacuum, as if gaining control over the space around you will offer some psychic relief, or will constitute, to you, some sense of progress. The pleasure in many games comes from putting things in order; I’m hardly the first to say that Tetris, for example, is about “tidying up”, stacking things in an orderly way so that they go away, are cleared, leaving a neat space.

Source: The thrill of cleaning in video games – Boing Boing

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