“Alvio de Vera is playing San Andreas not simply because it’s his favorite game, although he’ll certainly tell you it is. He’s playing it because it’s the only game at Papelaria Joel. The game came with one of the three computers when Alvia bought them a year ago. Since then, village kids have flocked here, and it’s not just to finish their homework.” Video games are a powerful draw, even when it’s really hard to access a video game. Polygon: The video games of Ecuadorean fishing village Santa Marianita.

+ The Verge: The Twitch streamers who spend years broadcasting to no one. (Hey, I’m not one to point fingers. I only assume someone is on the other end of this…)