A fantastic article by Giant Bomb’s Patrick Klepek. The follow-up article is also well worth a read as it includes comments from others suffering from Asperger’s.
We all play games for different reasons. Maybe it’s escapism for one person, exploration of a new medium for another. For Jake, it’s something else. It realizes a need. Throughout our conversation, Jake dropped the term “in real life” many times, underscoring the personal disconnect he feels between his ability to interact socially in a virtual environment through games and “in real life.”