On April 4th, the New York Times posted a cover story on what author Sam Anderson calls “stupid games.” Yes, Sam Anderson has openly labeled Angry Birds, along with its posse of mobile games with similar simple and addictive experiences, as “stupid games.” He has even gone as far as to trace back the lineage of “stupid games” to the first Tetris on the original Nintendo Game Boy. But upon reading in the article that he is doing so “half descriptively, half out of revenge for all the hours [he’s] lost to them,” who can really blame him?