"Pokémon Junk Drawer" explores the problems of planned obsolescence in videogame hardware. Drawing from the central "catch 'em all" ethos of the iconic Pokémon Red, players embark on a quest to repair the protagonist’s old gaming console, collecting electronic "junk" along the way. "Pokémon Junk Drawer" seeks to ask: how long can the owner of a videogame enjoy their property before it dies? And, once it breaks, how far will the player have to go to sustain their former experience?

Works Cited

Game Freak. Pokémon Red. Nintendo, 1998. Game Boy.

"Lavender Town (Original Japanese Version from Pokémon Red and Green)." YouTube, uploaded by BadassVGM, 31 October 2010, www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sOadAaGiq4&t=6s.

"Pokémon Blue/Red - Pallet Town." YouTube, uploaded by pokemonmusicmaster, 7 March 2008, www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOWRNLaCMJg.

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