Computer Games Versus Hollywood – Will Games Ever Surpass Films in Terms of Popularity?

Video games vs Hollywood films

We all know that video purportedly killed the radio star, and likewise it seems that MP3 has practically killed CDs in cold blood too. In other words we're used to the idea of new media storming in and taking the place of the media we're used to, so the question . . . → Read More: Computer Games Versus Hollywood – Will Games Ever Surpass Films in Terms of Popularity?

Are Video Games Art?

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No, not all of them. That’s the honest answer. Most are contrived, churned out opiates for the masses, keeping kids and adults entertained with repetitive, popular concepts and paint-by-numbers imagery. Some games, however, just might make you think twice about whether or not these designers aren’t virtuosos of their time. For argument’s sake, let’s assume . . . → Read More: Are Video Games Art?

Limbo Review

In 1929 Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali collaborated on a short film called Un Chien Andalou. It had no story, but was rather a collection of surreal images with only the slightest trace of narrative thread (it also started out with a man slicing open a woman’s eyeball with a razor). Limbo, the first game . . . → Read More: Limbo Review

Challenging Conventions 16: Bite-Sized Gaming

I wasn’t planning to write about E3 in this column as that will be discussed elsewhere, but there’s one trend in the gaming industry that E3 really reminded me of. No, it wasn’t motion control. Nor was it open-world games. It was downloadable titles. Once thought to be a curiosity full of vintage classics and . . . → Read More: Challenging Conventions 16: Bite-Sized Gaming

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