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Month: June 2010

Toward a critical body of work interrogating the prospect of video games considered as art

Because I wrote this: Games are not a narrative art form people keep referring me to this: Roger Ebert: Video games can never be art To reiterate my argument from two years ago: although video games have some storytelling aspects (worldbuilding, etc.) they are not really a narrative art form because their core purpose and measure of success is not the act of telling a story. The first time it was suggested to me that video games were a narrative art form similar to movies, I was simply baffled that anybody thought that. Of course they don’t tell a story.…

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