Video games tell stories differently


Video games tell stories differently « Melbourne Writers Festival blog
By Stephanie Honor Convery
Christy Dena, also a video game developer, took this a bit further, explaining how despite the principles of the narrative being the same, the interactive nature of gaming often meant that particular parts of the narrative – often, for example, the ...
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Crossing a line? | MetaFilter
By sendai sleep master
Video games are the polar opposite of that. The game design, narrative and focus is to get you to want to kill these representations of people on screen - or dehumanize them to the point where it's less like killing people. There's a huge degree ...
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 How 13 Classic Video Games Got Their Names - Mental Floss
How 13 Classic Video Games Got Their NamesHere are the stories of how famous video ...
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How Video Games Could Improve Our Vision - NYTimes.com
Dr. Maurer has conducted research that suggests that “first-person shooter” video games can improve the sight of people with visual impairment.
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Video game review: 'Madden NFL 13' a bold revamp of franchise
News Sentinel
Video game review: 'Madden NFL 13' a bold revamp of franchise. Copyright 2012 The ...Introducing real physics into collisions is a huge change for the Madden franchise, and thedevelopers are sure to refine it in future installments. One of the major ...


McMaster study shows video games actually help eyesight
CBC.ca
Your mom was wrong — not all video games are bad for you. A study conducted by researchers at McMaster University indicates that playing first person shootergames can help improve the eyesight of people with conditions like amblyopia or cataracts.

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Playing games: Line between sweepstakes, video poker unclear
The Times and Democrat
The image of a player plunking coins into a computer game conjures memories for many South Carolinians, good and bad. Now sweepstakes machines are proliferating in Internet caf├ęs and other venues around the state. During video poker's heyday, people ...

Video Games' Oldest, Still-Standing Record Was Set 30 Years Ago Today
Kotaku Australia
It is a full tenth of a second faster than the second-place record holder certified by Twin Galaxies, the international video game records authority, for whom Rogers is now a head referee. No one has come close to his 5.51, nor even the theoretically ...

Video Games' Oldest, Still-Standing Record Was Set 30 Years Ago Today
Kotaku
Video Games' Oldest, Still-Standing Record Was Set 30 Years Ago Today Many video game records are thought to be extremely difficult, if not theoretically impossible to beat. There's one out there that may in fact be physically impossible to surpass. It ...

In defence of the video game and its generation
This is Grimsby
Many today feel that video games are evil and do nothing but steal the time and money from young generations. For me, a video game enthusiast with a lifelong passion for video games, I feel that this is not the case. Specific genres of video games can ...

Fighting Video Games | What Should be Included in the Next Boxing Release
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The fact of the matter is not every gamer wants to have the tactical boxing match that could go 12 rounds easily.Some want to slug it out, and that's it.The best way to accommodate both sets of boxing video game fans is to provide an arcade and ...

PAX welcomes 70000 gamers (and dancing Stormtroopers) home
NBCNews.com
... to celebrate gaming in all its forms. It's here that video game companies large and small show off their latest projects, giving gamers a chance to get their hands on forthcoming titles months and sometimes years ahead of their launch. ... "PAX is ...

It's mostly fun and games for South Side company
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
So, here's the thing, said Jesse Schell, 42, founder of the eponymous South Side video gamecompany. The old space, a few blocks down East Carson, had these enormous skylights. The streaming daylight wreaked havoc with glare on computer monitors, ...

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes gameplay video released, prologue to MGS 5
Examiner.com
Konami released a full 10 minute gameplay video of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes from PAX Prime on Saturday while also confirming details on where it fits in the series and who gamers will play as. First clue: old Snake is back. Metal Gear Solid ...

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10 insane Japanese video game commercials (NSFW) | VentureBeat
By Samir Torres
Japan has produced some of the best video games ever. It also creates weird, ... Check out crazy TV commercials for games like Super Mario Bros. ... 1 day ago HitPoint Studios unveils Adera game for Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface tablets ...
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'Transformers' game a sensory blast
USA TODAY
By Marc Saltzman, Special for USA TODAY. Updated. Comments. If you thought Disneyland was sensory overload, wait until you boot up Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, a new video game for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC.

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When will major video game developer's embrace android products ...
I'm honestly surprised that there is'nt much going on with gaming on all of the android products on the market. With the millions of phones and tablets currently in ...
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Video Game Quick Hits 8/31/12
Big Shiny Robot!
In the world of video games the blockbuster titles are starting to roll out for the busy holiday season. Before you know it you'll be stuffing turkey and buying presents. Sony is opening the Fall season with a deluge of retro gaming to get you ...

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EA to Launch JetSet Secrets on FB - Analyst Blog
NASDAQ
Video game developer and publisher, Electronic Arts Inc. ( EA ) recently announced a new game called JetSet Secrets for the Facebook ( FB ) platform. The new title promises adventure as gamers play the role of detectives, who travel worldwide to ...
A History of Whimpers: Infamous endings throughout video game history
Joystiq
What Mass Effect 3's original ending did was continue the video game industry's infamous tradition of unsatisfactory or controversial conclusions. Maybe this trip down memory lane will help you remember that, as annoying as ME3's initial use of traffic ...

Franz Kafka Now Has His Own Video Game
Side Mission (blog)
An indie developer who gave the game treatment to William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" plans to do the same with the works of Franz Kafka for The Franz KafkaVideogame. Developer mif2000 told Adventure Gamers that his digital take on the deeply dark works ...

Side Mission (blog)

Software developer Ben Frost from Egleton creates new zombie video game
Rutland Times
Ben Frost, 25, from Egleton, runs Fresh Touch Media and has recently completed work on The Zombie Games. The game is designed for mobile phones and tablets and combines shooting and survival elements. It is based in a sports stadium where a zombie ...

Happy Birthday 'Street Fighter', Classic Video Game Turns 25
BallerStatus.com
Happy Birthday 'Street Fighter', Classic Video Game Turns 25. By Jay Casteel ⋅ Published 08/31/12. Ryu from Street Fighter. Iconic arcade fighting title, Street Fighter, turned 25 on Thursday (August 30), and developer Capcom is gearing up for the ...

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City of Heroes shutting down servers
Examiner.com
These developers are some of the most creative and talented people in thegaming industry. By now, we've all been given this news internally, but to anyone who may be reading this message after the fact; know that your hard work and dedication has not ...

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Top 5 Reasons Most Video Game Movies Flop
Geek Smash
But let's revisit a few movie adaptations of our favorite video games. Tomb Raider, Resident Evil, Mortal Kombat, there's one for every gamer. Unlike movies, made to tell a story, video games aren't always made for that purpose. While Mass Effect has ...

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Windows 8: First round of games
Examiner.com
Windows 8 is coming to computers and mobile devices very soon, and for those who will have one or are going to get one, you might want to listen up to get the info on all of the first round of games you will have the chance to play. According to a ...

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Skylanders Giants: Toys paired with gaming equals success
Examiner.com
He said he believes part of the success, the game has seen, is the result of a great idea, which is bringing toys to life in a video game. "I think it definitely got us noticed, but both the toys and the game needed to be at a certain quality level ...

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Game on: Thousands of video gamers in Seattle for PAX convention
KING5.com
For three days, hundreds of video game producers are showing off their latest creations to a huge group of consumers. ... “The gaming universe is everywhere,” said Grace, “We've got a generation of people now where there's always been gaming for them.” ...

I'm Just Not A Very Good Video Game Fan
PSX Extreme
Not that I have anything against them at all, but people who dress up as their favorite video game (or movie) characters just sort of make me...uncomfortable. I'm sorry, but it creeps me out, ... I don't read books based on video games. I don't follow ...

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Old school video games take on the new school in short film
The Sun
THE 'old school versus new school games' argument is about to settled once and for all in this Avengers Assembled-inspired short film from Youtube regular freddiew, a regular purveyor ofvideo game parody clips. After witnessing a swarm of classic ...

Guild Wars 2 digital sales suspended
Examiner.com
Bayer said the sale of the game on buy.guildwars2.com has been suspended immediately but other means of purchasing the game from retailers are still available. "To be clear, box and digital sales are still available via our retail partners. "We are ...

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Gamers get a lightweight laptop with real muscle
NBCNews.com
Razer (the gaming peripheral company that brought us the Star Wars keyboard -- see videobelow) has set out to change that. Earlier this year it launched the Razer Blade, a dedicatedgaming ... "The one thing that we heard from gamers is that they ...

EA Sports To Include Female Hockey Players In NHL 13 Video Game
ThinkProgress
EA Sports, the video game magnate behind successful franchises like Madden NFL Football and other sports games, announced this week that it will for the first time include international female hockey stars in NHL 13, the newest version of its National ...

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University of Michigan's Computer and Video Game Archive houses ...
By Alexis Santos
Slashdot caught up with Engineering Librarian and Video Game Archivist Dave Carter and took a look inside the repository, which has curated around 35 classic and current-gen platforms and more than 3,000 different games. Having "one of ...
Engadget

They let someone play video games on the JerryTron? Man ...
By Spencer Hall
They let someone play video games on the JerryTron? Man, everyone truly is a winner, except for the terrified security people who have to watch Jerry Jones watching his homemade erotic films on the JerryTron. You should be shuddering ...
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Super TIME Force May Have Just Released The Perfect Video Game
It has everything. Gameplay footage from one of the slickest looking games in the pipeline (and it's from the guys behind Sword & Sworcery). A Saturday morning ...
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Top 5 Reasons Most Video Game Movies Flop
Geek Smash
But let's revisit a few movie adaptations of our favorite video games. Tomb Raider, Resident Evil, Mortal Kombat, there's one for every gamer. Unlike movies, made to tell a story, video games aren't always made for that purpose. While Mass Effect has ...

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