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Posted by Prash Nelson-Smythe on Tue, 30 Mar 2010 08:06:00 EDT in
For films to be truly successful they must learn from games. In this post I will examine the difference between film and games in terms of their emotional and intellectual impact on the user using my personal experiences as a guide.



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Comment In: [Feature - 11/19/2012 - 04:00]

The appeal of Tomb Raider ...

The appeal of Tomb Raider isn 't the Lara Croft character. It 's exploring varied and interesting environments, defeating its enemies and solving spatial puzzles in order to proceed. This seems too obvious and shallow a statement for the modern game industry. That is a fault of the modern game ...

Comment In: [News - 04/16/2012 - 05:40]

It 's amazing how often ...

It 's amazing how often games get this wrong. They usually try to introduce too many concepts at once and force you to a specific action at a specific time otherwise progress is blocked. r n r nAll you need is a short level per mechanic. The level should be ...

Comment In: [Feature - 03/28/2012 - 04:28]

This is a great illustration ...

This is a great illustration of how unknown even recent history can be. r n r nIt 's tempting to think that we have an accurately recorded or remembered sequence of events that constitute history but there is so much that is unobserved or forgotten. In many cases the collective ...

Comment In: [Blog - 02/22/2012 - 04:45]

Part of the reason for ...

Part of the reason for the reduction of mystery is surely the internet. In this information age, game secrets that would previously remain hidden to the masses for days, weeks, months are there for everyone to google on day one. This is sad but it is also a good thing, ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/16/2011 - 04:15]

Walker, I think difficulty is ...

Walker, I think difficulty is a completely separate issue. The difficulty of Dark Souls is over-emphasised I think. You die a lot, but that's true of most games. I like 2D mario. It's very accessible. It's also very difficult. The two don't always correlate.

Comment In: [Blog - 12/10/2011 - 01:40]

It makes sense because meat ...

It makes sense because meat is very nourishing to humans and wheat is bad for health though it will provide energy . Ideally the cow would be eating grass, not wheat, but we can let that one slide. I believe it's a myth that it's necessarily more efficient to eat ...