Matthew Schanuel's Blog
Matthew Schanuel writes for The Ontological Geek with most of his free time. Freelancer.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution consciously draws on two opposed myths - the Icarus myth and the Adam and Eve myth - to examine whether transhumanism will generate a Fall or a Rise.
Physical terrain seems more “real,” and indeed does appeal to more senses than virtual terrain is currently capable of, yet both are encountered and become meaningful by virtue of their interaction with the human mind.
There is a concept, though only dimly expressed in Western criticism, of “negative” space. If games have an analogue to the blank canvas, it is this: the wish of a player to assume a body (or if not a body, some tool or mechanism for interaction) and act.