Day: 27/11/2013

Heresy of the Week: Video games are catching up on film


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Heresy of the Week is a (mostly) weekly spot in which I entertain some of the unthinkable notions of geek-culture. The arguments I put forward are not always things I personally agree with, but often rhetorical devices designed to force myself (and maybe readers) out of the boxes which fan discussions can get caught in. But that aside, feel free to get yourselves worked up and your knickers in a twist if you really want to.

This week’s heresy:

For all of its admittedly nascent existence, video games has been considered the lesser cousin amongst entertainment media. Next to books, film and TV it has barely even been considered in the same bracket. But with recent experimental forays into the territory of real storytelling, video games seem ready to breakout and embrace their interactive and immersive entertainment birthright.

Read on…