It’s the age old question: “Are video games art?” Some (e.g. Robert Ebert, at least before they occasionally retract their position) say no, others (i.e. the rest of the free world) argue in favor. Either way, it seems something of a silly debate to be having in 2010, after moving experiences from Ico, Passage and Shadow of the Colossus on up to modern-day masterpieces like Braid, BioShock and Heavy Rain have clearly proven the medium’s...read more
Posts Tagged "Indie Games"
From social games to digitally-distributed offerings, indie titles, downloadable content (DLC) and free-to-play online games that run in your Web browser, all have one thing in common. Despite being some of the most innovative concepts in gaming today, and oftentimes boasting fan bases that far dwarf those of traditional video game titles (see: Zynga’s FarmVille, which has roughly 6X as many players as World of Warcraft), all were shockingly downplayed at...read more
Maybe it’s some sort of social Rorschach test, but every time I meet someone who shares an interest in interactive entertainment, they always seem to ask: Which games are you currently playing? If I’m feeling sporting, the answer is simple: An eclectic mix of titles like Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes, Heavy Rain, Puzzle Quest 2, Burn Zombie Burn and Tales of Monkey Island. If I’m feeling blunter, though, frankly, I’ll be more honest… Games such as...read more