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Sex, Lies and Video Games

Publié le 1 avril, 2008 | Pas de commentaires
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Sex, Lies and Video Games

The video game is decades old and rivals film and music in revenues, yet mainstream reporting on the medium remains sensationalistic and largely uninformed. While Europe and Asia are getting wise to the diversity of this “tenth art,” North American portrayals lag far behind. Why is this the case? Elias Parra Cardenas, Cutesy Monster, 2005 […]

Repressing the Potential of the Video Game

Publié le 1 septembre, 2007 | Pas de commentaires
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Repressing the Potential of the Video Game

Despite their explosive commercial and popular success, video games continue to be limited in their ability to convey messages outside of their purposes of entertainment. This essay looks at the example of the game Super Columbine Massacre RPG (SCMRPG) and explores what its rejection from an independent games festival means for the potential of the […]