Looking For Something to Play?

Looking For Something to Play?

Gregory Han
Nov 16, 2011

Just as I'm debating whether to jump down the rabbit hole known as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for my possible "one video game a year purchase" (okay, occasionally two), I see this fascinating short documentary about video games as a storytelling medium. If you've got a 10 minute break, I highly recommend this diversion of what makes games and gamers tick...

Video games are more important than they seem. They are a storytelling medium, a place for self-expression. The age-old tradition of gaming teaches us strategy, maneuvering, and the importance of making choices. From the cinematic experiences of mainstream gaming, to the hyper-personal environments of indie games, gaming activity defines the way we live and interact with information, and each other.

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