I am constantly trying to sell video gaming as a valid form of art (more so even than the torrid durge of rubbish that is shown night after night on TV all over the world), but I still feel that people are not open to this concept.
Video gaming offers a whole new experience now than it did ten years ago. The player now does not so much play a game as become immersed in a world that they can save (or ruin) and develop feelings towards characters that easily match up with those found in movies or in television programmes. Yes, they are to a large extent anti-social and they do take up a fair amount of time, but I still don’t understand why it is considered somewhat devient for an adult to have gaming as a primary hobby but “normal” to be enslaved by the nightly onslaught of tepid soap operas.
I will demonstrate the thoughtful approach that modern gaming takes with a trailer for Gears of War 2, a violent, visceral action game. Something which may be considered to be beyond a sentimental reproach has suddenly become poignant and moving. Who’d have thought?