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Comment In: [Blog - 01/06/2012 - 02:16]

Another suggestion: The story is ...

Another suggestion: The story is either explicit stories, implicit stories, or a hybrid. So, take a game like dwarf fortress. The story is implicit, that is, it is implied to exist, but its characters, arc, etc. are not established by the game itself, rather, by the outcome of play. The ...

Comment In: [Blog - 06/15/2011 - 05:04]

I humbly disagree that games ...

I humbly disagree that games are all about a written story - in fact, many of the most compelling games stories are implied Missile Command is an absolutely terrifying technohorror game or are derived from the act of play itself Go or Chess in classic terms, or in more recent ...

Comment In: [News - 05/10/2010 - 03:24]

I posted an article about ...

I posted an article about religion and games previously in my own blog, but trying to tackle it from a different perspective the malleability of narrative to suit interactive needs, which, in my opinion, strikes at the heart of game story . An under served aspect of games when it ...

Comment In: [News - 03/10/2010 - 03:00]

Let me make sure I ...

Let me make sure I am following this: I need to purchase the hardware I need to pay a monthly fee to be able to purchase games I need a fairly beefy internet connection to run at HD levels I also need to pony up a substantial fee per title ...

Comment In: [Blog - 02/15/2010 - 09:03]

A couple of other things ...

A couple of other things to consider: You seem to be talking about games needing a more defined premise rather than a meaning. I say that because, the reason why those two books are so transcendent is that the meaning is very tightly interwoven with the premise of the story. ...

Comment In: [Blog - 02/15/2010 - 12:49]

Side Note: In First Blood ...

Side Note: In First Blood , only one death could be attributed to Rambo - he threw a rock at a helecopter, causing the sadistic cop leaning out the door to fall out when the pilot panicked. Every other deputy and even the sheriff survived the movie. Rambo actually points ...

Comment In: [Feature - 02/05/2010 - 04:25]

While the poem is filled ...

While the poem is filled with imagery that has defined many definitions of Hell since it was written, the poem features very little conflict beyond allegorical internal conflicts about the nature of man and his attempts to bypass sin. Not much in the literal document exists to hang a dramatic ...

Comment In: [Blog - 01/20/2010 - 06:49]

Thanks for the great comments, ...

Thanks for the great comments, everyone. In rerereading my post, it looks like I need to fire my copy editor :

Comment In: [Blog - 01/20/2010 - 05:10]

Interesting post You could have ...

Interesting post You could have the player become more emotionally involved by completely eschewing the Main Character in favor for the Player Character. Half Life 2 did this while you have a name, Gordon Freeman, you are silent. You have implied relationships with some NPCs, such as Eli and Kleiner. ...

Comment In: [Blog - 01/17/2010 - 10:07]

There is rocket jumping in ...

There is rocket jumping in TF2, that can be performed by either Soldiers or Demomen. In fact, in the latest round of achievements, there is an achievement for the Soldier to perform an extraordinary rocket jump, if memory serves. It should also be noted that the games you described are ...

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