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Submitted by Gekko 629d ago | opinion piece

Nine Signs That Video Games Grew Up a Bit in 2012

Evan Narcisse:

We hear all the time that video games are a young medium, that they've still got so much untapped potential to wow us in unique and meaningful ways. And while it may seem like it's been just another 12 months of sequels, remakes and disappointment, there have been signs that video games are maturing. Some of those baby teeth are shaking loose.
Video games probably made more people than ever cry this year, for whatever that's worth. Experiences like Journey made players connect with each other in memorably profound ways. Meanwhile, Thomas Was Alone drew on nostalgia, great platform puzzle mechanics and retro styling to comment on what it means to make something. Thomas wasn't alone in that regard, either. Titles as varied as Dear Esther, Little Inferno and The Unfinished Swan offered their own little windows into human nature.

So, yes, there may still be a few pimples on video games' collective face. But the games and events below are evidence that its voice i... (Anna Anthropy, Assassin's Creed III, Industry, Journey, Miiverse, Papa & Yo, PC, PS3, Spec Ops: The Line, Wii U, Wreck-It-Ralph, Xbox 360)

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