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Analysis: The Value of a Good Writer - 'Videogames are terrible at making statements'

Next-Gen.Biz writes: "How do games like Bioshock and Call of Duty 4 mold questions and a sense of wonderment into memorable stories? Developer James Portnow explains...

This column's supposed to be about things I hear discussed in the industry. Well there's very little I hear discussed as often as this: "what can our media do?"

The questions before us are these, "what kind of stories can we tell, what issues can we discuss, what ideas can we address," but when we talk about them they usually devolve down to a discussion of writing. So in today's column, I'll rant about my thoughts on how videogame writing ought to be done."

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Bolts3369d ago

Will this story run at 1080p and 60fps?

Tempist3369d ago

This is by far the poorest argument that video game stories are crap. Cites poor examples, and does not communicate his ideas effectively.

I give it a D- (please see me)