Time Magazine released their top 10 games of 2008 awards, but what should have been an celebration for games has actually turned into a backhanded compliment. Gameplayer reports...
This guy seems to be spazzing out about nothing. It's a magazine for old people, name 1 person under 20 with a time subscription... I dare you. Miscategorizing and placing games based on sales numbers and trace information is how old people journalism works. Sad but true.
But Time should be trendsetter. They should be the ones informing these old people about how far gaming has come. By doing this they have merely furthered the idea that gaming is just a kids thing and little more than a toy.
Alert the internets!
"Time should be trendsetter. They should be the ones informing these old people about how far gaming has come." People who actually read Time might tell you that it regularly has features in its Arts section wherein they detail and review works that readers should be aware of, and that these have in the past featured videogames alongside critically acclaimed books, music albums, shows, plays, and films.
Actually... I have been getting time since i left for college. I like the magazine, and asked my parents to give it to me as a "going away" present. I'm now nearing 30 and still get the magazine, but I have liked it for some time :)
gameplayer is about as credible as SONY responding to ther npd numbers
...then again, I'd take a homeless man's word over Kotaku's...
Are a joke. All they do is reprint other people's stories and then take the credit. Bottom of the barrel filth... alongside pay for reveiws places like GameSpot and I'll change my review if it annoys someone important IGN. Anyone how is this relevant. Time Magazine did what they did - it is not up for debate whether they did it or not.
I ask that because there is no person I know OVER the age of 18 that displays your high level of extreme fanboyism. You bring it to every thread you go to. Pathetic would be an understatement. Can't you be a pal and go back to the open zone. It was made for YOUR kind.
Pretty pathetic you waste your time this way.
sonyfanboy websites are going crazy they trying their best to spin spin watch an article about ms is doomed in 09 or sony won 08.
Please. Its time magazine. Why is a gamer reading it for gaming purposes anyway? Its for a totally different crowd.
lol try and read this thread from the IGN forums, hilarous http://boards.ign.com/killz...
Yeah, I don't know why this guy's whining. Sure, games could fall under art, but the do fall under technology as well. So, it's not like they were improperly categorized or anything. He's just whining for hits.
Wait, the issue is that Time magazine categorized the list as "Business, Tech, or Sport"? That's it? Is "Business, Tech, or Sport" some kind of Australian insult that's lost on my seppo ears or something? "In the meantime, at least we know that Time Magazine, for all its prestige, is actually behind the times." Yeah, especially compared with all those *other* legitimate mainstream news publications that actually give attention period to videogames beyond "They're destroying our youth!" You know, like... uh... Uh... ...
to figure out what this guy is whining about any one care to fill me in???
it is about something bigger than yourself. The way the industry is perceived by people outside of it. It is about getting recognition for everything that we have achieved. It is about Time Magazine treating us like the second class citizens of the entertainment world when we actually lead it. Sorry, but I am really dissapointed by this. I know it is small, but to the broader world Time is pretty influential and it is a shame that are leading this old mentality.
"We’ve watched as gaming has grown to become the biggest economic force in entertainment." and @oysters "...second class citizens of the entertainment world when we actually lead it." I'm not sure here, but I would say the biggest economic force in entertainment would be movies. If you include money generated from the box office I think it's larger economic force than gaming. I could be wrong, so if someone knows otherwise please correct me.
@Voice_of_Reason You're right, Movies is still the biggest. http://www.the-numbers.com/... Titantic $1.8 Billion... Jesus...
Who cares, its not like we're going to actually read the article from the magazine. Its doing it for attention and sales.
Overreacting. I don't agree with the top ten itself, but why aren't we applauding Time for even considering a controversial game like GTA IV for top spot? That's a pretty long way from inspiring teen crime sprees like other mags would tell it. Here we have a respected mag trumpeting the relevance of gaming in our culture and what does this guy do? Have a meltdown because of the category.
I still can't figure out what crawled up this self-rightous douche's corn hole. I didn't find a single reason in the article to necessitate the pic of the middle finger on the cover. Get this author back on his meds.
once im done playing fallout 3 ill get out my g.i. joes and transformers and start bashing them together while i make crashing sounds now thats real fun...
This is Time Magazine. Of course they are going to pick GTA4. I don't agree with it personally but it's not that bad of a choice. Better than Xplay and their Fable 2 pick and they are actually supposed to know what they are talking about.
You know what's more interesting than this article? Anything!
To be fair, your comment wasn't more interesting so there's at least one thing that this article is more interesting than.
First off, that's an incredibly inane thing to whine about. Have you read any newspapers or non-gaming/entertainment magazines, whoever it was that wrote this article? A vast majority of mainstream and non-topical publications put gaming related stories under tech. It's not that big of a deal. Second, if you're going to split an article into two extremely short pages to get the most pageviews, at least throw some pictures in to make it look less obvious.
This article makes no sense. I think this guy just wanted hits on his site.
nobody cares about bots opinions, since they are just worthless maggots with a toaster.
I've been toying with the idea for a while but this seals the deal. I will never bother reading another pointless article on gameplayer.au. Absolutely dreadful site, article after article of hacks babbling along making little to no sense.
Sorry, but that rag is pathetic and it has been at least ten years since I read one of them.
I'm 19, but there is nothing wrong with reading in-depth coverage about current events. I also have a subscription to the Economist and GQ thanks to my father.
This is so unbelievably insignificant that I can't believe this has even been posted. This might matter if video games were a bunch of children and they were strong lads that were the epitome of boyhood manliness and Time made the list of the top 10 video games in the girly-girl category. These boys would be enraged at being labeled as those cootie-machines. Then we might have an article. But probably only if the boys set Time's offices on fire.
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