Why It's Hard To Make Today's Games Funny

Kotaku writes: "Video games have been generating laughter since the days of text-based adventures. Can today's more complicated titles keep up with the comedy of their beloved point-and-click ancestors?

Comedy isn't easy, especially in the medium of the video game. Injecting humor is more than simply having a character say something funny. It takes precise timing, a certain amount of skill, and a strong knowledge of your audience."

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Jorrel563393d ago

Brutal Legend hopefully lives up to the hype of being funny

Ziriux3393d ago

I don't know, I sure hope so. It's been a long time since I've seen a funny game around here.

Blaze9293392d ago

Uncharted had me laughing. I'm sure Uncharted 2 will as well.

Elven63393d ago

Surprisingly, this article makes sense!

Ziriux3393d ago


I think that Seth McFarlene needs to write for video games that want to aim to be funny. I mean Family Guy type of comedy would kill in a video game.

Cajun Chicken3393d ago

Popular culture wise, yes. But in games, popular culture is probably better to be left out, really, you need original standard wit, irony and slapstick. Not just random jabs at things which already exist. Just watch down the line, Family Guy is in danger of becoming outdated and unfunny in about a decade because of the jokes just being based on popular culture at the time.

I do like Family Guy, but there's a time and a place for that type of humour, videogames, I don't think are suited for it.

UnSelf3392d ago

@Cajun, sadly ima have to disagree. I know every family guy episode like the back of my hand and South Park has been getting away with wat you talk about for damn near a decade. So if SP is still goin strong, then fam guy is goin to last eons.

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