GameZone's Dan Liebman writes, "On its own, television doesn’t offer much, but pop in interactive entertainment and the medium starts to live up to its potential..."
Interesting read :)
I like the bit about dragonfly legs and sniping. I remember when the first semi-affordable HDTVs were hitting the market and I had a mean Socom obsession. I was hit with an impossible headshot from a standard assault rifle and cried into the mic, "How!? You're a single pixel on my screen!" He replied, "Standard-def I take it? I just got my new Plasma. You're like two inches tall over here."
LIES! I don't know about you, but I still think that TV/movies tend to have better stories than games...I mean I love my games and all....but video game producers have yet to beat character development in tv, books, anime or film. Which is probably I play visual novels >>...they're games that actually tend to have solid stories. Take Heavy Rain for example. If we were to base the story on the fact that it was just a video game, then yes, it's very good. However, adapt that story into a film and you have your generic psychological thriller.
Yeah, videogames still have long ways to go in the story department
On average? Or the best from each medium? Xenogears has a story better than 99% of all animes, and its inspired by animes. Not to mention the music and everything else in the game. All the themes the game touches on, the human condition, etc. Metal Gear's story is MUCH better and more meaningful than any James Bond movie. The cutscenes triumph over any action movies I can think of. Final Fantasy > Avatar Etc. But I'm still waiting for an awesome game that only needs dialogue and character development. Think Inglorious Basterds but video game instead.
Interesting read. I'm alreayd more player than viewer. I don't have cable. What shows and movies I do watch, I watch through Netflix and Hulu on the Xbox. Most of my time in front of a TV is spent playing video games.
It is taking over my tv watching as well
I watch more movies through Netflix on my 360 than I watch television shows nowadays.
Pretty much everyone I know watches TV more than they play video games.
You haven't met me apparently. >_>
"Television was a marvelous invention a century ago, and it still has its place today" Are you serious? You make it sound like no one watches TV anymore, and the ONLY reason people still buy TVs is to play video games on. Pretty mindless article...
Hulu pretty much makes TV absolute for me.
tv has truly become an "idiot box" in terms of programming. if you find anything entertaining on network television you've probably got shit between your ears. the choice between dancing with the queers, american idiot and something like dexter or breaking bad is not a hard one if you have a brain. tv is my game playing, blu-ray watching and strangers with candy streaming machine.
Does anyone here watch television? I don't because i am sick of the adverts and i can watch my favourite shows and movies online
i do. HD sports ;)
Hmm. I don't think gaming will ever be a genuine threat to TV insofar as viewing hours are concerned. For the most part, people are lazy when it comes to seeking entertainment, and TV will always be an easy passive experience. Look at the complaints regarding something as simply as putting on 3D glasses! There's far too much physical and mental effort involved in playing games -- and that effort is only getting more intense since the arrival of Wii and the advent of Natal and Move. More people may dabble through curiosity as gaming becomes increasingly mainstream and accessible via the casual market, but 'proper' gamers will always be something of a minority and 'proper' gaming will always be marginalised. imho.
I would hardly turn on my TV if it was not my PC screen as well as my gaming monitor.
Im certainly more gamer than viewer, but I don´t see the two as mutually exclusive: a story is always better told the more control given to the storyteller, so sometimes it is nice to see what happens when someone else makes the choices.
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