TitanReviews Writes: In case you didn't notice, people who don't even play video games are sitting next to you on your couch and watching you play. Kinda cool isn't it? Is this the future of "social gaming"?
Television will never be supplanted. Gaming is active entertainment, TV is passive entertainment. There's not really any competition to be had. Though most of us are too young to remember, myself included, people said the same crap about TV destroying the movie industry, and about BOTH the TV and movie industry killing the publishing industry. Hell, even today the publishing industry as it was has been "destroyed" by the Internet--only to reinvent itself by way of eBooks, digital magazines, etc., etc. Much the same way that TV has been forced to change w/ digital distribution, streaming, etc. Games won't supplant Television. At best, they'll force TV to change. And given the current state of mainstream (read: American) television programming... I don't think anyone can see that as anything BUT a good thing.
Books are going as strong as ever...........
books can be the most rewarding entertainment to this day. nothing will overtake anything. everything will just evolve
Shouldn't this be called the "Heavy Rain" effect? In my opinion it should.
Disagree, not about the "passive" experience though. TV isn't the best way to get that for long. There's nothing TV can do, that can't be done better by an internet service. I think a merger of tv/monitors/computer/consoles will negate any "supplanting" effect because it can all be done with the same device, running different services or using special peripherals such as a custom netflix remote control.
Video games supplanted the boob tube for me years ago. Netflix is how I get my television, and that is only when I am not gaming.
LA noire has game ranking averages of less than 90 for all platforms. Its a good game. But please........let the hype end
A review is a persons opinion not fact. Its a fantastic game and deserved the hype, shame about the ending though.
My mom used to get invested in my playthrough of Tenchu and Metal Gear Solid. But it always went off when Oprah came on. The appeal of games is interactivity. The appeal of TV is not. We've tried to blend the two and it leads nowhere interesting. TV is here to stay and so are games.
"...including women who typically don't like to see grown men playing video games for some reason." lol, it's funny because it's true.
"I think my little brother plays that" *bonerkill*
My sisters (two older and, later on, one younger) always did this with me when I was younger. They would sit around and watch as I played these games and beat them in record time. They also tried their hand at a few, especially the NES and SNES games. Their favourite games were: NES MC Kids (seriously, this game was f*cking awesome) Mario Bros./Duck Hunt Disney's Magic Kingdom (this was also awesome) SNES Super Mario Bros.3/World (the cartridge with Bros. 1/2/3/World/The Lost Levels on it) Donkey Kong Country 2/3 (missed the first one) Playstation 1 Crash Bandicoot 2/3 (missed the first one) Spyro the Dragon 1/2/3 Tomb Raider Xbox Halo 1/2 (mainly my little sis, my older sisters moved away to college by this) Keep in mind that this definitely wasn't my entire library of games, but also that my parents, up until I got an xbox, controlled all game purchases and really only bought me popular games that they knew. That's why, even though I only have a 360 at present, I want a PS3 and Wii, because I realised a few years ago just how much I missed out on. I still only have a 360 because I'm not exactly burdened with piles of disposable income and neither is anyone else in my family. sorry for the long post.
I caught my sister watching me play LA Noire. When I looked at her she acted like she wasnt watching lol
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