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Telling Your Story Despite the Gamers

Nightmare Mode gives a look at Tom Bissell's piece on L.A. Noire over on Grantland and finds it to be potentially disastrous. A discussion of games criticism, it focuses on the fact that Mr. Bissell flat out states that games cannot have proper narratives like HBO dramas or films in perhaps the first piece of games journalism many gamers will ever read. Its potential impact is discussed, as well as continuing a discussion about the role of the critic in the emergence of games from their niche status.

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