Gary says, "Videogame. It’s a term we hear bandied about every day, yet seldom do we think about its relevance. In recent years, we’ve seen the release of several titles that have challenged our definitions of what we consider to be a ‘game’."
Even after reading this, they are still Video Games. That does not mean they cannot be masterful in their own right. Video Games today can be very moving, and stir emotions in us, sometimes better than a film can, because we are invested more in a game. Who can forget Mass Effect 3's ending. Many of us were very torn, and emotionally upset.
Every game is a 'videogame' by definition and technical sense, but titles such as Journey tend to be more artistically driven than anything else. At its core, it's a game, but its purpose is more than that. Even by definition, games like Call of Duty are artistic because they used elements of art to create the product. But, I'm more likely to say Call of Duty is a distinct 'videogame' than Journey. Even though in all reality, they're both video games and pieces of art. It's important to remember not all art is amazing.
Don't try renaming "videogames" into something so highfalutin/pompous. Videogames is as simple as it gets. Whether it's solitaire, tetris or high art as Journey they are videogames by definition.
No. A video game is a video game. Doesn't mean it can't be more than that. Doesn't mean anything, except that it's a video game. Stop trying to create debates and arguments and conflicts where there are none.
It is an outdated term. Not every piece of interactive electronic entertainment can really be called a game, and labeleling them as such probably holds things back. But this isn't a new idea. When CD-roms exploded in the 90s some companies would downplay the idea of games and promote things like "Interactive entertainment". Even back in the 1980s, "Electronic Games" magazine renamed itself "Computer Entertainment" to try to save itself after the crash
This article is pointless. "The Last of Us is not a video game" WTF?
name/rename it all you want, its still a toy
Interactive entertainment... nah too long. Video games sounds better.
I agree. Clearly we're playing interactive TV entertainment simulations. FOH
The term video game and gamer are outdated. Their needs to be another term. How bout we start calling games virtual simulators (or is that taken already?) and change gamer to virtual simulator technician?
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