Tag Archives: video games

In the Face of Gaming, Hollywood Lives

Much is made of the fact that the game industry as a whole pulls in more money than the film industry as a whole. This is sometimes taken as evidence that gaming is set to eclipse film (and even television) … Continue reading

Posted in Popular culture | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Video Games Don’t Need to Grow Up

“Video games need to grow up.” How many times have we heard that phrase? There’s always some group of cultural critics who wants video gaming to “engage the culture” or “embrace its potential” or some other thing. If only they’d … Continue reading

Posted in Gaming | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Games Are Easier Today, and That’s Fine

Once upon a time, video games were difficult. Many had to be finished in one sitting, or you had to remember many passwords. Tutorials were rare — that’s what manuals were for. The games themselves were quite difficult to clear, … Continue reading

Posted in Gaming | Tagged | Leave a comment