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Friday, November 27, 2009
When i first heard about this game, i thought that the boys were being boys, and yes a bit stereotypical by thinking that this was just one of those killing games that guys are obsessed over. But i have to admit, its actually very interesting how the makers of this game made it feel soooo real, how it seemed as if you were inside this film. Even if it was pretty violent, and maybe at times a little tasteless in my perspective, you still couldn't take your eyes off the screen. It was as if you were inside an action film. Not only did it have great action and graphics, the storyline was pretty awesome too.. The great thing about this game, is that it keeps you emotionally involved, something that i couldn't really say about previous games played in class. It keeps you intrigued through out the entire game, because of its realism. Also, i liked how the storyline would take you to past and tell you the story of how and why things were happening the way it was; which also gave that film like vibe. I have to say if I had the console for this game i would definitely buy it for myself.
In this article Dr. Jenkins argues on the stereotypical views of video games, being a past time for boys, and the expanding industry that is becoming an art form. The article also makes an interesting comparison to film, where video game fans or as mesmerized by the games and the characters as audiences are in a film with its story and actors. Also, like in film, music sets a mood, which is now heavily used in games as well. These details really caught my attention, because its stating an emotional involvement within games, which would explain why one would get mad when the character we're playing dies or gets hurt, we continue to play until we win. Now I personally think that if a film triggers the emotion and imagination, and it is considered to be an art form for these reasons and much more, why can video games not be considered an art. I think that video games are an art. For one, without a doubt it triggers the imagination and the emotional aspect --to a extent. Like film, with the new technologies of today, video games are graphically enhanced, making it simply captivating; all because it isn't a painting or statue, it doesn't mean that it isn't art, it is digital art. Art is often what we make of it, what we experience through it, and what provokes our imaginations. Therefore video games is an art of this era, which not only does it interest boys but girls, and many adults alike.