Tag: Miscellany

In Defence of… Changing Things

Given my interests and line of work (i.e. the fact that I am a massive nerd), you probably won’t be surprised to know that a large number of my friends were the sort of people took great delight in pointing out (and complaining about) every little detail that was changed from the books to make┬áthe Harry Potter movies. Many of these are the same┬ápeople who are now among the armies of angry monkeys kicking off after EVERY SINGLE EPISODE of Game Of Thrones.

But, what you might be surprised to learn is that I am not one of these people. Far from it, in fact…


Video Games as a Storytelling Medium

I wanted to take a break from my usual ranting to talk about something quite close to my heart. As part of the argument that games are (or at least can be) art, I’d like to look at something that I find particularly interesting: storytelling. In particular I want to try and explain why video games have the potential to be the greatest storytelling medium of them all…