Will Video Games Become More Like Interactive Graphic Novels?

In Discussion by Chip Rossetti

By Chip Rossetti Today’s lead story discusses the first interactive, immersive graphic novel for the iPad, which combines elements of both video games (because the reader controls the pace of the story and can “peel back” the page to reveal historical documents and images as he or she goes) and graphic novels (because it walks the reader through an illustrated …

Video Game Storytelling: High Art or Artless?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka In today’s lead story Tom Bissell discusses the sophistication and stupidity of video game storytelling. He argues that is a sui generis medium, one that plays by and makes up its own rules and doesn’t need to adhere to the conventions of literary craft. What do you think? Is video game storytelling a high art, something all …

The Sophistication and Stupidity of Video Game Storytelling

In Digital by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka There’s been plenty of news coming out of this week’s E3 video game convention, not the least of which is that game designers will now be moving into 3D. Unfortunately, not matter how stunning and innovative a video game’s visuals get, much less effort seems to be going into the actual stories in the games themselves. “Other …