Oct 28, 2011

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PBS Mini Documentary Highlights Games As Art

PBS Mini Documentary Highlights Games As Art

I don’t want to even get into the “Games as Art” debate, but I stumbled upon this very short (approximately seven minutes) documentary PBS put together, which features some folks from the industry talking about games and what they can mean and how they are a form of expression. It’s definitely worth watching, and something you might want to show some of your non-gamer friends or family to get them thinking your favorite hobby isn’t “stupid” or “meaningless” after all.

From the Youtube description:

Video games are important. They are a storytelling medium, a place for self-expression, a sandbox for the human imagination, and an extension of an ages old tradition of gaming. We play out some of the most essential aspects of our culture in games, and we learn more about ourselves and the world around us in the process. From the powerful cinematic experiences of mainstream gaming, to the hyper-personal environments of indie games, we are in the midst of an explosion of gaming activity that, as some predict, will continue to define the way we live and interact with information, and each other, far into the future.

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[Source: YouTube, via Kotaku]