The Meaning Of Games… Awww, Why’d You Have To Ruin It?

Interactive computer games have taken over; they’re a huge hit, and academics have begun studying them for what they mean for the larger culture. “They’re a form of interactive storytelling. There’s performance involved when you play the game. And they obviously have powerful visual elements. I think some games are, frankly, very beautiful.” Some gamers, though, find the attention absurd. “It is a sensibility that strikes some in the game world as off the wall. Trying to strap meaning onto entertainment sometimes can be ridiculous.”