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Smithsonian Exhibit: The Art of Video Games

Posted by on Mar 19, 2012 in Anecdotes | 0 comments

Video Games have made it to the national art scene with a new exhibit at the Smithsonian, but does it further the cause of video games as an artistic medium?

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Are Video Games an Art Form?

Posted by on Aug 30, 2011 in The Controller and The Lamp | 3 comments

That’s no simple question to answer, and in order to answer that, Nazifpour has no choice but to discuss the whole nature of art at first.

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The Hall of Shame: Worst Movies Based on Video Games

Posted by on Aug 23, 2011 in The Controller and The Lamp | 0 comments

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Could the MGS Series Make a Good Movie?

Posted by on Aug 16, 2011 in The Controller and The Lamp | 0 comments

In this article Nazifpour talks about another game which has been repeatedly called a “movie”, and that’s the Metal Gear Solid series. There are many reasons to say that; but he’s going to prove in this article that this too is a mistake; and the games are great only when they are interpreted as video games and not movies.

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Could Heavy Rain Make a Good Movie?

Posted by on Aug 9, 2011 in The Controller and The Lamp | 0 comments

Heavy Rain has been called an interactive movie, but it is indeed a video game, a great example of what’s unique about video games as a mediums.

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