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(Network World)   "Video games allow us to explore our dreams, our fears, our thoughts, our morals, and engage with each other in a way that no other medium allows."- Chris Melissinos, curator, 'The Art of Video Games' exhibit. Opens 3/16   (networkworld.com) divider line 85
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2012-03-16 09:24:52 AM  
And kill hookers. Don't forget about the hooker killing....
 
2012-03-16 09:37:36 AM  
www.kazak.com
 
2012-03-16 10:37:04 AM  
Rev.K, silence. The online gaming community is a beautiful pillar of high class society.
 
2012-03-16 12:43:24 PM  

Rev.K: [www.kazak.com image 499x321]


Yes, but unlike a gay pride parade, I can choose to mute all morons.

/Sure you could wear earplugs during a gay pride parade, but then you couldn't hear all the fabulous musical numbers
 
2012-03-16 01:36:11 PM  
Pac Man helped me explore my fear of ghosts but it also turned me into a compulsive eater.
 
2012-03-16 01:38:57 PM  
'The Art of Video Games' exhibit

static.oprah.com
DAMMIT NO!!!
 
2012-03-16 01:43:47 PM  

MmmBadEggs: 'The Art of Video Games' exhibit

[static.oprah.com image 300x205]
DAMMIT NO!!!


Yes, I do believe that the Smithsonian just gave him two middle fingers up.
 
2012-03-16 01:43:59 PM  
cdn.gs.uproxx.com

It's true, most mediums don't allow this much tea bagging. Aside from politics of course.
 
2012-03-16 01:46:18 PM  

MmmBadEggs: 'The Art of Video Games' exhibit

[static.oprah.com image 300x205]
DAMMIT NO!!!




That clown stopped being relevant to several entire generations after he made that rather ignorant comment.
 
2012-03-16 01:49:08 PM  

dehehn: [cdn.gs.uproxx.com image 592x333]

It's true, most mediums don't allow this much tea bagging. Aside from politics of course.


MmmBadEggs: 'The Art of Video Games' exhibit

[static.oprah.com image 300x205]
DAMMIT NO!!!



If video games are not a art, but film and television is, what is Red vs. Blue?
 
2012-03-16 01:51:14 PM  
Speaking of video games being art, Baldur's Gate 1 & 2 are being re-released with engine modernization (new window).
 
2012-03-16 01:51:17 PM  
The term has become completely meaningless. You can take a shiat in the woods and call it art these days.
 
kab
2012-03-16 01:52:21 PM  
"Video games allow us to explore our dreams, our fears, our thoughts, our morals, and engage with each other tell scrubs to L2P in a way that no other medium allows."
 
2012-03-16 01:52:39 PM  
I wish it was just a dream ... If only I'd have let Marauder Shields kill me before I limped into that beam.

i3.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-03-16 01:54:14 PM  
Playing Mass Effect 3 right now. The story was kind of cliche in the first two games (and it still is), but damn it, I genuinely feel for some of the characters.

Spoilers?

Take Kelly for example. She is, to me, the most "human" of all the acted characters; because I didn't return to the Citadel and talk with everyone like an OCD savant on meth after every gear check, she ended up dying this time around. That really hit home. I felt sick. The way it was presented was also gut-wrenching: There was no grand defiance or inspirational death pep-talk. She died in anything but a glorious fashion, and it was, as I'm led to believe, my fault. It was cruel. It felt real. Hell, would I not have been twenty hours in (the scanning mini-game this time around is tense-crazy-awesome, and I want the Reaper alert sound and music to be my ringtone), I'd have started over. When I go through my next playthrough (I have a feeling that my Renegade run is going to end poorly for all involved), you can bet your ass that I'm going to save her. It really is difficult to put the pain to words. The great thing is that I'm not alone in feeling that way. It's so strange that entertainment mediums can elicit the same emotion from individuals and bring them together.

Oh, but screw multiplayer. It's a middling Horde Mode, and you're forced to play it at least three times a day to keep up "Galactic Readiness." And day-one DLC? I'm happy I picked up the Collector's Edition, but I can understand the anger other gamers feel. Especially since the DLC squad member is so goddamned awesome.

I haven't felt like this about a game since Metal Gear Solid 3 all those years ago. I should really play that again.
 
2012-03-16 01:58:04 PM  
FTFQ: "Good Video games allow us to explore our dreams, our fears, our thoughts, our morals, and engage with each other in a way that no other medium allows."

FTFY

Bad video games just lead to damaged keyboards.

Also, that quote applies to single-player RPGs, adventure, and some strategy games a lot more than it does to multiplayer games (FPSs and strategy games both).
 
2012-03-16 02:00:56 PM  
i286.photobucket.com

/Lame.
 
2012-03-16 02:01:48 PM  
Um, games, storytelling, and roleplaying have been around literally the entirety of human history, random art dude. There's nothing about interacting through a TV set instead of hitting a drinking buddy with a foam sword that makes it particularly more special or magical.
 
2012-03-16 02:02:13 PM  

Seth'n'Spectrum: FTFQ: "Good Video games allow us to explore our dreams, our fears, our thoughts, our morals, and engage with each other in a way that no other medium allows."

FTFY

Bad video games just lead to damaged keyboards.

Also, that quote applies to single-player RPGs, adventure, and some strategy games a lot more than it does to multiplayer games (FPSs and strategy games both).


idk, my fear of being zerg-rushed has allowed me to explore my hatred of Korea.
 
2012-03-16 02:12:52 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Um, games, storytelling, and roleplaying have been around literally the entirety of human history, random art dude. There's nothing about interacting through a TV set instead of hitting a drinking buddy with a foam sword that makes it particularly more special or magical.


You missed the amazing Art of Paintball exhibit then. It was messy. When this one closes they're moving onto a display called The Evolution of Social Interactions in Live Action Role Playing games.

Since this is a video game thread I expect ME3 biatching, and since I haven't had time to play it, I'm out.
 
2012-03-16 02:13:25 PM  
This cat way overestimates many gamers. They want to shoot people in the face, or live in a zombie wasteland, or shoot monsters in the face. And by many gamers I mean me.
 
2012-03-16 02:15:14 PM  

mrmyxolodian: [i286.photobucket.com image 406x492]

/Lame.


farm6.static.flickr.com
Hey, that's MY bit!
 
2012-03-16 02:19:09 PM  
Anyone who says games can't be thought provoking or incite a strong emotional response aren't playing the right games.
 
2012-03-16 02:19:22 PM  

Cytokine Storm: Speaking of video games being art, Baldur's Gate 1 & 2 are being re-released with engine modernization (new window).


Hopefully they won't still be based on 2nd Edition.
 
2012-03-16 02:32:31 PM  

Lumbar Puncture: When this one closes they're moving onto a display called The Evolution of Social Interactions in Live Action Role Playing games.


That would be a short display, especially if it focuses on American LARPs. There is no social evolution there. Hell, grooming and social skills would be a step up for some.
 
2012-03-16 02:33:50 PM  

MoronLessOff: mrmyxolodian: [i286.photobucket.com image 406x492]

/Lame.

[farm6.static.flickr.com image 500x375]
Hey, that's MY bit!


www.classicville.co.uk

My bad. You're still cool though.
 
2012-03-16 02:45:53 PM  

Lumbar Puncture: Jim_Callahan: Um, games, storytelling, and roleplaying have been around literally the entirety of human history, random art dude. There's nothing about interacting through a TV set instead of hitting a drinking buddy with a foam sword that makes it particularly more special or magical.

You missed the amazing Art of Paintball exhibit then. It was messy. When this one closes they're moving onto a display called The Evolution of Social Interactions in Live Action Role Playing games.

Since this is a video game thread I expect ME3 biatching, and since I haven't had time to play it, I'm out.


ME3 is an awesome 3rd-person, squad-based shooter with a compelling storyline, great graphics, and somewhat heavy emotional investment stemming from the previous two games. It is also contains a conclusion that is both highly thought-provoking and completely unsatisfying. The nerd rage is deafening on this one.
 
2012-03-16 02:54:29 PM  

Mateorocks: ME3 is an awesome 3rd-person, squad-based shooter with a compelling storyline, great graphics, and somewhat heavy emotional investment stemming from the previous two games. It is also contains a conclusion that is both highly thought-provoking and completely unsatisfying. The nerd rage is deafening on this one.



If only...
 
2012-03-16 02:58:08 PM  

MorePeasPlease: Mateorocks: ME3 is an awesome 3rd-person, squad-based shooter with a compelling storyline, great graphics, and somewhat heavy emotional investment stemming from the previous two games. It is also contains a conclusion that is both highly thought-provoking and completely unsatisfying. The nerd rage is deafening on this one.


If only...


I meant thought provoking in the sense..."What were the writers thinking?"
 
2012-03-16 02:59:42 PM  

dehehn: [cdn.gs.uproxx.com image 592x333]

It's true, most mediums don't allow this much tea bagging. Aside from politics of course.


Hahahaha.......watched my son tea bag a dude in Black Ops last weekend. And then he put a bullet thru his skull.
 
2012-03-16 03:01:18 PM  

Mateorocks: MorePeasPlease: Mateorocks: ME3 is an awesome 3rd-person, squad-based shooter with a compelling storyline, great graphics, and somewhat heavy emotional investment stemming from the previous two games. It is also contains a conclusion that is both highly thought-provoking and completely unsatisfying. The nerd rage is deafening on this one.


If only...

I meant thought provoking in the sense..."What were the writers thinking?"


What a well written, beautiful game may look like:
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-03-16 03:06:12 PM  

Mateorocks: I meant thought provoking in the sense..."What were the writers thinking?"


Heh, yes it certainly served as provocation!
 
2012-03-16 03:08:10 PM  

ArtosRC: ake Kelly for example. She is, to me, the most "human" of all the acted characters; because I didn't return to the Citadel and talk with everyone like an OCD savant on meth after every gear check, she ended up dying this time around.


I think you have to tell her to change her name when you first meet her again. I saw the option, but didn't understand why that would be a good idea, until she got shot in the head later.

Also one of the more memorable characters for me. I really liked her in 2, but by the end you could see her becoming unhinged by the collector experience, and in 3 she's a complete headcase because of it. Her death being regarded so casually actually made me sit there for a couple minutes, and i think i felt what could be interpreted as pity for a video game sprite.
 
2012-03-16 03:13:37 PM  
dl.dropbox.com

/Sketchbook pro
/enhancing my sarcasm while on the go.
 
2012-03-16 03:15:38 PM  

Huck Chaser: Cytokine Storm: Speaking of video games being art, Baldur's Gate 1 & 2 are being re-released with engine modernization (new window).

Hopefully they won't still be based on 2nd Edition.


Yes, they will be. Second edition is fine. A hell of a lot better than 4th.

Existing characters and voices will be preserved, new characters are actually being added with voice work - which should be interesting.

I am MOST concerned with the game being updated to modern screen resolutions - 1080p and higher. I have a lot of games that are less than a decade old that don't run at higher resolutions.

Oh, and Tales of the Sword Coast will come with 1 and ToB will come with 2 - in case you were wondering.
 
2012-03-16 03:28:33 PM  
home.comcast.net
 
2012-03-16 03:30:06 PM  
Video games are where it's at. They are a branch to higher things. Either people envision it in a game, and then apply it to real life, or video game tech(Such as the Kinect) is all but ignored in regards to video games, but is widespread among people who can think outside the box. I would love my stepsons to go into video games as a career(Not playing them, designing them of course), but they don't seem interested in ANYthing other than playing the games.
 
2012-03-16 03:33:00 PM  
Making an art exhibit dedicated to video games is like making an art exhibit for Michael Bay and The Asylum movies.
 
2012-03-16 03:34:04 PM  

madgonad: Huck Chaser: Cytokine Storm: Speaking of video games being art, Baldur's Gate 1 & 2 are being re-released with engine modernization (new window).

Hopefully they won't still be based on 2nd Edition.

Yes, they will be. Second edition is fine. A hell of a lot better than 4th.


Sure it's fine, but it's also boring because it doesn't allow much character customization. It's also confusing, with THAC0 and negative ACs and such, but that's not much of a factor in a computer game, since the math is all done for you.

I've never played 4th Edition, though I've certainly heard the standard complaints. My group has moved on to Pathfinder, which I enthusiastically recommend.
 
2012-03-16 03:34:35 PM  

Cytokine Storm: Speaking of video games being art, Baldur's Gate 1 & 2 are being re-released with engine modernization (new window).


Wow, awesome! Nice, I've been worried about what will happen when I get to the eventual end of Skyrim. Hopefully this newer version of Baldur's will be as exciting as the first versions were when they came out, there's going to be some tough competition though. I DO like games with D&D rules though. It's probably the only REAL problem I have with Skyrim...

/This is making me all tingly
 
2012-03-16 03:35:03 PM  

way south: [dl.dropbox.com image 640x480]

/Sketchbook pro
/enhancing my sarcasm while on the go.


Mass Effect 3, what I got
images.ientrymail.com
 
2012-03-16 04:04:10 PM  

Huck Chaser: madgonad: Huck Chaser: Cytokine Storm: Speaking of video games being art, Baldur's Gate 1 & 2 are being re-released with engine modernization (new window).

Hopefully they won't still be based on 2nd Edition.

Yes, they will be. Second edition is fine. A hell of a lot better than 4th.

Sure it's fine, but it's also boring because it doesn't allow much character customization. It's also confusing, with THAC0 and negative ACs and such, but that's not much of a factor in a computer game, since the math is all done for you.

I've never played 4th Edition, though I've certainly heard the standard complaints. My group has moved on to Pathfinder, which I enthusiastically recommend.


To me 3.5 was as good as it got. And I started playing at Basic. Fourth edition pumped everything into powers - so there really is no difference between fighting abilities and magical abilities except for the description. Fighters used to be able to fight and fight while magic users would gradually expend and shift to other strategies. Now everyone degrades as powers are used. Basic attacks are almost worthless now, so too much of the game is min/maxing your powers to meet the opponents. Stick with Pathfinder.
 
2012-03-16 04:12:52 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Mass Effect 3, what I got

images.ientrymail.com


Bravo.
 
2012-03-16 04:13:53 PM  

ArtosRC: Playing Mass Effect 3 right now. The story was kind of cliche in the first two games (and it still is), but damn it, I genuinely feel for some of the characters.

Spoilers?

Take Kelly for example. She is, to me, the most "human" of all the acted characters; because I didn't return to the Citadel and talk with everyone like an OCD savant on meth after every gear check, she ended up dying this time around. That really hit home. I felt sick. The way it was presented was also gut-wrenching: There was no grand defiance or inspirational death pep-talk. She died in anything but a glorious fashion, and it was, as I'm led to believe, my fault. It was cruel. It felt real. Hell, would I not have been twenty hours in (the scanning mini-game this time around is tense-crazy-awesome, and I want the Reaper alert sound and music to be my ringtone), I'd have started over. When I go through my next playthrough (I have a feeling that my Renegade run is going to end poorly for all involved), you can bet your ass that I'm going to save her. It really is difficult to put the pain to words. The great thing is that I'm not alone in feeling that way. It's so strange that entertainment mediums can elicit the same emotion from individuals and bring them together.

Oh, but screw multiplayer. It's a middling Horde Mode, and you're forced to play it at least three times a day to keep up "Galactic Readiness." And day-one DLC? I'm happy I picked up the Collector's Edition, but I can understand the anger other gamers feel. Especially since the DLC squad member is so goddamned awesome.

I haven't felt like this about a game since Metal Gear Solid 3 all those years ago. I should really play that again.


So who wants to tell him.....
 
2012-03-16 04:21:50 PM  

Warlordtrooper: So who wants to tell him.....


At least he's busting ass all day in multiplayer to keep his Galactic Readiness high enough to get the best ending.
Imagine the poor saps who never work hard enough to get to see it.


/evil
 
2012-03-16 04:51:33 PM  

PanicMan: Anyone who says games can't be thought provoking or incite a strong emotional response aren't playing the right games.


You mean like the rage I feel when a 13-year-old won't stop using his mic in TF2?
 
2012-03-16 04:54:22 PM  

Oysterman: PanicMan: Anyone who says games can't be thought provoking or incite a strong emotional response aren't playing the right games.

You mean like the rage I feel when a 13-year-old won't stop using his mic in TF2?


Mute him.

/Trade?
 
2012-03-16 04:57:18 PM  
Bioware burned me with Dragon Age 2, so I've been sitting on the fence to see if Mass Effect 3 is worth my money.

Right now it doesn't look that way, especially because of the forced multi-player. I don't like multiplayer - that's why I play games like Mass Effect and Fallout3. I've never heard of a game that forces you to play multiplayer in order to get the best ending in the campaign mode.

Beyond that, what's going to happen in several years when no one is playing the multiplayer and someone want's to start a new campaign?

I think I'll stick with Skyrim for now.
 
2012-03-16 05:06:35 PM  

Cytokine Storm: Speaking of video games being art, Baldur's Gate 1 & 2 are being re-released with engine modernization (new window).


Again?
 
2012-03-16 05:07:47 PM  

fortean chicken: Bioware burned me with Dragon Age 2, so I've been sitting on the fence to see if Mass Effect 3 is worth my money.

Right now it doesn't look that way, especially because of the forced multi-player. I don't like multiplayer - that's why I play games like Mass Effect and Fallout3. I've never heard of a game that forces you to play multiplayer in order to get the best ending in the campaign mode.

Beyond that, what's going to happen in several years when no one is playing the multiplayer and someone want's to start a new campaign?


They will need to modify their save game files.
 
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