Sunday, March 19, 2006

Technology Review: Cinegames - Microsoft’s new Xbox changes the state of play

Technology Review: Cinegames - Microsoft’s new Xbox changes the state of play "Thirty-four years after Pong, video games are finally maturing from arcade-style tests of fine-motor skills into an independent art form. That lag time shouldn't be surprising: it wasn't until 1915, fully 20 years after the invention of motion pictures, that The Birth of a Nation set down the basic grammar of movie storytelling, and it was only in 1977, almost 30 years after the birth of network television, that Roots introduced the first art form truly unique to TV, the miniseries. Now that video games can credibly evoke emotion and borrow elements from movies and other media without slavishly imitating them, it's time to welcome them into our museums, libraries, and living rooms."

No single-page view, annoyingly, but still a timely article.
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