Archive for April, 2010

How games-as-art closer reveals the heart of Art work

Roger Ebert’s recent piece that challenges the presence of Art within games is wonderful. Though I think his article has a mix of flaws and insights, the essential elements that drive criticism are wholly important. It has generated response from key people in the dialogue, and so much hating. I think the stand-out things to me are:

Etymological Absinthe

Absinthe, a spirit of legend, has in recent years been revived under the banner of being neither a psychedelic nor a deliriant. True as those statements may be on the surface, I was pleased to discover an errata that may tie the fabled drink with more righteous roots. With all due respect to the reasons for concealment and the initiatory threshold, I offer in context this paragraph