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Old March 12 2014, 02:40 AM   #24
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Re: Why do people judge gamers?

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Yes they are, my sons Last of Us and GTAV games are very well done, but they won't replace TV and movies any more than TV and movies replaced books.
But you can already see the shift to games from an industry point of view: high profile actors playing the main characters, Hollywood film composers doing the music, etc...
The Last of Us is not a replacement for television. That's a ridiculous claim to make.
It was so ridiculous, kittens died! But who actually made that claim?

Investing your free time into 40 hours of gameplay is like investing it into two seasons of a TV show. Production and marketing budgets of games are as big as those for summer tentpole films. And the return is even greater. And the trend that big movie stars turn more and more to TV shows is going to be repeated with big movie and TV stars turning to games. Some games's stories are so complex that you would be able to turn it into a season of episodes instead of a 2-3 hour movie.

And for me personally, gaming has already replaced television a great deal. So keep your condescending attitude someplace else. But ironically, it answers the thread question. Why do people judge gamers? Because the whole video game genre isn't taken seriously as a storytelling medium, even though it actually is.
A movie aiming low should not be praised for hitting that target.

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