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Thursday Special Blend - Geek On
Thursday March 27th, 2014 with Kiernan Mac
Geek On! Are Video Games Narrative Art?

For decades, video games have enthralled and inspired society. Complex, vivid, and captivating, video games have risen within the pantheon of media technologies to become a truly legitimate form of art. Despite this progress, can video games hope to match the narrative storytelling of other mediums, such as film or literature? Or are video games an “art form with no voice”? Relieve the discussion as host Kiernan Mac, along with special guest Amerigo Rocha, the host of “Test Cast Please Ignore”, delve into discussing video games as narrative-driven art. Does a good narrative necessarily guarantee a good game (such as “The Last of Us”, “Bioshock Infinite”, or “Spec Ops: The Line”)? Is the best story one that is not told? Has the emergence of narrative in multiplayer games revolutionized how narratives are conveyed in video games, or has it merely engrossed the player within the “world” of the game? Grab your controllers, hop aboard the feel-train, and tune in. Only on Geek On! Amerigo Rocha (aka. Mintyfeet): Website: Youtube: Carleton United Nations Society:
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