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Can Video Games be Art?

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  2. 2. Can Video Games Be Art?
  3. 3. <ul><li>Stylistic Games </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on Style </li></ul><ul><li>Unique character and setting design </li></ul><ul><li>Not always ‘power focused’ </li></ul>
  4. 4. Vib Ribbon Playstation - 1999 Entire game produced using outlined characters
  5. 5. Okami Playstation 2 - 2006 Stylised paintwork Bold colours Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful looking games ever
  6. 6. <ul><li>Realistic Games </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on Accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>Often using complex </li></ul><ul><li>technology to aid realism </li></ul><ul><li>Very focused on graphical power </li></ul>
  7. 7. Fifa Soccer 2004 to 2007 FIFA 04 FIFA 05 FIFA 06 FIFA 07 <ul><li>Realism </li></ul><ul><li>Graphics </li></ul><ul><li>Movement </li></ul><ul><li>Sound </li></ul>
  8. 8. Gran Turismo HD Playstation 3 - 2007
  9. 9. <ul><li>Involvement in Games </li></ul><ul><li>Storylines and plots </li></ul><ul><li>You are involved in progression of the story </li></ul><ul><li>Can be funny, thought provoking and even sad </li></ul>
  10. 10. Gears of War XBOX 360 - 2006
  11. 11. Games Can be Tacky Art! Dead or Alive 4 XBOX 360 - 2006
  12. 12. <ul><li>Game Films? </li></ul><ul><li>Almost uniformly </li></ul><ul><li>terrible… </li></ul><ul><li>What were </li></ul><ul><li>they thinking? </li></ul><ul><li>Bob Hoskins as </li></ul><ul><li>an Italian plumber?! </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Why Games Can Surely Be Art </li></ul><ul><li>Distinctive images </li></ul><ul><li>Strong Stories </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation of real life </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of atmosphere </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to bring out emotions in people </li></ul><ul><li>[ fear, laughter, sadness, empathy] </li></ul>
  14. 14. GAME OVER
  15. 15. Portion of pie chart that looks like Pac Man Portion of pie chart that does not look like Pac Man

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