January 04, 2006

How Society Views Videogames

Aarseth's Game Studies editorial -- Video Gaming (EL 250)

"Computer games are perhaps the richest cultural genre we have yet seen, and this challenges our search for a suitable methodological approach."

I liked this quote the best out of the whole article. This quote really sums up everything that I think the author was trying to explain. I never did a research on how videogames were viewed in society but this question was asked alot during this course. Like this article states videogames are not yet accepted in the art/literature society, which is unfair because the creators do just as much work as any other.

To look on the positive side atleast people are becoming aware of videogamming. I did not know if I should take this course because I didn't consider myself a hard-core video gamer but I'm exteremly glad that I did. I have found myself blogging more than I have ever done before and I truly hope that videogames get the admiration that they deserve.

Posted by GinaBurgese at January 4, 2006 05:55 PM | TrackBack

Videogaming is a HUGE part of our society but is often looked at as childish therefore is looked over. There are so many conventions, awards ceremonies, television programs, and websites for gaming. If you ever get a chance check out G4TV, it is a channel dedicated to video games. I have seen much of what is shown and its amazing how much people get into gaming. There are some hardcore gamers out there that spend insame amounts of time and energy into gaming.

If videogaming is ever accepted as an art form, it will be much bigger than it is now but for now it's mainly underground.

Posted by: Kayla Lukacs at January 5, 2006 10:31 PM
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