Video Games

I have noticed a great deal of video game elements in the other media we have studied this semester. A lot of the poems and narratives had a video game like feel to them, applying interaction techniques to engage the reader, similar to video games. For instance the poem, “Today I Die,” was not only a poem, but a video game as well, requiring different tasks to be mastered in order for the complete poem to be read. Even the archives seemed to have a video game feel with the navigation and interaction required to search the site. Because so much of the media today requires interaction, a lot of it seems to be a diluted version of video games. I think the amount of involvement required from the reader really adds a new dimension and inclusion to the story or poem from the reader that heightens the overall feel and involvement for viewers.

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