In this super-sized edition of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter DocSeuss tells us the difference between being immersed and being engrossed, and explains why he believes the future of gaming depends on games that submerge us in fantasy worlds.
The game is part of a bigger transmedia push that Duffy is overseeing, which includes a comic book series and a potential television series or third feature film. Fresh off a transmedia panel at SXSW in Austin, Duffy talks about what’s next for the MacManus brothers in this exclusive interview.
I'm trying to learn everything I can about different media, because I'm a firm believer in transmedia. I think it's a mistake to assume that since I know how to make movies, I know how to make videogames.
“I don’t love video games. I’m not good at them. But I’m so enthralled by Raiders of the Lost Ark-like cinematic experience of games such as Uncharted: Drake’s Deception that I’ll play them on “Easy” just to get to the next reveal.”
Though he is best known as the author of the bestselling pseudo-memoir A Million Little Pieces—and for the on-air tongue-lashing he received from Oprah Winfrey over its fabrications—Mr. Frey has spent the past three years becoming a “transmedia” entrepreneur…
In the wake of the official launch of Assassin’s Creed Revelations, the latest video game to feature Ezio the Italian assassin, we could not resist the urge to tell you a little bit about a saga that has sold more than 28 million units worldwide...
Brian Crecente: "Hawken: A year and a half ago no one, beyond the team of nine working on the game, had ever heard the name. But by the end of this year, if all goes to plan, Hawken the game will launch in the eye of a transmedia storm that includes a video web series, a graphic novel, feature film and plans for an animated television show, action figures, a novel and perhaps, one day, lunch boxes."
Erik Kain: "Blatant sexism and misogyny in gaming culture may be the work of a minority of gamers, but it’s still an important issue that deserves an open conversation. The ugly backlash to Anita Sarkeesian’s Tropes vs. Women Kickstarter project is an illustration why."
When you take the time to examine Odin Sphere as more than just a video game, you realize it's a literary masterpiece; a vessel for delivering a complex fairytale that tells not just of dragons and princesses, but of the human condition.
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