12 October 2005, 23:03 by mark hoekstra

Videogame Aesthetics: We're All Going to Die!

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Depending on your point of view, photo-realism is either a scourge or a grail. The drive for it has come to dominate the visual aesthetics of videogames, and current technology seems to be pushing us very close to a peak. Limited markets and rising development costs, however, seem to indicate a gaping abyss. So will photo-real games be well crafted marvels of technology, or feats of economic hubris infused with mediocre gameplay? Will they be the ferryman to conduct yet more development studios across the Styx?

Read it all in Videogame Aesthetics: We’re All Going to Die! by David Hayward


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  1. Thomas H @ 23 October 2005, 04:42 :

    That Second picture is not of a video game, but instead of a movie: the movie is called Lola rennt ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0130827/ ).

  2. mark @ 24 October 2005, 00:42 :

    Yeah, I know, but the pic was also used in the article and I thought it was a nice picture :-)

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