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VIRTUAL REALMS: REALIZING IMMERSIVE NARRATIVE IN GAMES
Video games are the pinnacle of interactive entertainment. As we approach the final years of the eighth generation of consoles, it is astonishing to see how games have evolved. The technical fidelity that we experience today allows for a relatively robust depiction of the developer’s imagination. It was only about two decades ago when programming wizards first constructed algorithms that were capable of simulating rudimentary three-dimensional graphics. Pioneers of this technology, such as id Software and its lead programmer, John Carmack, utilized a method known as ray casting to display its corridors in 1992’s Wolfenstein 3D. Designers generated levels by placing objects in a grid, with wall...
Red Dead Redemption II Gameplay First Impressions
Almost two years after it’s announcement, Rockstar Games finally blessed us with some actual Red Dead Redemption II gameplay footage. Suffice to say, it was worth the wait (and delays). With RDR2, Rockstar says they set out to not just make another massive, beautiful looking world, but a living world with much more depth and player reactivity than any they have created previously.
The biggest example of this is the character interaction system. Players controlling protagonist Arthur Morgan can seemingly go up to any NPC in the world and interact with them at the press of a button, either by greeting them with small talk, antagonizing them with an aggressive comment, or of course, pointing a gun at them. We are shown a few examples of this in the trailer, and the button...
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Got Prey and Dishonored 2 bundled together on sale for $26. First time for both. played thru a bit of prey so far. i love it. its very system/bioshocky. reminds me a lot of alien isolation too, in its own way. its really making me think how and what i want to do. what is my goal? why am i here? what am i doing? What is MY goal? buuut anyway, with dishonored 2 its my first with the series and im excited to play it :)