Tuesday, May 8, 2012

                       Wii U thoughts

Ok there is this gaming convention coming up called Electronic Entertainment Expo or as most call it E3. I'm really looking forward to that expo because of one sole purpose, and that is to hear more about the console called the Wii U.

The Wii U is the new system but what do we know for sure? I'm not even sure the official stuff about it is official anymore. Even the name of the system is being rumored to change! That's messed up on how Nintendo hasn't revealed much information throughout a course of a year! Really nothing at all seems real and all we know is that at E3 2012, we will see the real thing (hopefully).

What I think will be revealed at E3, well I'm expecting a few things. I think the Wii U's power is going to be demonstrated. Also I think it's going to be the time for Nintendo to present the games for the system, not just the ports but the real deal made by Nintendo themselves! Last thing I think we will learn and see is that Nintendo will reveal a release date but that's it, no price.

But I like how Nintendo has made it so unpredictable other than that the Wii U will be back for another round of revealing this year. It's good that last year we get to see the Wii U in its early stages, but I would have liked more information back then. Now that is has been almost year since the announcement of the system, which here’s an article talking about this year's speculation here. I can’t wait for E3 2012!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

                    (Made the picture myself)

                       Are video games art?

Are video games art? Well I always thought video games are a form of art. Mainly because that video games start out being an idea. Then they have concept artist drawing the characters and worlds. So yeah, do I think I'm still having that same opinion? Well not really.

I seen this article right here, and it has brought a new opinion to form for me. This guy in that article did compare sports to art which I find oddly logical. He explained that sports carries out emotion and has a story behind the art, but is it considered art? No.

Which brings to my newly formed opinion? I think video games have some artistic values to it, but is it considered art to me now? No. It is something better.

Video games are an amazing immersive experience that we escape reality to fully enjoy such great adventures! Video games makes us feel successful even though in real life we may not be! Why should it be in the same level as a pretty picture? Exactly, video games are better than art, more than art. It’s an immersive experience!

So I’m ending this with the fact that this question is pretty much idiotic. The question “Is it art?” is a pretty messed up question. Anything that takes creativity or has an emotional impact on people can be some sort of art I think. It’s all about one’s perspective. What people like could be considered some form of art, but the “art” that people refer to is something like a famous painting. Like the Mona Lisa. Post some comments I want a discussion!