Red Dead Seduction

Say what you will about the morality of video games, this game, releasing tomorrow is an example of a revolutionary new aspect of cultural arts.  What Casablanca was for the movie industry…it is very possible this will be for the gaming industry.

I might be stretching this debate too far…but again, i am interested in this… to logocentric, who has a passion for history…as we read about roman wars, we are, in linguistic virtuality, recreating the violence and rebellions of history.  check this game out, where one is actually put into history and asked to personally make the moral choices within it…given the contextual mores of the time…i mean, i think this is amazing…

read the new york times article…if not the whole thing, here’s the last line:

“In the more than 1,100 articles I have written for this newspaper since 1996, I have never before called anything a tour de force. Yet there is no more succinct and appropriate way to describe Red Dead Redemption. Rockstar rides again.”


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  1. logocentric
    May 17, 2010

    definitely seductive. whether virtual “honor” is redeemable in the real world is another matter.

    sorry, but i find a marked difference between this and reading about roman history.

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  2. Akbar Lightning
    May 17, 2010

    much of the history of the ancients was oral history, that acted as an early form of entertainment, and history, this is almost cliche, is dominated by violence…the ‘consumers’, if you will, have always demanded grand tales of conquest and battles….

    in fact, one might say history is a discussion about violence…

    so, the argument has remain to be made…about the morality of virtual battle…and the parameters of such a categorical imperative…

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  3. globatron
    May 17, 2010

    I guarantee the golden mean and the fibonacci sequence were used in the physics for the environments. Especially the landscapes.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibonacci_number

    There is only one way to mimic nature and that is because we are nature. I wonder how appealing or popular this game would be if it didn’t not follow classical definitions of beauty that we take for granted. Symmetry in the characters faces, etc.

    Just saying…

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  4. logocentric
    May 17, 2010

    take your point, AL, but just because something has been a certain way does not mean that it MUST be that way.

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  5. logocentric
    May 17, 2010

    . . .i meant to add to the previous line: ‘that is the other lesson of history.’

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  6. akbar lightning
    May 18, 2010

    well played logo…well played…

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  7. Globatron.org
    May 18, 2010

    Red Dead Seduction: Say what you will about the morality of video games http://bit.ly/bmVdut

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