Every now and then someone outside our hobby compares video games to some other art form - usually to indicate that the piece they are critiquing has fallen short in some way. For example, Aussie teen-fiction author Garth Nix took to Twitter to express his disappointment in The Hobbit movie using that very same comparison. https://twitter.com/garthnix/status/291137238086070272 Why did this respected and widely-read - at least within his target demographic - author reach for videogames as a benchmark for his view of an opportunity lost by Peter Jackson et al with The Hobbit movie? Semantics and syntax aside, the clear inference ... Read More »
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