There’s a long-overdue cultural movement sweeping videogames. It is a change from the inside, spurred by the independent-minded and imaginative and validated by a rising demand from the audience. Games need to change, we are saying. They need to appeal to more people and deliver a broader experience than they have for the last 30-odd years. I believe that these dreams will come to pass. Thanks to the passions of creator and audience, videogames will blossom into a medium for everyone, not just those who know how to work an Xbox controller or update their video card drivers. We will see our favorite mediums’ true potential revealed.
But one part of this sea change worries me: What will happen to all the stupid shit? (more…)