Video game consoles aren’t ‘video game’ consoles any more, they’re fully fledged media boxes, with TV shows, movies, games and music ready to sap away our free-time and attention like a leaky dam at the touch of a button and a flick of an analogue stick. We shouldn’t have to decide between a quick gaming session or catching up on our favourite show when both are available in the same package. So with that in mind, what would happen if the two types of media merged and 20 hour gaming epics were whittled down to concentrated 40 minute bursts of television entertainment? It would be incredible, that’s what. Read on to find out our top picks for the best games that would make brilliant TV shows.
Between the hype about The Last Of Us and the questions surrounding the Arkham City sequel you’d be forgiven for missing the spectacular gameplay video that Irrational Games showcased at the VGAs last night.
Wait a minute, who am I kidding? I REVOKE ALL FORGIVENESSS!
I can feel it in my analogue stick twiddling thumbs that this game going to be mind-blowing, like actual chunks of brain pieces on your TV screen sort of epic. Of course I haven’t played it yet (though you can have a kidney if you can hook me up) but I’m already suffering from premature verbal diarrhoea in preparation for all the nice things that I’ll probably end up saying about it.
It’s understandable if you missed the trailer during the original airing (god knows I’d love to have the VGAs scrubbed from my memory – more on that tomorrow) but it should be a punishable offense for you to miss it the gameplay footage this time round.
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