Sunday, 15 March 2015

Joystick Generation

This Final installation in the Games Britannia series hits a soft spot in my heart, Video Games.
Wooley starts by discussing the revolutionary games of the 80s like Elite, a trading game set in space with what was then phenomenal 3D graphics and brings us on a journey through the ages, looking at influential games such as Tomb Raider with it's iconic character Lara Croft and a handful of other classic video games from the 90s.
The journey continues on to the present game with possibly one of the most controversial games ever made (besides Postal 2), Grand Theft Auto.
The series ends with a mention of MMORPGs, games such as World of Warcraft and Runescape where the player is in control of a digital avatar in a parallel, digital realm filled with other players.

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