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“Some opinions are best kept to yourself.”I disagree. Ebert is entitled to his opinion and entitled to express his opinion, just as 4,500 commenters are entitled to their opinion. Perhaps it was the sweeping, definitive nature of Ebert's original post that caused such a stir? Or that he actually is someone many gamers respect?The humility in admitting that his mistake, though, is admirable. Saying that one is wrong is not easy replica Patek Philippe 4936J Ladie's watch especially for someone who has made a living by his opinion. But Ebert has done it.”Who was I to say video games didn't have the potential of becoming Art? Someday? There was no agreement among the thousands of posters about even one current game that was an unassailable masterpiece.

Shadow of the Colossus came closest. I suppose that's the one I should begin with.”Yes, Roger. It is.Okay, kids, play on my lawn [Roger Ebert's Journal] [Pic]”In Japan, generally speaking, you cannot rent video games, nor can you rent consoles. replica Patek Philippe 4936G Ladie's watch just not done.Software and hardware companies successfully pushed for a ban on rentals, which is why used games in Japan are in such good shape. Players buy new games, complete them very quickly and then sell them second hand. Pristine condition means higher resale.

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And after a while, after a week of this, I'd find that every time I had a spare moment and every time I came home, I was in front of the set playing with these mutant turtles.”Continuing, Ebert said, “It got to the point where it was me quite unhappy, because I was so obsessed with it, and I finally unplugged the machine and said, 'That's it for replica Patek Philippe 4958G Ladie's watch Nintendo.'“ Ebert added that his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game was so hypnotic and so repetitive that he didn't think it was good for his mental health. While he apparently quit Nintendo cold turkey, Ebert did review a PC game in 1994. Be sure to stick around to see Ebert take photos of a baby gorilla.

Because I Told You So: Roger Ebert Plays Tecmo Bowl In 1989 [Because I Told You So]”I was a fool for mentioning video games in the first place,” writes the famed movie critic. “I would never express an opinion on a movie I hadn't seen.”This past April, Ebert wrote a post titled “Video games can never be art” that carried dogmatic statements replica Patek Philippe 4958 Ladie's watch like this: “Let me just say that no video gamer now living will survive long enough to experience the medium as an art form”.Many gamers would argue that video games already are art and that Ebert simply doesn't know what he is talking about.

His post drew over 4,500 comments.”My error in the first place was to think I could make a convincing argument on purely theoretical grounds,” he writes in his latest post “Okay, kids, play on my lawn”. Continuing, he adds, “What I was saying is that video games could not in principle be Art. That was a foolish position to take, particularly as replica Patek Philippe 4937G Ladie's watch seemed to apply to the entire unseen future of games. This was pointed out to me maybe hundreds of times. How could I disagree? It is quite possible a game could someday be great Art.”Ebert still believes that video games can never be Art. “But I should never have said so,” he adds.

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It's what I was talking about — it's not worrying about how the game plays, it's about creating the world of the game and investing the audience in that world.”The World of Warcraft film is still very much in the very, very early stages, with apparently only a few dozen pages of treatment typed out. Raimi is busying himself with Oz: The replica Patek Philippe 5039J Men's Watch Great and Powerful, an origin story about the Wizard of Oz.MOON's Duncan Jones Thinks WARCRAFT Could Be The Great Video Game Movie [Badass Digest via NME] [Pic]"Spotted (via Siliconera) in PSP title The 3rd Birthday, one of several in-jokes the game has."Anecdotal evidence at best, but a mountain of Love Plus items apparently didn't exactly move like hotcakes at Comiket.

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“This year, famed film critic Roger Ebert said games could never be art — a mistake he later admitted. While Ebert might not be a fan of games, that doesn't mean he didn't used to play them obsessively .In a “Siskel & Ebert” holiday gift guide from 1989, Ebert and his former co-host Gene Siskel fumble their way through a game of replica Patek Philippe 3940R Men's Watch Tecmo Bowl and find it endlessly amusing that you can make the players say “hut, hut, hut, hut”.While arguing about who won and marveling at children gaming for a whole hour a day, Ebert revealed, “I got one of these sets (NES) at home, and I started playing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with it.


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