Rob Beschizza at 4:48 pm Fri, Apr 27, 2012
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PlanetInfinitesimal knows the way. The music is Michael Nyman's "A Wild and Distant Shore”. [via Waxy] Previously: Game Deaths.
Now that is freaking awesome. The real definition of awesome, not the “cool dude” definition.
do the right thing
In Israel, do they go left?
If Israel had the same sort of entertainment industry producing a comparable level of video games as the US and Japan, perhaps they would.
Although I do wonder if the assumption that left-to-right video game movement is directly related to left-to-right reading is actually true, rather than just fairly intuitive. The aforementioned Israeli entertainment industry would have been useful for determining just such a consideration. A pity it never came to be.
Yes, but that intuition will be tied to LTR reading- where else would it come from??
I’m pretty sure Israel just keeps moving farther and farther to the right.
thats true. but consider that all the arab speaking countries read left to right also (tunisia, maroco, lybia, egypt, saudia arabia, bachrain, abudabu, dubai, yemen, jordan, syriam lebanon, iraq, and i couple i am probably forgeting). including iran (not arab speaking but arab writing). thats a whole lot more right to left writing people than little old israel.
Except Super Metroid goes left too…
And Pitfall is ambidextrous. Easier if you go right, IIRC, since that’s the way the barrels roll.
At one point, they Do go left
This isn´t so much about going right; so much more about how personal the experience is for the character; his/her emotions (or lack of).
That’s video sums up the childhood narrative of an entire generation of people.
Do we need movies any more? Hollywood’s kind of all there in that.
Music is from ‘The Piano’, so yes we do.
That warmed my cockles. Prince of Persia was the warmiest cockle warmer for me.
Yay Cave Story! Go get it! Play it! It’s awesome!
For my money (although it doesn’t cost any to play), the most interesting expression of the “Go right” meme in games is Passage by Jason Rohrer. If you haven’t played it, I strongly suggest you do. First game I’ve seen that has the capability of answering that age-old “Can a videogame make you cry?” with a yes:http://hcsoftware.sourceforge.net/passage/
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