Half of a Thought: Immersion and Photorealism

FeaturedHalf of a Thought: Immersion and Photorealism

What does immersion mean, when we talk about video games? 

This question has endured for quite some time with many people speculating and theorizing, myself included, but what bearing does this have on modern games and the current generation of consoles. A time when people can buy ‘The World’s Most Powerful Console,’ where photorealism is on the rise and 4K is the only way to play in these beautifully rendered worlds.

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Utawarerumono Mask of Deception: a Discussion About Visual Novels and Characters

Utawarerumono Mask of Deception: a Discussion About Visual Novels and Characters

You’ll be aware, if you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, that I have been working on the next video for my channel for roughly a month – much longer than is typical.

‘Production’ on this video was plagued by a myriad of set backs and problems: to start, I couldn’t settle on a script and scrapped several drafts along the way; capturing footage then took an inordinate amount of time since I didn’t save at the appropriate stops during the first twenty hours of play; recording the audio was equally troubled as, due to old age no doubt, my laptop had been chronically overheating, the whirring of which ruined many a take (I still haven’t managed to fix this one); when all was said and done, I wasn’t happy at all with the result.

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