Can Video Games Be Campy?

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Can Video Games Be Campy?

Post  Administrator on Sun 11 Apr 2010, 3:57 pm

http://kotaku.com/5503845/can-video-games-be-campy
Quite possibly interesting


"In a culture so infused with irony, the appreciation of campy works - outrageous movies, terrible art, worse music - is absolutely mainstream. Does it apply to games? Can games strive to be campy? Or are they already so?

Michael Clarkson, writing on his blog Discount Thoughts, considers games like House of the Dead: Overkill, whether deliberately or not, to embody campiness. The on-rails shooter is an entire camp genre, he argues, given that the mode of play is so outdated. And that there are even true examples of camp in the video game genre is something of an achievement, considering the expense of acquiring a game and the effort involved in experiencing it is many multiples of what it takes to watch a B movie or purchase tacky furniture."


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