Friday, December 2, 2011

Guest Blogger - David N.

My name is David, and like Jason here, I’ve always loved to study games and see why they are each individually so great. A game I would love to talk about for your topic of games as art is Halo Anniversary Combat Evolved. Now this game is just perfect for this topic!

Halo Anniversary Combat Evolved is an old and new game at the same time. It is the remake of one of the best and most popular games of all time, Halo Combat Evolved aka Halo 1. The beauty in this game is that nothing has changed since the original except for one thing. With the press of one button during game play, one can see how art and technology have changed over the last 10 years.

As you play through the story in this remake, there’s this feeling inside telling you to press that button over and over again, just to see how art has changed over time. It’s this feeling that demonstrates that games are art and keeps you from putting down the controller.

It’s impossible to not be able to see the art in this game, it’s really remarkable. The grass, the water, the sky, and the overall landscape of this fictional world known as Halo, one can’t help but to see how much time and effort was put into this game just for people to see the art displayed throughout the game. No one can argue that games are not art, for art and games are one!


Thanks for the guest post, David! Check out his blog at

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