“A mask is a similar device to a video game. We use them to transform ourselves and to explore places that we would have never been able to without them. But it isn’t about living in a fantasy world. It’s about letting us be possessed by the spirits living in them so we can understand things that would normally escape our perceptions. Through Majora’s eyes, I was able to ask myself what I would do if I had three days to live. The answer is exactly what I’m doing right now: what I like doing. Anything else is a waste of time. The orange glow of the city lights remind me that every day. In my Yorick skull, my memento mori.”—Jorge Arellano (@urovoros) on Majora’s Mask in his latest article for issue 3 of Atomix Magazine. (via cheesepopsicle)
En el ámbito editorial hay algo llamado reedición. Se trata de, como su nombre lo dice, volver a editar un libro para que nuevas generaciones de lectores tengan acceso a la obra. Muchas veces la reedición sólo consiste en agregar notas o una introducción crítica.
Si pensamos que los videojuegos son manifestaciones con un valor cultural, ¿qué tiene de raro ver reediciones de títulos clásicos? Dar acceso a las nuevas generaciones a los títulos fundamentales de la historia de los videojuegos no tiene nada de malo.
¿Extras y modificaciones? Sería como volver a escribir un libro clásico para “acercar” el lenguaje a los lectores, es decir: darle en la madre al libro.
The objectives of smartphones and social network platforms are not at all like ours. For them, content is something created by someone else. Their goal is just to gather as much software as possible because quantity is what makes the money flow. Quantity is how they profit. The value of videogame software does not matter to them.
Is making high-value games a top priority, or not?
What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: ‘This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more’ … Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus? Or have you once experienced a tremendous moment when you would have answered him: ‘You are a god and never have I heard anything more divine.’