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Why is Killing a Fundamental Game Mechanic? | Game/Show | PBS Digital Studios

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Published on Mar 10, 2015

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Violence and death pervade video games in a way that is atypical of most other forms of media, but why? Outside of the act of just shooting a gun or swinging a sword, the smallest moments of "winning" or "overcoming" in a game are marked by forms of violence and aggression - even Kirby is known to swallow enemies whole. But is it something deeper than just game designers that have a propensity towards violence? Maybe the system, or more specifically computers, favor violent acts at their most elementary building blocks? Join Jamin on this week's episode of Game/Show and find out!


ASSET LINKS:

1:50 Kid destroys XBOX 360 Over Black Ops
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kla5E...

1:51 Shakespeare's Globe Theater Doc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9uDK...

2:35 Space Invaders Pinball Machine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdM2N...

2:37 Classic Game Room –– Pac Man
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm4Y0...

2:42 Super Mario Bros. Mushroom World Pinball Machine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewZxu...

4:15 Aspiring Game Programmer –– Motivational Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_yGR...

COMMENTS:

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MUSIC:

"Oh Damn!" by CJVSO
https://soundcloud.com/downpitched/cj...

"Digital Sonar" by Brink

"Mindphuck" by Known To Be Lethal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-cyr...

"After Hours"

"Lakes" by Chooga
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8hns...

"Beautiful Days" by Extan
https://soundcloud.com/extandnb/beaut...

"Spectrum Subdiffusion Mix" by Foniqz
https://soundcloud.com/subdiffusion/f...

"Good Way Song" by Electronic Rescue

"Alice y Bob" by Javier Rubio and Parsec
https://archive.org/details/escala19_...

"Sleet" by Kubbi
https://soundcloud.com/kubbi/kubbi-sleet

"Toaster" by Kubbi
https://soundcloud.com/kubbi/toaster

"Patriotic Songs of America" by New York Military Band and the American Quartet
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/New...

"Lets Go Back To The Rock" by Outsider
https://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/440...

"Run" by Outsider
https://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/440...

"Fame" by Statue of Diveo
https://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/352...

"Freedom Weekends" by Statue of Diveo
https://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/352...

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Hosted by Jamin Warren (@jaminwar)

See more on games and culture on his site: http://www.killscreendaily.com

Made by Kornhaber Brown (http://www.kornhaberbrown.com)


And regarding my glasses:

http://youtu.be/WbV_KT1iGao?t=7m32s

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