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Sat, Dec. 27th, 2008 02:49 am
Will the games boom birth a new art form?

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(Anonymous)
Sat, Dec. 27th, 2008 11:11 am (UTC)
Let's go to Africa

One game I enjoyed much this year was Afrika for the Playstation 3. It never saw a release outside of Japan/China, but you can import it from websites like yesasia.com and the likes.

In Afrika, you play a photographer for National Geographic, and your working place is the African savannahs. The game not only simulates the African wildlife to a small degree, but also photography - to a higher degree. ISO levels focussing mode and so on are all adjustable. Lighting and shutter speed influence how your pictures will look like. It's really exciting!

You can use four different models of Sony's Alpha series, complete with different lenses et cetera. National Geographic will request specific photos with very specific conditions of you - shoot a group of giraffes against the setting African sun; get a picture of a baboon carrying a baby on its back - but the real fun comes from trying to shoot exciting photos.

You can see a few of the pics I took here (http://flickr.com/photos/24005787@N04/sets/72157607538507693/) and here (http://flickr.com/photos/24005787@N04/sets/72157607269604595/), on the Flickr I only got for these pictures.

It's great to see you embrace video games, by the way. The "Are games art?" thing got big about a year ago, it was kind of overdue for you to join in!

-r


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