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Is gaming more creative than reading ? Currently being discussed ...
Apart from attempting to play pacman type games on a Sinclair Spectrum computer years and years ago, I haven't a great deal of experience in 'gaming'.
But I find this question incredulous.
To me reading is so obviously a very creative activity as we have to make up the characters and scenes in our minds, changing marks on the page into a whole sort of film show in our minds. Bill Oddie has just said on TV that reading is a passive activity - how on earth can that be so ?
Apparently playing video games (or whatever is the correct terminology) is very creative in that you have to make up your characters and decide what they will wear, do and what situation to enter into.
Maybe so, but all I've seen on X Boxes and Playstations is devising better ways to arm yourself to shoot or blow people up. I'm sure there must be some other genres of games, but I haven't come across any.
Ok, yes I am old... is this all there is to it ?
Heres a link http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/video-games/video-game-news/9077458/Video-games-more-creative-than-reading.html
(I'm afraid I haven't come across Lucy Prebble either. Maybe that's my problem ;) )