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9 June 2011 4:06 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

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The holy grail of computer gaming, gpwayne informs us, is "an experience where the gamer is in an 'interactive' film". That observation was a response to Jane Graham's piece asking whether gaming could ever match the experience given by cinema, given the suggestion that a new generation of games already all but match films for emotional immersion.

There were three sides to the argument. One, summed up by CentralBelter – "Are novels better than symphonies? Discuss" – held it was a ridiculous comparison to make.

A second – we'll take quipu as our spokesperson – took issue with the notion that gaming cannot generate true emotion: "People have pointed out that games cannot imbue their characters with any humanity, and that a series of pixels will always fail to capture the subtle nuance available to human actors. First of all, Pixar has proven »

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