Did you see David Jaffe's presentation at D.I.C.E.? No? Didn't think so. I did.
Let me paraphrase his opening...
"My talk is actually a warning about why we shouldn't tell stories with our video games. I think it's a bad idea. I think it's a waste of resources, and time, and money, and more importantly I think that it actually stunts, and has stunted over the last 10 years or so, the medium of video games, sort of at our own peril."
More specifically, he makes the argument that using cinematic story lines in games is bad. I think he's right. Haters hate him. YMMV.
edit: I should be a touch more specific, one part of it he talks about IP. You just go get IP because you want the business. That's obvious, but it's foolhardy to expect to be able to create the same type of emotional connection or experience through other media. Time should be spent creating more inventive and emotionally attached personal narratives built by the player themselves through good game play mechanics.
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