Sessler's Soapbox: Video Games and the Venetian Masters

Posted: November 29, 2011
Sessler's Soapbox: Video Games and the Venetian Masters
After a trip to a museum Adam is reminded of video games and how the technology of the time is used by artists to express their ideas and amaze the audience.

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  • expl0siv0

    Yes. Love this soapbox. This is what I watch Sessler's Soapbox for, not for "this game is great and this is why" talk, but talk that looks at video games outside the vacuum of video games' existence, relates it to other worldly happenings. Loveitloveitloveit

    Posted: November 30, 2011 11:17 AM
  • greenboom

    The best games are like an artistic masterpiece. All aspects balance into a sense of perfect decorum. Immersion is instantaneous and there is a feeling of uniqueness to the experience.

    The problem with games as art is that you have a sort of classical versus romantic divide as to whether art should be depicting a reflection of reality or shedding light on the inner genius of its creators. It is when we balance this divide that the game becomes something decorous and sublime.

    Posted: November 30, 2011 10:43 AM
  • liarsthieves

    '"Penis on table" Iam going to use that sometime today.

    Posted: November 30, 2011 8:04 AM
  • bigboi21

    Saving this soapbox. One of, if not the best, soapbox's I've seen in a while. The way you articulated your words and made that serene comparison of influential art to modern day "art". Yes I believe video games are art. When you play things like Skyrim and Uncharted, how can they not be.

    Posted: November 30, 2011 5:58 AM
  • kid_vic

    i almost went through this whole video thinking "he's just critiquing art" and then it all clicked like a lego on lego. awesome how minds subconsciously make obscure connections between 2 thingys. swell soapbox.
    ps: so are video games art yet?

    Posted: November 30, 2011 12:21 AM
  • Faybel

    I was absolutely mesmerized with this video. Mind = Blown haha

    Posted: November 29, 2011 11:48 PM
  • hoof_hearted4

    im excited to see the future of gaming, as long as its not 3d or motion. i dont care for either of those things

    Posted: November 29, 2011 11:32 PM
  • titanrage83


    Posted: November 29, 2011 11:02 PM
  • Ultremaine

    Awesome soapbox reminds me why I love video games so much

    Posted: November 29, 2011 10:39 PM
  • Perplexed_Waffle

    This is by far my favorite Soapbox. What Adam talks about is exactly what makes me look forward to future of the gaming industry.

    Posted: November 29, 2011 10:22 PM
  • PrometheanArsonist

    Is it a fallacy to think that video games can only get better?

    Posted: November 29, 2011 9:31 PM
  • gerbg229

    I could listen to a hours worth of Soapbox.

    Great job Adam.

    Posted: November 29, 2011 8:11 PM
  • ABaconBusAflame

    I think this is the kind of thing that had been mentioned by Adam, and perhaps other members of the G4TV staff, about what it takes to be a great game journalist. It is important to inject thoughts and observations you've had about other media into your writing as Adam has demonstrated here. I know next to nothing about renaissance-era art, but given the examples provided in this soapbox and the way Adam described them, I've looked at the issue of new gaming technology from a new direction with a severity I've never experienced before.

    Posted: November 29, 2011 7:41 PM
  • poopdog_ofdefeat

    This is probably my favorite soap box. Incredibly incite-full but also somewhat depressing because it makes me regret my decision of not becoming an artist. When Adam can illicit an emotion like that from me it exemplifies his prowess of putting forth a well constructed opinion.

    Posted: November 29, 2011 5:08 PM
  • Thogin


    Posted: November 29, 2011 5:05 PM
  • PockyKing

    Wow. Just...wow. Awesome job, Adam! ^_^

    Posted: November 29, 2011 4:56 PM
  • zacbhatti

    Loved the Soapbox. Interesting video, thanks for sharing.

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    Posted: November 29, 2011 4:47 PM
  • Ewoc

    Beautifully said as always sir.

    Posted: November 29, 2011 4:44 PM
  • xXB_Rod94Xx

    Hey Adam Can you do a piece that tells everybody every thing 343 is doing to alienate the bungie halo fans. 343 recently released a aniversery map pack. With the release of that DLC 343 has made it a requirement to have purchased this DLC to play maps modes, and playlist that were origanally open to every one with just the core game. Now that has happened 343 is forcing all of those who had already purchased the game and had already spent there money on Halo:Reach to either suffer and lose content that was fairly purchased then stripped or forced in to another purchase(1500 micrsoft points) to buy the DLC to play content that had already been paid for. Why isnt there a lawsuit of anykind reguarding this?

    Posted: November 29, 2011 4:43 PM
  • mr.brightside


    Posted: November 29, 2011 4:35 PM