Little scraps of diaries on old computers tell us a story of fate — all too often, the Fallout world shows us the diary of a character, only to reveal that character’s untimely demise shortly before or after.
This is a malleable, organic play experience that is essentially your own sports fan fiction with cooperation from the game engine that you think about and talk about in terms of a single narrative. This is something that games like Dwarf Fortress do, and it’s one of the single most powerful things a video games can do. Oddly enough, many triple-A games are too busy trying to be movies to tell stories this way. But sports games — the titles that people accuse of being lazy and uninspired — actually do this well.Read more "The Love of Sport, Strategy, and Story: One More Ode to the Sports Game"