Stolen Pixels #192: Max Blame, Part 3

By Shamus Posted Friday May 7, 2010

Filed under: Column 14 comments

Max Payne continues his adventure. The conspirators are unveiled.

They’re not very interesting.


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14 thoughts on “Stolen Pixels #192: Max Blame, Part 3

  1. asterismW says:

    You know, that’s almost a haiku.

    Max Payne continues.
    The conspirators are shown.
    They’re not intriguing.

    Not that haikus have anything to do with noir, I just thought it was cool.

    1. SatansBestBuddy says:

      I never got haiku’s
      I mean, what’s the big deal, huh?
      Another five syllables.

      1. Michael says:

        That’s 6/7/7…

        1. SatansBestBuddy says:


      2. Sean says:

        Edit: A better one:
        Doesn’t get our silliness.
        Maybe he counts wrong.

        Just teasing, really! :P

        1. Bryan says:

          Haikus are easy
          But sometimes they don’t make sense

          1. evileeyore says:

            Except non of those are actually Haiku.

            The have nothing to do with the weather or a point in time.

            They are the dreaded un-Haiku.

  2. Pickly says:

    Nice job, sir. Throwing in a bit of suspense over who the last guy might be, to provide an additional hook for your strips. :)

  3. Atarlost says:

    Using those EA and Ubisoft as arguments against games being art is like using Sherwin Williams as an argument against painting being art. Art is always produced by independents.

    1. Thirith says:

      Michaelangelo… Shakespeare…

      1. Mari says:

        Exactly. Art is produced by artists. Add Bach, Handel, Botticelli, Chaucer, and Tennyson to the list of sponsored or “corporate” artists. Whether one gets paid for producing it or not and the manner in which one is paid is not a condition deeming something “art.”

  4. John Beltman says:

    You want some ‘games as art’ games Shamus? Check this one out:

  5. John Beltman says:

    The post has been reported for advertising so in case it is not there when you have a look:

    Chinese game translated into English (by fans apparently). Free for the first half hour, US$6.99 if you want to buy it. The art is hand drawn.

  6. John says:

    I was thinking, the difference between art and something that looks good is its purpose. A painting’s sole purpose is to be art, whereas a building may be artistic but it is a building first and foremost.

    A computer game should be a game first and a piece of art second.

    If you want to see how you come across making the argument that games are art then imagine someone making the same argument to you about boardgames. Imagine someone was showing you Monopoly and trying to convince you that it is art.

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