Is Virtual Destruction an Art Form?

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The designers at Criterion, makers of the “Burnout” series, understand a part of gamer psychology that is rarely discussed: gamers are thrilled by wanton destruction. Call it “physics porn.”

If you’ve never had the pleasure of playing the Burnout series as one example of destruction being a good thing, then you’re doing yourself a disservice.

Most crashes are pretty realistic in Burnout, but check this one out on youtube; unbelievable…but fun!

Read Wired news about the heart-stoppingly beautiful art form of virtual destruction and why we love it.

About Andy

I'm an eternal optimist, follow a Buddhist philosophy, geek of many areas, practicing yoga and TaiChi, learning the Chinese language, a die-hard sports fan, love politics and nuclear submarines.
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2 responses to Is Virtual Destruction an Art Form?


  1. Burnout as got to be my favorite series of games on consoles.

  2. It’s my favorite console game too, right up there with Wii tennis!

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