As video games have become more realistic — and as movies have embraced more computer graphics — the two industries have started to converge. They both use real actors whose actions and emotions are translated by computer into realistic graphic characters. A new game, the Last of Us Part 2, features realistic characters and an extensive cinematic storyline.
Class discussion: Would you rather watch a movie or play a video game? What do you like about either entertainment? Why do the world’s consumers spend more than twice as much on video games than they do on movies and music combined? Where do you spend most of your money for entertainment? Do you like video games that are more like movies? Why or why not?