Storytelling Through Video Games
Salman Rushdie Keynotes - Sir Salman Rushdie's keynotes reflect his profound understanding of literature and the modern world....
Rushdie points out that in many current video games, the player is left to decide how they will explore this world that they're provided with. They not only provide players with a main story, they also offer many other excursions and side stories. This is extremely appealing from a writer's standpoint. He also enjoys the way that the Internet and video games allow people to jump into the middle of a story rather than starting at the beginning.
Rushdie does, however, believe that video games, while comparable to books in some ways, are likely to have a dumbing down effect in children.