The OzSpot 07/08/12: Photorealism in games, EA vs. Zynga

Do games have to be photorealistic to effectively portray emotions like sadness and love?


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On this week's show we map out the upcoming legal showdown between EA and Zynga by getting advice from a real professor of law. Does EA have a strong case? Or will Zynga come out on top?

We also look at some recent comments from 2K boss Christoph Hartmann regarding the need for more photorealistic games. According to Hartmann, this is the only way games will be able to portray emotions like sadness and love in an effective way. Is he right? Or is he forgetting about some very important games?

Podcast begins at the 5:30 mark.

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