I've read some stupid troll-bait this year, but this just takes the cake. While yes, not every game tells a good story, her argument is that games cannot tell stories, period; which is just not the case.
What is a Mega Man? A miserable little pile of circuits! But enough talk, have at you!
If I want some elaborate story, I'll read a book, watch a movie or get into a TV show. Those mediums are about being passive.
Video games are about interaction. They are about gameplay first and foremost, everything else is dressing. Games that focus on telling stories fail and age very, very badly. There's something wrong if my console is on yet my gamepad is idle for longer than, say, 30 seconds (don't take this number too seriously, just get the point).
From: rofflchopper | #008 Why do people pay ignorant people like this any attention?
Yea, a video game won't have any mind blowing story, but that doesn't mean it can't tell one.
Heavy Rain, Red Dead Redemption, GTA IV, Uncharted Series, are just a few games that I've played with story lines that are leagues ahead of most Movies. Nothing beats The Walking Dead though. I almost cried because of the Mid Season Finale. A lot of people probably did as well. There's nothing more heartbreaking than what happened in that episode.
My name is 'No one' your long lost son, born on the 4th of July Raised in the barnyards of heroes and cons, left me for dead or alive