Art of Gaming: Blood Dragon, the Stanley Parable and the risk of humour in games

By Staff, Monday, 24 July 2017 10:51 GMT

Can video games, just like movies, be comedies?

In our latest Art of Gaming video, Usul and Trinity analyse how humour works in Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon and The Stanley Parable. The burlesque, irony, or the absurd, often take centre stage in these types of games. It’s what makes them worth playing.

VG247 has teamed up with European culture channel ARTE to exclusively debut new episodes of Art of Gaming, a 10-part series looking at the most important games of the past few years.

Hosted by French gaming blogger Trinity and German journalist Melek Balg√ľn, each episode sees the pair play classic games and discuss their impact on entertainment, the player and games culture at large.

You can watch previous episodes here.

More episodes of Art of Gaming will debut on VG247 every week throughout July and August.

ARTE, the European culture channel, has been subtitling its programmes since the launch of ARTE in English in November 2015.

The project is co-funded by the European Union and aims to bring Europeans together through a shared love of culture. Find out more about ARTE in English here.

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