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1-26-2010 @ 10:42AM
The following is an exert from a slate.com article about how games start looking too real that they begin to feel less realistic. I think this is the beauty of Warcraft. I think the "cartoonish" design actually lends itself to immersion better than a realistic game like the one above."After a certain point, the more "real" a game gets both graphically and experientially, the harder it is for that game to seem real. When it comes to the way video-game characters appear, this phenomenon is known as "the uncanny valley." As technology improves, on-screen avatars look more and more like real people. When they start looking too real, though, we pull away. These almost-humans aren't quite right; they look creepy, like zombies."http://www.slate.com/id/2132591/
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