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Nopheros

Books vs Games vs Movies

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Nopheros

As said by the famous Dan Houser: "Books tell you something, movies show you something, games let you do something."

 

Now I am wondering what do you like the most, books, video games or movies?

 

I, prefer video games over movies and books as you "control" the game, in movies the stuff has already happened, and you can't control anything, and books are just.. books.

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Grove Street Balla

I love all three, because books let you read something that isn't possible in our world, so yeah. Movies are good if you are bored or tired of playing video games for the day, while video games are awesome when you can control the character but sometimes it's just awesome to read a great book or a movie.

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GoldenBlade

Books let you experience stuff that you wouldn't normally experience in real life. You can kind of set yourself as the main character of the story. Books take you places.

 

Video games let you have control of the character, and do things you can't do in real life.

 

Movies show you anything you want to see. When you're bored and don't feel like doing anything, it feels great to relax and watch movies.

 

In a way, all 3 work out. My preference is video games, though.

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Books let you experience stuff that you wouldn't normally experience in real life. You can kind of set yourself as the main character of the story. Books take you places.

 

Video games let you have control of the character, and do things you can't do in real life.

 

Movies show you anything you want to see. When you're bored and don't feel like doing anything, it feels great to relax and watch movies.

 

In a way, all 3 work out. My preference is video games, though.

What this guy said. icon14.gif

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Stinky12

I like books because the author can write more of it as compared to movies and games.

Movies and games are limited because it depends on what they what to put in. If you read a good book, you expect the

game or movie to be like the book, but most of the time it isn't.

 

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WildBrick142

Books have detailed story and tells you anything.

 

Movies show you everything but with lots of details skipped.

 

Games lets you control the story so you can change it.

 

I like all three. But if I would have to pick one, i'd go for games.

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Darth Yokel

Too different to have a preference. The most I can say is that there is more variety in books than in video games and movies combined.

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Red XIII
I love all three, because books let you read something that isn't possible in our world, so yeah.

Doesn't games and movies also do that.

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Grove Street Balla
I love all three, because books let you read something that isn't possible in our world, so yeah.

Doesn't games and movies also do that.

movies no because you dont see a live action elder scrolls movie cause that would be impossible

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Finn 7 five 11

^Your logic is dead-set retarded, but i'm just gonna let it ride.

 

This question is difficult, it's too hard to say which I like more, it's like asking whether I like steak, or motorbikes.

 

I'm going to have an imaginary scenario, all the worlds books, video-games and films are going to disappear forever, however I can choose one form of entertainment to survive out of those three, I would choose to keep books, I could do away with Movies (Painfully yes.) And I could also do away with games. Books stimulate your mind more than Movies or Games because you need to use your brain to imagine what is happening, and I love imagining about books after reading them, thinking of all the intense action and all that stuff, I don't do that often with films, and almost never with games.

 

Honestly, these days the only games I give half a sh*t about it Grand Theft Auto and Uncharted, the latter of which however will never ever have any sequels, the others I only play for the sake of playing.

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headmetalbanger

I like three but only 'Old'. icon14.gif

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El Dildo

why do you have to like one the "most" ?

 

I reject the premise and substitute my own!

I enjoy all 3 mediums equally but for different reasons.

 

a book is like a game or movie that you can do anywhere.

a game is like an interactive movie or book.

and a movie is like an adventure that someone else takes you on where you just relax and follow.

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crispypistonx8

MOVIE'S win. Why?..... .. ...... Porn !

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MOVIE'S win. Why?..... .. ...... Porn !

Use your head, books alert has it. devil.gif

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El Dildo

 

MOVIE'S .... Porn

not necessarily...

 

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BOOKS ... porn Shifty41s_beerhatsmilie2.gif

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ExtremoMania

Book offers the experience that you mostly can't in real-life. It let's you get in the flow of the story centralizing yourself as a character rather than just a reader. Also books are already old, even in Renaissance periods, books control majority of it and was overshadowed by films and video games.

 

Films lets you watch everything that was sometimes just taken from a book or created by fiction and is wanted to be depicted in a much more artistic manner.

 

Video games lets you to play the character and go within the storyline. You can also customize the character which makes story related books and films inferior.

 

All in all, both are good and have a great importance to it. My preference is video games and movies though, books are already being given motion and turned into movies itself.

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rudy

 

MOVIE'S .... Porn

not necessarily...

 

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BOOKS ... porn Shifty41s_beerhatsmilie2.gif

Yeah, but they don't offer screaming and moaning sounds, right? Right?!

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crispypistonx8

Wish I could sit still enough to read while jerkin off. Never been that good at multitasking lol

 

I thought 50 shades of grey was for the elderly?

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HUGOHL

Books. When I watch a movie or play a game, I can always think: "that movie failed in this regard because it looked fake and unrealistic and cheap, etc" or "that game has bad graphics/gameplay" or whatever, but with books, it's only me and my imagination.

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na89340qv0n34b09q340

In finn's scenario I think I'd keep games, mostly because they end up entertaining me more often than the other two. I like books the most though; they store the world's knowledge, and usually end up teaching you the most, especially increasing vocabulary.

 

 

Yeah, but they don't offer screaming and moaning sounds, right? Right?!

Some do, except all the screaming and moaning will not be coming from the writing.

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King Of Monra

It depends on what came first, well not always but in most cases.

 

If the book came out first, it usually is better than the movie/game.

If the movie came out first, it usually is better than the game. If the game came out first it usually is better than the movie/book

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MOVIE'S .... Porn

not necessarily...

 

user posted image

 

BOOKS ... porn Shifty41s_beerhatsmilie2.gif

Yeah, but they don't offer screaming and moaning sounds, right? Right?!

Audiobooks do. sly.gif

 

I think books are best, movies and games are limited by time while books can be as long as the author wants.

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MOVIE'S .... Porn

not necessarily...

 

user posted image

 

BOOKS ... porn Shifty41s_beerhatsmilie2.gif

Yeah, but they don't offer screaming and moaning sounds, right? Right?!

Audiobooks do. sly.gif

 

I think books are best, movies and games are limited by time while books can be as long as the author wants.

Hentai manga is also considered a book right? Like comic books. RIGHT?! RIGHT?!!!

 

Of course I prefer video games over the two. The second placer... I'm still having a hard time deciding. Books let you use your imagination, which makes some parts look better (like you set the 'imaginary camera' in this angle that catches the best view... in your mind). Movies are very enjoyable as you see it - in the BIG SCREEN - and also don't give you headache when you read too much books (especially when it has very small and compressed letters) but a movie is limited because of the screening time it has to follow.

 

 

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The__Phoenix

Books>Movies>Games.

 

 

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Raavi

Let me start of by saying games finish last in my mind. I really don't care that much about them anymore, with some exceptions of course. Yes, games leave you in control of the world and sometimes the outcome of its story. But there is nothing to be left up to your imagination as everything: the whole entire gaming-universe around you and everything in it is already there, you can't change anything about that.

 

While when reading a book you can "construct" the world around you and everything and everyone in it page by page and you subconsciously add details that you don't even notice until later on. I experience books "first person" if you will. Which is very nice if you have to fly a lot for hours and don't care much for the in-flight entertainment, like I do. Just going trough the story, page after page, while experiencing all the emotions and basically everything else the character experiences, is simply amazing. The written word is simply magical.

 

Then we have movies where again everything is already thought trough and constructed. But it's nice as you can actually relax your mind, lay back and push the play button and start the movie. And be good for a few hours of solid (depending on the quality of the movie) entertainment.

 

So..

 

1. Books

2. Movies

3. Games

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Gummy 

 

Books let you experience stuff that you wouldn't normally experience in real life. You can kind of set yourself as the main character of the story. Books take you places.

 

Video games let you have control of the character, and do things you can't do in real life.

 

Movies show you anything you want to see. When you're bored and don't feel like doing anything, it feels great to relax and watch movies.

 

In a way, all 3 work out. My preference is video games, though.

^ What he said.

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Darth Yokel

 

1. Books

2. Movies

3. Games

I can't really decide between books and movies, but I think I agree that games come in last. There's only a handful of games that can be considered something more than mindless fun or problem solving. Until we get a video game equivalent of The Brothers Karamazov and Pulp Fiction I will not see games as a mature art form. They have the potential, but unfortunately the powers that be are holding the industry back.

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Cameron

I don't see why people like books and films now that we have games, honestly.

 

Books, you sit there and read something someone else has written. Oh, a generic story. Yay!

 

Films, you sit and watch some cheap CGI boom boom stuff. The ONLY type of films that are good are comedy. The rest you just sit there and watch something for a few hours.

 

 

Games, much better. You actually do something, you're not sitting and staring at a screen moving, you're playing as someone, for some games you can customise things, it's different every time you play through it, and it's alot more value for money.

 

 

Watching cheap CGI superpower tat - Boring generic story, lasts a few hours

 

Playthrough of a Fallout game - Different every time, you have alot more choice, lasts 100+ hours

 

 

Games are clear winner.

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Grove Street Balla

Porn is to sex as what is professional wrestling is to fighting.

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Raavi

 

1. Books

2. Movies

3. Games

I can't really decide between books and movies, but I think I agree that games come in last. There's only a handful of games that can be considered something more than mindless fun or problem solving. Until we get a video game equivalent of The Brothers Karamazov and Pulp Fiction I will not see games as a mature art form. They have the potential, but unfortunately the powers that be are holding the industry back.

That's the problem with video games, although a lot games are rated M. They are far from being even remotely mature. I think that stems from times when the average gamer was 12-16 and was entertained by even the most immature games. But the demographic has evolved a lot throughout the years, now the average age is for gamers is 30 and they aren't necessarily predominately male anymore. Unfortunately it seems like developers are oblivious to this as they keep developing games that have a very immature overtone. I do however start to notice more mature subjects being incorporated, latest example of this being: Bioshock Infinite. Let's hope more developers follow and expand on this example.

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