Website Ribbon LDP: R.I.P. Mr Gary Gygax

jeudi 6 mars 2008

R.I.P. Mr Gary Gygax

Gary Gygax est décédé à l'âge de 69 ans.
La nécro de ce très grand bonhomme sur The New York Times. A lire. (article passé en accès limité depuis quelques heures, dommage ). Sans lui tout aurait été probablement très différent, tant en matière de jeux, d'ordinateurs que de littérature.
These days, pen-and-paper role-playing games have largely been supplanted by online computer games. Dungeons & Dragons itself has been translated into electronic games, including Dungeons & Dragons Online. Mr. Gygax recognized the shift, but he never fully approved. To him, all of the graphics of a computer dulled what he considered one of the major human faculties: the imagination.
“There is no intimacy; it’s not live,” he said of online games. “It’s being translated through a computer, and your imagination is not there the same way it is when you’re actually together with a group of people. It reminds me of one time where I saw some children talking about whether they liked radio or television, and I asked one little boy why he preferred radio, and he said, ‘Because the pictures are so much better.’ ”


R.I.P. Mr Gary Gygax.

1 commentaire:

Adonhiram a dit…

Snif, je suis tout ému, j'étais un donjonneur, et au-delà du donjon Gygax a réintroduit le dragon comme mythe vivant dans le monde occidental.