Video Games Never Looked So Good
With this week’s launches of “next-gen” consoles Xbox One and PlayStation 4, video games are poised to take another giant leap as an entertainment medium. Just what that will look like, nobody knows, but based on the last generation of gaming, it could be incredible.
Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, “Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.” With that criteria in mind, you might find art and video games an odd pairing. Maybe you’ve associated art with high school field trips to the museum. And video games with Pac-Man. They don’t seem to go together.
The jolly ol’ chaps across the pond at Dead End Thrills aren’t really interested in the “games as art” debate. But after visiting their site, it’s clear “video games” and “art” have found a home together. Their curated collection of gorgeous in-game screenshots will take your breath away.
Check out some of our favorite video game screenshots below. According to DET, “there is no Photoshopping beyond subtle tweaks to gamma common to online publishing.” (You can also visit their Flickr community, where new images are posted daily by various contributors.)