Orson Scott Card Builds an Empire

Video games are a viable storytelling medium, but the trouble is that video games always have the same protagonist, which is the player. And he always has the same set of motivations, which is to kill and don’t die. That’s not conducive to great novels. We have a character with this negative motivation and that character makes a lousy fictional protagonist. —Orson Scott Card discusses his new book/game/comic franchise, which pits the Red States vs the Blue States, in an interview by John GaudiosiOrson Scott Card Builds an Empire (Wired)

Interesting claim from an unrelated article: “In the last 20 years, Lucas’ vision has arguably been far better expressed in video games than in movies.” —Forget Film, Games Do Sci-Fi Best (That claim depends entirely on the criteria you choose to use when defining “best”).