Finally, a (digital) art gallery for gamers
Gamers – they aren’t just basement dwellers any more. Shocking, I know, but such is the premise of a bizarre 3D browser gallery opened by Activision Blizzard earlier this week. A free, tiny shrine to corporate art, the publishing giant’s demographic-driven collection of prints have “levelled up” historical forms to create one of the strangest browser spaces I’ve ever attended.
Yes, even stranger than that cyberspace Oregon Country Fair.
As spotted by PCGamesN, Activision’s Gallery Of The Gamer starts with a choice of two doors. Any good critic will find this a throwback to The Stanley Parable‘s famous decision, presenting a meta-commentary on player agency in first-person videogames. This gallery raises the stakes, asking you to consider an existentially thought-provoking question: are you a gamer?