glorified cursers [sic]
Henry Jenkins elaborates on his quotes re. Inception as a movie for gamers. Finally got around to reading this (thanks, Instapaper!). There's a lot to enjoy here, but I liked this bit. "The very nature of an interactive narrative serves to strip characters of psychological depth -- game characters are often glorified cursers, vehicles we use to move through the game worlds, rather than characters into whom we project sophisticated motives or anticipate character development."