Why game mechanics and story are more important than graphics
The Agenda

With every new video game release comes increasingly sophisticated graphics. But is this a matter of style over substance? Are video games getting better just because they look slicker? What makes a video game worth playing?

On this week's The Agenda with Stephen Cole, game developer Richard Garriott – an industry founding father who's been nicknamed "Lord British" – explains the history of graphics, the science of challenge and reward and why a good story-line is key.