Argument is Dead? Not so Much…

Since we have at least one exploration of video game reviews going on here, I thought I’d add this video, which explores tropes about women in video games.

What’s notable here is that the video could easily be translated into an ordinary essay, and, indeed, takes on a fairly traditional argumentative structure. But something is added to it through the web video form, no? Imagine this (script) as a typical ink-on-paper essay, then ask yourself how it is supplemented, extended, or improved by the new media features. What happens when this becomes a web video rather than a traditional essay? How do its persuasive forms and strategies change?


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