For those who would like to understand gaming more but prefer a good film, NPR has a nice piece on what they call "games for the intellectual set" Modern Video Games Go Beyond 'Jumping Blocks'.
Bad title. Most people already know this. What's great about the piece is that it focuses on games many people don't know about, the kind that would appeal to film fans - from art house to blockbuster.
Regardless of NPR commentary, it's clear to everyone who has played online is that the distinction among games is not about brain power - it's about taste. That's why my clients and I spend so much time crafting the right stories for each set of listeners - and make them flexible to adapt. No surprise - people love a good story - find the right one, and you'll engage anyone.
As my friend once said on his answering machine, "The mind craves narrative: tell me one after the beep."