I cared about keeping clementine alive in The Walking Dead, but I don't really consider it a real video game. It and Heavy Rain are interactive entertainment, but not video games.
The new Tomb Raider was an emotional ride.
All the Mass Effect games are emotional and Halo 4 is as well.
How come you not consider them videogames?
You don't actualy play them. You only interact with them.
How does that make it not a video game? All you do in any video game is interact with them. Some more than others, but they are all video games. I will never understand this statement.
There is a difference between playing a video game and interacting with digital media.
I could film a movie with 100s of alternate scenes and let the view choose their path. But that would not be a video game.
I could write a book with alternate chapters and let the reader choose their own adventure, but that would not be a video game.
The Walking Dead is a fantastic story with well written character, but it is not a video game. It feels like a video game, but it isn't a full video game. It's a collection of alternate scenes with choices and quick time events.
I don't have a problem with you or anyone else calling it a video game. I just consider this new genre too different from real video games to personaly regard it as such.