Posts by Corvus Elrod

Redefining Video Games

Redefining Video Games

Matthew Gallant recently posted on Defining Video Games over at the Quixotic Engineer. For the record, here’s the definition of video games that he proposed: Software which displays images on a video screen, interacts with a player or players, and is intended to provide challenge and/or produce an aesthetic response in the viewer. I replied that the inclusion of provide challenge was both redundant and prejudicial to a particular type of video game and could...

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