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09notes - Lecture 6: Games & Gamers 03/03/2009 09:07:00...

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03/03/2009 09:07:00 Game Genres: “Casual games” —little animated games, usually Flash-based o Shooting down the balloons First Person Shooters (FPS) and action: i.e. DOOM o Ninga Kiwi Role-Playing Games (RPG) , including MMORPGs: WoW Adventure/puzzle: Myst etc. o There is some kind of mystery and you’re tryng to move around and figure out the clues. Sports and racing games Simulation: The Sims, Second Life Strategy: Starcraft, etc. o The game has a strategy and you have to figure out that strategy to win the game; don’t usually play with anyone else. Fighting: Street Fighter, WWE Smackdown Advergames: Pepsiman, Burger King, more? Understanding games: the players The machine/game: software, hardware The operator Diegetic versus nondiegetic acts o Diagetic=characters, set, plot, etc. o Nondiegetic: editing, time that is passing by, etc. o
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