Video Games, Facebook Novels, Films

I’ve been thinking a lot about the comparison between films and video games–why is that we allow such diversity in movies but only have one way of thinking about the “successful” video games? Reading burlison11’s post, Taking Fun Seriously,┬áreminded me of some of the themes we covered in my Digital Africas course. In it, we…

Taking Fun Seriously

It seemed that, as a class, we generally believed that in order for videogames to be successful, they need to have some sort of “fun” component in them. Of course, there are many different ways to define “successful” but in this context I’m using 1) How wide of an audience does the game capture and…