Coding Devices in Games

I was reading an article about devices that let players put code into games in order to exploit and create bugs in the game. I never knew that it was possible to do things like this. The coding can help the player in the game by allowing them to skip levels, get better items in…

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…

Are video games only meant to be fun

Although many people see videogames as only meant for the purpose of having fun, I think that a lot of learning can be done by playing them. It makes sense that the creators of the games will emphasize fun in their games. This will attract a bigger audience and increase their revenues. People often want…