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After reading Salen & Zimmerman’s taxonomy of game definitions. explain which definition(s) for game appeals to you most? Joann Huizinga’s definition relates closely to my perception of what a game is. The part of the definition that appeals most to … Continue reading

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Tom Marks   1) One of the definitions that stood out to me was David Parlett’s. He seemed to be the only one who succinctly separated the Goal and the Rules as two  entities within his game definition. He basically … Continue reading

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Christian Pedersen 3/31/2011   Week 1 1 – I find that Bernard Suits’ definition of gaming is the best because not only is it responding to the physicality of the board and game but also it addresses the meta-physical aspect … Continue reading

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I find Bernard Suits’ definition of a game to be the most appealing. To me, a game is more specific than play because you’re ultimately trying to reach a goal or constantly trying to overcome an obstacle. Play on the … Continue reading

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Chris St. Jacques Reading Notes Chapter 7   1. After reading Salen & Zimmerman’s taxonomy of game definitions. explain which definition(s) for game appeals to you most?   The first definition provided by the historian David Parlett is the definition … Continue reading

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1. The definitions that appeal to me most are Huzinga’s and Crawford’s definitions. I like Huzinga’s definition because his is the only one that includes that games are “not serious and absorbing” and that they “create special social groups.” The … Continue reading

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Questions: 1. After reading Salen & Zimmerman’s taxonomy of game definitions. explain which definition(s) for game appeals to you most?  I find Roger Caillos’ definition of play, which I believe is also meant to describe games, appealing. For the most … Continue reading

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1) I personally found the definitions of Roger Cailos and Chris Crawford to best fit my personal understanding and experience of what a game is. Both definitions try not to create an actual and concrete definition but instead create a … Continue reading

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1. In Salen & Zimmerman’s “Rules of Play” the definition of game that appealed to me the most was that of David Parlett. It seemed to be the simplest and most straight forward, at least in my mind. I like … Continue reading

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1. After reading this article, the most accurate definition of a game (in my opinion) is defined by definition 1 and 8 by David Parlett and Elliot Avedon/Brian Sutton-Smith respectively. For David Parlett’s definition, he splits the definition into “ends” … Continue reading

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1) SALEN & ZIMMERMAN I am most interested in: a. Involves decision making. This relates most directly to how a game may be seen to involve a player to a greater extent beyond the triviality sometimes assumed about games. It … Continue reading

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1. After reading Salen & Zimmerman’s taxonomy of game definitions, explain which definition(s) for game appeals to you most? Firstly, I prefer the subset definition of “Games are a subset of play” more than “play is a subset of games.” … Continue reading

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1. My preferred definition of a “game” that was described by the author is the one that he created himself. It is one of the only definitions presented that encompasses everything that I would consider a “game”. It includes everything … Continue reading

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Reading Note #1 | Xiaotian Chen

Xiaotian Chen 103656118 1. After reading Salen & Zimmerman’s taxonomy of game definitions. explain which definition(s) for game appeals to you most? I like the author’s definition the most: A game is a system in which players engage in an … Continue reading

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Questions: 1. After reading Salen & Zimmerman’s taxonomy of game definitions. explain which definition(s) for game appeals to you most? Johann Huizinga definition appeal to me the most. The points that stand out to me the most are that games … Continue reading

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After reading Salen & Zimmerman’s taxonomy of game definitions. explain which definition(s) for game appeals to you most? After reading Salen and Zimmerman’s taxonomy of game definitions, the definition that appealed to me the most was David Parlett’s, Johann Huizinga’s, … Continue reading

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Gaming Definition Reading Response – Roman

1. After reading Salen & Zimmerman’s taxonomy of game definitions. explain which definition(s) for game appeals to you most? Salen & Zimmerman give a lot of definitions or descriptions of games, finding fault with each of them, including their own … Continue reading

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Kevin | Reading Response 1

1 | Before attending this class, I had no idea as to what the true definition of what gaming truly meant. However, after reading Salen & Zimmerman’s taxonomy of game definitions, I was revealed to nine definitions including Salen and … Continue reading

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Wk 1 Reading Questions- Saje

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READING NOTES #1

Question 1) Among the 8 definitions of game, I prefer the last one by Elliot Avedon and Brian Sutton-Smith. It kind of concludes game in both physical and digital form. And the 4 features defined are also carefully adjusted. I … Continue reading

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