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Beyond Definitions of Game

Over on ihobo today, my probably ineffectual attempt to shift game studies into productive new territory where game aesthetics trump definitions:

The endless discussions about the plausible definitions of what constitutes a ‘game’ have ceased to be productive. It is time for a new game about games – to stop being concerned about the question “what is a game?” and instead focus our interest on the wider and deeper question of “what is a great game?”. And to do this, we have to replace our fixation with the definition of ‘game’ with an attempt to recognise the different aesthetic positions within game design and game criticism.

The full post of Beyond Definitions of Game is over on ihobo now.


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