COM107—Video Games 11/14/2013 9:34:00 AM
Difference between a Video Game and a Digital Game
Video Game: Interactive gameplay between player and medium
Types of Video Games
Technology: TV—Console, Handheld—Mobile, Computer—Desktop,
Narrative: “Stupid”/ Puzzle, Adventure, Sports, First Person
Shooters, Action, Role Playing Games (RPGs)
Advergames, Freemium: free to download, pay for level-ups, etc
Why do we use video games?
Achieving own personal needs
Tell Stories—Oregon Trail, Matrix, Battlefield 4
What can we learn about ourselves via video games?
Personality, choices and priorities
Persistence—okay to fail
Are Video Games Free Speech?
Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association (2011)
o Supreme Court struck down a CA law that intended to ban the