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COM107—Video Games

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School
Syracuse University
Department
Communications
Course
COM 107
Professor
Joe Hedger
Semester
Fall

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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 interacting with Types of Video Games  Technology: TV—Console, Handheld—Mobile, Computer—Desktop, Internet—Online  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?  Entertainment  Escapism  Social interactions  Achieving own personal needs  Educational  Awareness  Tell Stories—Oregon Trail, Matrix, Battlefield 4 What can we learn about ourselves via video games?  Personality, choices and priorities  Persistence—okay to fail  Empathy—emotional effects Are Video Games Free Speech?  Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association (2011) o Supreme Court struck down a CA law that intended to ban the
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