Friday, May 06, 2005

Oh Yeah . . . That, Too

I know that
there's a big fun-is-necessary vs fun-is-not-necessarily-necessary debate concerning videogames, and probably games in general. And I know that I fall onto the side of the fundits, though only by being semantically an asshole.

But I thought about something while looking up some Alternate Reality Games. Sure, they're used to fulfill an ad exec's wet dream (Viral marketing! Self-perpetuating memescape! Buzzword horseshit!); Nevertheless, they are just insanely fucking cool.

All of this lead to something that, maybe, is so completely obvious to most people that they're bound to say, "What? You're only now just realizing that!?"

People are drawn to scores of different games - Videogames, board games, card games, reality games, word games - because, whether in a small way or a big way, they inject our everyday life with a little bit of magic.

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