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Life mechanics

I got a speeding ticket this morning, so my day of work is literally paying for the cost of getting to work. It made me think about the game mechanics of life. You do a daily quest everyday going to work, and if we consider everyone to be at max level, the only reward is currency. Now in most games, currency is not worthless, but it also doesn’t provide the permanent stat increase you would get from gear or a new spell. This is why we...

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Games Are An Art Form, But Not All Games Are Art

In my opinion, when it comes to the definition of art, it all comes back to human interaction. We (and many other creatures) have the ability to transfer complex meaning between one another. Our primary method is language, including reading, writing, and dialogue. However, what makes us unique is the ability to transfer meaning without language. This is often called “reading between the lines.” This special type of communication...

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