Really excited to be nominated for the blog awards. Great honor and I really need the extra credit. Thanks to all that voted for me, and I hate all of you that didn’t. Just kidding. Enjoy.
We have covered a lot over the past two days in class. Massive Online Multiplayer Games, video game representations, and real life war downloadable games are topics that are used in an everyday basis. To start, massive online multiplayer games are huge enterprises that encompass many different people and it is a huge moneymaker. We learned about many different types of gold farmers and the business opportunities that surround a game such as World of Warcraft. I had no idea that gold farmers existed. The real life war games that we looked at are also something that I never thought of. For me, it brings the reality of war a little to close to a video game type atmosphere of a game. By playing something so close to reality it almost makes a game of real people dying which is terrible.
In class today we first voted for the blog awards, then we proceeded to talk about the concept of gaming as work and play. The two are blended together and we tried to discuss how a game can have a balance. We looked at a game like google image labeler and realized how such a game can be a break from real work. Many people during the course of a work day will take a break from time to time to play a small game. It serves as a break from work and also free your mind from a stressful type day. A game like google image labeler will serve a small game type purpose but also can lead to an obsession. We learned this because there were many people signed in and they were battling for the top spots. They had accumulated thousands and thousands of points. This would clearly take a ton of time. This is how a game can cross into a work type atmosphere.
The last thing that I really enjoyed looking at was the google offices at their campus. They really seemed like a fun place to work. They would be distracting at first, and then become very bland. Every place would get old after a while. This type of work space would draw some of the top people in that field. The competition would be on its heels.
2nd to last post. Enjoy while it lasts.
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