Language, history and curiosities in games.
Anyone who says, “it’s just a game” is missing the point.
Fun comes from “richly interpretable” situations.
Games are something special and unique. They are concentrated chunks ready for our brains to chew on.
Games are now a major cultural force. The time is ripe for us to dig deeper into the many questions that games raise.
Based on my reading, the human brain is mostly a voracious consumer of patterns, a soft pudgy gray Pac-Man of concepts. Games are just exceptionally tasty patterns to eat up.