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Jeux vidéo : pourquoi les tétons de Mario mettent Internet en émoi
L’emblématique héros de Nintendo apparaît torse nu dans une bande-annonce de « Super Mario Odyssey ». La séquence a suscité un spectaculaire emballement.
gaming  body 
september 2017 by aries1988
Young Men Are Playing Video Games Instead of Getting Jobs. That's OK. (For Now.)

Games, with their endless task lists and character-leveling systems, their choice architectures and mission checklists, are purpose generators. They bring order to gamers' lives.

Video games, you might say, offer a sort of universal basic income for the soul.

There's a fine line between that psychology and good game design." This was true long before the rise of computer gaming. "People will never stop playing chess, because it's a great game. The discussions I hear are more about how can we keep these games interesting to keep playing."

One way to do that, it turns out, is to give people a sense of earned achievement. "What games are good at—what they are designed to do—is simulate being good at something," Wolpaw says.

Did all those hours playing games make me feel fulfilled? Did they make me feel as if I had made good decisions in my life? Yes—and no. At times, I found video games an entertainment experience as smart and satisfying as any novel or movie or television show I have ever absorbed. At other times, I have let go of my controller late at night, overcome by existential emptiness and the realization that I have, yet again, just spent the better part of a day engaged in an activity of no practical value to me or anyone else. I enjoy games, but not without some reservation. Sometimes I go weeks without playing. And if I had to choose between gaming and work, I know I'd pick the latter.
comparison  gaming  work  opinion  story  life  job  psychology  man  unemployment  society  economy  thinking  wellfare  question  individual 
july 2017 by aries1988
夜语 游戏研究社 玩家Bill Coberly的父亲Thomas在2016年5月因心脏病突发去世,Bill在整理父亲遗物时,发现父亲电脑上Steam账号显示:父亲玩《文明4》资料片《超越刀锋》的时长达到了4638个小时。 Bill称,父亲很...
january 2017 by aries1988
Meet Chris Puckett — esport host —
Mr Puckett is frequently stopped by gaming enthusiasts wanting him to sign their mousemats (esports being the last refuge of the mousemat, helping players’ comfort and precision).
gaming  job  sports  tv  media 
july 2016 by aries1988
The Kinect Effect – goosebump-inducing manifesto for imagination...
The Kinect Effect – goosebump-inducing manifesto for imagination in innovation, disguised as a spot for xbox   (via)
gesture  innovation  gaming  technology 
november 2011 by aries1988

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