How to Define Games and Why We Need to

  • Arjoranta J
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This article provides guidelines on how to make useful game definitions and discusses when that is a worthwhile undertaking. It examines a recent article attempting to define videogames (Bergonse in Comput Games J 6(4):239--255, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40869-017-0045-4), and uses it as an example to discuss game definitions in general. It concludes with reasons why making a final definition of games is not possible and why we need to continue to define games.

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Arjoranta, J. (2019). How to Define Games and Why We Need to. The Computer Games Journal, 8(3–4), 109–120. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40869-019-00080-6

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