Posts Tagged ‘playing games’

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The Importance Of Playing Games

You are probably familiar with the exceptional benefits of playing a game. Regardless of one’s age and physical ability, games such as golf , billiards, board games, etc. are considered to be those types of recreational activities that people select to try in order to increase their mental and/or physical skills while enjoying the excitement. [...]

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Why We Play Games, Part 3

In the final part of this 3 part series on playing video games, we have a look at Socialization and try to tie it all together. In part 2 of this series we took a look at Creative Expression and Escapism, two significant motivators of the common gamer. The week before that, we covered Challenge [...]

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Why We Play Games, Part 2

Part 2 in the series examining what draws different types of gamers to the hobby of playing video games. Last week we started to get into the motivation of the gamer. We discussed challenge and its ugly stepsister competition, two of the most common motivators. Today, we look at two more on the way to [...]

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Why We Play Games, Part 1

Series of articles examining what draws different types of gamers to the hobby of playing video games. There exists some ephemeral quality that separates gamers from the rest of humanity, some thing that makes us, us and them, not us. I’ve never been able to quite put my finger on it, but it is inescapably [...]

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