JiG is on Patreon and Needs You! Click here for more information


'Difficult Questions' is now Free!


Comments (7) | Views (1,054)

Difficult Questions About VideogamesA few months ago I mentioned that I had contributed to a book written about video games. Compiled and edited by James Newman and Iain Simons, the answers to several questions about videogames were collected from people in the games industry and beyond. A few of those questions were:

  • What is a videogame?
  • What is gameplay?
  • Why do you play videogames?
  • Why is playing videogames fun?
  • How can you tell if a videogame is rubbish?

Just this week, the book was made available free at the PublicBeta website for only the cost of postage. So, what are you waiting for? Find out what some famous names in the games industry (and I) think about the games we play. Click.

7 Comments

hmm... any way to get it shipped to the US?

Reply

Although I am not certain of this, they will probably ship it to you for the cost of overseas shipping. It can't amount to much, as the book is a smallish paperback book of approximately 350 pages.

Reply

cool I'll be on the look out for it next time I'm in the book store

Reply

I've ordered one. They are able to send them to New Zealand, so I'm sure its no problem getting one shipped to the US.

This will be a very interesting book. I've got a lot of opinions about videogames, and what makes for good gameplay. So it will be interesting to see if anyone offers similar views to my own.

Jay, if you hear of anyone else putting together research on Videogames, I'd be very keen to contribute an essay outlining my thoughts on gameplay.

Cheers,
Brent.

Reply

wow, they are considering Estonia as part of Europe finally. I am going to order it :)

Reply

Shipping to the US is 8 UK pounds, which amounts to about $15 in USD. What the heck, I ordered a copy, but I think Jay should have gotten a referral credit ;)

Reply
grant0 May 3, 2005 4:05 PM

Hey Tony!

Estonia is definitely part of Europe, and one of the nicest too IMHO. It's so prettttty. I was in Tallinn during the summer. Beautiful! Why does Estonia have such a bad rep?!

Reply

^ Scroll Up | Homepage >

Leave a comment [top of page]

Please consider creating a Casual Gameplay account if you're a regular visitor here, as it will allow us to create an even better experience for you. Sign-up here!
  • PLEASE UNDERSTAND SITE POLICIES BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS
  • You may use limited HTML tags for style:
    (a href, b, br/, strong, em, ul, ol, li, code, spoiler)
    HTML tags begin with a less-than sign: < and end with a greater-than sign: >. Always. No exceptions.
  • To post spoilers, please use spoiler tags: <spoiler> example </spoiler>
    If you need help understanding spoiler tags, read the spoiler help.
  • Please Preview your comment before posting, especially when using spoilers!
  • No link dropping, no domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! (rel="nofollow" in use)
Weekday Escape - Retro Edition N°5> chrpa It's Retro Weekday Escape time and four atmospheric and magic games are waiting for you! We start in enchanting and tidy room by 10 Color Dots, full of lavender smell. After we leave it, Kiterescu takes us first to the...  ...
6,891 Views
5 Comments
Yellow> chrpa The new game from Bart Bonte is sharp yellow and black. The first-signal system activates! Wasps! Hornets! Caution Bio-Hazard! Caution Wet Floor! Slow Down! The last one is correct, no need to hurry anywhere, we've got awesome relaxing game with...  ...
14,219 Views
5 Comments
The Basement Escape> chrpa Huzzah! Tesshi-e is back with another excellent game! First, don't panic after you notice the intro screen you've seen before. Yes, it's from The Escape Hotel 3: Remake released last summer. Tesshi-e just revisited his favourite hotel, lost his way...  ...
10,842 Views
11 Comments
Weekday Escape N°151> chrpa Hi! The new Weekday Escape is here bringing three fantastic games! Lutaru gives us a box for playing, with a small button here and a tiny hole there and waits until we figure out what to do with it. After...  ...
Rullo

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Game of the week


Living Legends: Uninvited Guests Collector's Edition

Your Favorite Games edit

add
Save links to your favorite games here. Use the Favorites editor.

Monthly Archives