The Lazy Nomenclature of Games

2 05 2007

Another excellent post from Plush Apocalypse; Borut picks on lazy nomenclature.

This one came up at work as a pet peeve yesterday – fun factor. That should be self explanatory.

As he points out, the term “gameplay” is not entirely useless, because we do use verbs when discussing the quality of media. “What is Gameplay?” was one of the questions in Difficult Questions About Videogames, and though the variance between answers was stunning, most of them were useful in some sense.



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