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26 February 2006

Sociable games at Suttree, Elixir for Immortal Baboon

Like most people, I played around with Ning when it launched. I didn’t really know what to make of it and filed the link away as ‘one to come back to’.

bunchball.com - Play with your friends! - Flash Player Installation

Ambiente multiplayer que permite que se integre um jogo qualquer com ele. Ferramentas para o desenvolvedor.

16 January 2006

Play Between Worlds - The MIT Press

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In Play Between Worlds, T. L. Taylor examines multiplayer gaming life as it is lived on the borders, in the gaps--as players slip in and out of complex social networks that cross online and offline space. Taylor questions the common assumption that playing computer games is an isolating and alienating activity indulged in by solitary teenage boys. Massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs), in which thousands of players participate in a virtual game world in real time, are in fact actively designed for sociability. Games like the popular Everquest, she argues, are fundamentally social spaces.