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Sunday, August 06, 2006

Is it a game?

There's always a lot of talk that goes "SL is a game!" and places the onus on those who think otherwise to provide evidence to the contrary.

Let's put the boot on the other foot for a moment. Here's something to think about.

For the purposes of this piece of thinking we shall assume that RL is not a game.

What is a game - what characteristics separate a game from a non-game?

Which of these defining elements does SL have that RL does not?


  1. Tateru, I blogged about this very thing: http://www.secondlifeinsider.com/2006/07/31/its-not-a-game-is-it/

    I'm curious about your thoughts...

  2. You can log out of a game and go back later :)

  3. I blogged about why I think Second Life is not a game as well ;0

    On games and Second Life.


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