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Archive for December 30th, 2008

I work in the video game industry.  I play video games.  (Probably too much.)  I enjoy seeing other people have fun with video games.  (The brand new family Wii is a great source of fun for the sideline jockeys like me.)  I believe that video games have vast potential in storytelling, education, and plain old fun.

Yet, I have a decidedly strong retro streak in me.  One of my favorite games of all time is a little tabletop shuffleboard game.  (I’ve not played it in years, but so maybe it’s the nostalgia factor speaking, but I love that game.)  There’s just something wonderful about a tactile experience in gaming.  I love pinball games.  I love board games.  I love card games.  I love volleyball.

There is much that video game designers can learn from other games.

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