Video Games & Virtual Worlds

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Video Games & Virtual Worlds

  1. 1. Play & Learn Video Games & Virtual Worlds Studies Mark W. Bell
  2. 2. Why? Define Effects Issues Applications
  3. 3. Why?
  4. 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/drb62/2054107736/sizes/o/
  5. 5. Radio http://www.flickr.com/photos/watz/78428407/sizes/o/
  6. 6. Television http://www.flickr.com/photos/13668275@N07/2297988757/sizes/o/
  7. 7. Computers http://www.flickr.com/photos/c2k2e/108326319/sizes/o/
  8. 8. But…
  9. 9. Video Games (VG)? http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2061/2514116780_651cf43315_b.jpg
  10. 10. Virtual worlds (VW)? http://www.flickr.com/photos/bellabaroque/2372445992/sizes/o/
  11. 11. Is a VG/VW Mass Media?
  12. 12. What is a video game?
  13. 13. http://zip-zapgames.com/wpcontent/uploads/2007/11/pong.png
  14. 14. History II http://farm1.static.flickr.com/46/117196042_5dec4dce06_o.jpg
  15. 15. http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickulas/1761199189/sizes/l/
  16. 16. vid·e·o game (vĭd'ē-ō‘ gām) n. 1. An electronically facilitated game with a sensory feedback.
  17. 17. vir·tu·al world (ˈvər-chə-wəl ˈwər(-ə)ld) n. 1. A synchronous, persistent network of people, represented by avatars, facilitated by computers.
  18. 18. http://westkarana.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/pern.png
  19. 19. http://www.tentonhammer.com/system/files/images/habitat.preview.JPG
  20. 20. http://www.blogcdn.com/www.massively.com/media/2008/04/os91_lotro_1024.jpg
  21. 21. $$$ http://eschenck.typepad.com/ernie_schenck_calls_t his_/images/cn_121_ticketboothsm.jpg http://blog.rogersradiointernet.com/afternoo ndrive/files/2008/08/video-game.jpg
  22. 22. Video Games vs. Box Office (Gross Sales - in Billions). [Sources: Business Week, BoxOfficeMojo]
  23. 23. http://www.mid.muohio.edu/computer/image s/geek2.jpg
  24. 24. Source: Entertainment Software Assn.
  25. 25. Source: Entertainment Software Assn.
  26. 26. Kevin Werbach Susan Crawford Beth Noveck Irving Wladawsky- Berger
  27. 27. 15 years from now, the prime minister of the day will have grown up playing computer games, just as 15 years ago we had the first prime minister to have grown up watching television, and 30 years ago to have grown up listening to the radio. - Richard Bartle (2008)
  28. 28. Is there a VG/VW literacy? http://www.jeboscre enshots.com//image s/screenshots/25513 8205067WoWScrnSh ot_042906_053939.j pg
  29. 29. Do VG/VW have effects? Cognitive Attitudinal Emotional Physiological Behavioral
  30. 30. Cognitive http://farm1.static.flickr.com/58/159097849_7 64260f9e8.jpg?v=0
  31. 31. Attitudinal http://mythicmktg.fileburst.com/war/us/media/newsletter/2007_08/WAR_WitchElfModelWIP.jpg Sex & Gender
  32. 32. Emotional Has A Video Game Made You Cry?
  33. 33. Physiological id.end.ity
  34. 34. Behavioral Violence
  35. 35. http://wallpapers.dpics.org/wallpapers/21/Wii_Remote_(Wiimote)_and_Wii_Nunchuck.jpg Why Does The Wii Work?
  36. 36. Video Games Are… Violent Sedentary Isolating
  37. 37. The Wii Family Friendly Active Social
  38. 38. Future of VG/VW Studies http://dylansurridge.com/panographer/uploaded_images/toshiba_vr_helmet%5B1%5D-740378.jpg
  39. 39. Research on VG/VW Effects http://pro.corbis.com/images/CB060558.jpg?size=572&uid={ 6434D4B8-02CE-4AFB-8ECD-AB7F0CAA0F03}
  40. 40. Can Reality Become A Game?
  41. 41. Or are we in a game now?
  42. 42. http://weblogs.newsday.com/sports/watchdog/blog/question-mark.jpg

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