So what do them mean by genre and patterns of game play?Well, there are different types of games.There are shooter games where you SHOOT something and they usually challenge the reflex of the playerThere are also platform games like super mario that requires you to go through obstacles to reach new levels.Real time strategy games is another type of online game. World of Warcraft is a good example. In these types of games you do better if you strategize with friends and other players to achieve certain goals.Finally, there are also social games. These games are relatively new and like Second life, they allow you to build relationships and other social capital in online environments.But is building a relationship really a game? And new technologies like the Wii are changing the way we interact with virtual environments , other real-world folk, As well as the way we project ourselves on the gaming characters.It is clear that, as we dig deeper at the concept of online games, we begin to recognize how closely related these concepts are our egos.
^ Bishop, J. (2009). Enhancing the understanding of genres of web-based communities: The role of the ecological cognition framework. International Journal of Web-Based Communities, 5(1), 4-17.
Virtual Lingo Producer Jan 26 2010
What does the Modern Ego have to do with Virtual Lingo?<br />Yukari Takata<br />Developing Digital <br />Online Learning<br />University of Florida<br />Instructor: Judy Robinson, PhD.<br />January 26, 2007<br />
Explain the difference between:<br />A) Online games<br />B) Immersive environments<br />C) Virtual worlds<br />Purpose of the Presentation<br />
1. Computer-mediated communication (CMC) is dominant form of communication.<br />2. Terminologies help us identify the roles and limitations of concepts.<br />3. CMC calls into question where the “self” or “ego” is between the real and virtual environment.<br />Why is this important?<br />
A) Online games<br />Ex. World of Warcraft<br />Final Fantasy XI<br />B) Immersive environments<br />Ex. IMAX 3D Theaters<br />C) Virtual worlds<br />Ex. Second Life, There.com<br />D) More Ego-centric Terms<br />Presentation Outline and Overview<br />
"Online gaming is a technology rather than a genre; a mechanism for connecting players together rather than a particular pattern of gameplay (Rollings, 2006)."<br />Online games are <br />played over some <br />form of computer <br />network, now <br />typically on the Internet.<br />A) Online Games<br />
Immersion- “the degree to which a virtual environment submerges the perceptual systems of the user in computer-generated stimuli.” (Draper, 1998, p. 356)<br />Immersion is the state of consciousness where an immersant's awareness of physical self is diminished or lost by being surrounded in an engrossing total environment; often artificial. (Nechvatal, 1999)<br />B) Immersive Environments<br />
A virtual world is a genre of online community that often takes the form of a computer-based simulated environment, through which users can interact with one another and use and create objects (Bishop, 2009).<br />C) Virtual Worlds<br />
Virtual Presence - feeling present in a computer-generated environment.<br />Virtual Engagement – how absorbed you are with an online game or virtual environment.<br />Telepresence - feeling present in a remote but real environment ex. Video conferencing<br />Object presence - projection of a virtual item into user's real world.<br />Ego presence - projection of self into a computer mediated environment.<br />D) More Ego-centric Terms <br />
Cleary, computer-human interfaces are changing the way we define ourselves and blurring the lines between reality and virtual reality. These social implications of computer-mediated communication compels us to keep asking...<br />Conclusion<br />