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Esposito, N. 2005, June 16—20 A short and simple definition of what a videogame is. Paper presented at Changing Views -- Worlds in Play, Toronto. 
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Resource type: Proceedings Article
BibTeX citation key: Esposito2005
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Categories: General
Creators: Esposito
Publisher: DiGRA (Toronto)
Collection: Changing Views -- Worlds in Play
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Abstract
"Why should we define the term videogame? Because we have reasons to study videogames. What are these reasons? James Newman gives us an answer: "the size of the videogames industry; the popularity of videogames; videogames as an example of human-computer interaction." Indeed, videogames belong to of [sic] our culture. But surprisingly, it is rare to come across concise definitions of the word videogame. Then, it is necessary to work on it. I am not claiming that nobody defined properly the notion of videogame before. For example, Eric Zimmerman has issued notable publications about it. I am mentioning that we need a short and simple definition. The goal of this essay is to propose such a definition. I also outline how to understand its terms by using existing definitions. And I finally discuss the videogame heritage and how it helps us to say what a videogame is."
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Notes
A very brief attempt at defining what a videogame actually is.
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Quotes
   "A videogame is a game which we play thanks to an audiovisual apparatus and which can be based on a story."   Added by: sirfragalot
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