In the last column, I gave a quick, and hopefully fun, overview of the history of video games and their importance. I also pointed out that gamers are a diverse, socially engaged, and physically active community. My aim was to contradict the widely held prejudices about gaming and gamers. In this article, we'll explore the definition of games. Like another well known but generally underground form of entertainment, games are hard to define, but you know one when you see it. That's one way to define games by example or enumeration. Unfortunately, the list would be very long. Overall,…
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