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10/24/2006

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geedeck

Another concept is gaming that's okay with waiting. While I wade through help desk tickets, I often have some turn based strategy running on a KVM'd pc, like Master of Orion 2 or Age of Wonders 2. They never mind if I'm away for 5m or 5 days. The DS is also great due to how easy it is to put a game on hold... you just close the lid. Heck of a lot more reliable than hoping the game creator put a good pause in.

Ben Cummings

As someone who's about as media-savvy as one can get without a license, I have to disagree with the idea that the more plugged-in one is, the more broad one's focus becomes. From personal experience, I can say that I'm a serious single-tasker. Just hearing about Alan Yu's routine makes me edgy. Instead, I'd suggest that due to the way computers have been designed (desktop metaphor and all that), a lot of people who found computers to be a good fit for how they think became very plugged in. It probably drove lots of people who work more like I do away.

I say this as someone who cut his teeth on DOS and finds the whole desktop metaphor to be abhorrent. That's not to say I don't multi-task in a way: I switch between tasks, but probably less frequently by an order of magnitude than lots of people. I enjoy immersing myself in one thing. From what I can tell, it's something fairly basic in the way I think.

That deals with the determinism.

As for games that are less multi-layered, I certainly think there's a market for them. I think MMOGs address this market for some people, and for others, it's taken by Tamagochis or cell-phone games. Personally, I can't say I have much interest in that market. I'm interested in deeper experiences. I think a game where people want to mute it and turn on the radio (or a podcast) instead indicates that there isn't enough richness in the game's audio. It's a missed opportunity. Certainly, there's a place for games that are not so demanding, but I personally feel like I get enough superficiality as is.

Ben Cummings

As someone who's about as media-savvy as one can get without a license, I have to disagree with the idea that the more plugged-in one is, the more broad one's focus becomes. From personal experience, I can say that I'm a serious single-tasker. Just hearing about Alan Yu's routine makes me edgy. Instead, I'd suggest that due to the way computers have been designed (desktop metaphor and all that), a lot of people who found computers to be a good fit for how they think became very plugged in. It probably drove lots of people who work more like I do away.

I say this as someone who cut his teeth on DOS and finds the whole desktop metaphor to be abhorrent. That's not to say I don't multi-task in a way: I switch between tasks, but probably less frequently by an order of magnitude than lots of people. I enjoy immersing myself in one thing. From what I can tell, it's something fairly basic in the way I think.

That deals with the determinism.

As for games that are less multi-layered, I certainly think there's a market for them. I think MMOGs address this market for some people, and for others, it's taken by Tamagochis or cell-phone games. Personally, I can't say I have much interest in that market. I'm interested in deeper experiences. I think a game where people want to mute it and turn on the radio (or a podcast) instead indicates that there isn't enough richness in the game's audio. It's a missed opportunity. Certainly, there's a place for games that are not so demanding, but I personally feel like I get enough superficiality as is.

eric

try multislacking with both WoW and the burning crusade beta running, and IMs coming in on three windows. now that's ummm, the inverse of nesting?

darkchild82

I kinda feel the same way as Alan Yu. Everday, i log on to the web check out my usual 6 favourite gaming websites (Gamespot, 1Up, IGN, Kotaku, Joystiq, Destructoid), read all the news find out the latest info, check out the videos etc. & yet, when I go back home, I don't feel like playing video games off late. I don't know why, I mean I'm still interested in video games & the whole industry in general but some how I just lost the zest to play them.

Will the next gen consoles reinvigorate my interest...I dunno. We'll see.

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