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Active Topical Banter - Episode 5: Immersion and Other Buzzwords
Immersion, engagement and a few other ten dollar words get taken to task by our panel. Both the design and marketing side of the terminology equation are weighed and measured. Also there's some stuff about the future and the inception of the Sam Marchello Fan club.
Talking Points for the Episode:
-Scott explains what the heck he means when he says genre spectrum.
-Immersion as meaningless buzzword vs actual gameplay experience.
-The Back of the box is bunk.
-Engagement and investment as related concepts that reflect a more holistic view of gameplay, perhaps more apt in the face of the menu-based gaming we seem to like so much.
-aesthetic and kinesthetic value
-exemplifying these ideas across the genre spectrum
And congratulations to our Comment "contest" winner: Texside and our comment contest "winner": Rya.Riesender
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