Review: Germans at Play (09 Dec 2004)
Drop the idea that the degree to which we enjoy a game increases with the awe we feel for the smooth representation of reality and what remains are well-known research topics: the questions of law and ownership like those discussed in the Terranova weblog community, the consistency with which cars in a game like Driver behave, the way AI improves gameplay. In fact, in a short survey among game designers GEE magazine presented in November 2003, six out of seven developers predicted some sort of heightened realism, be it regarding representation, interaction or decreased mediation.
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