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Read the following articles located in your reading pack and use them in this week's discussion.

Video Napster?
Women Gamers Duke It Out
Just for Fun, Casual Games Thrive Online
For Gay Gamers, A Virtual Reality Check
As Internet TV Aims at Niche Audiences, the Slivercast Is Born
Our tunes
A strange time of year for buying
Pod almighty
Publishers rankled by secondhand games boom
Internet is the new prime time, says reality guru
Live 8 showed web's potential, says AOL chief

Unfortunately many of the sources that have been used for readings such as newspapers and magazines no longer keep their links active. For this reason, under Fair Use guidelines, you have been given a reading pack. You are not allowed to distribute the readings in any form


Noah Falstein is the President of The Inspiracy, a game design and production consulting firm based in Northern California with clients in Australia, Europe, North America, and Africa.
With 20 years designing and managing entertainment and educational software for companies such as Williams Electronics, LucasArts Entertainment, The 3DO Company, and Dreamworks Interactive, Falstein has worked on projects ranging from toys to CD-ROM games to console titles to location-based entertainment.


Find an online multi user game, you can use the online card games with Windows if you don't know of any other games. Who is a typical user in the game environment you picked. Which game did you chose and why?



Use this question to BEGIN this week's discussion.

Read The 400 Project, which is an attempt to collect the '400 rules of Game Design'

In the online game you played how many of the 400 Rules of Game Design did you identify?

Go to the Bulletin Board..

and begin the discussion



Here are some links for further information

Wired Magazine - Games | Game Industry News | Game Industry Research | RPGNet |


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