Values at Play in Digital Games




1. Ground work for Values in Games


All games express and embody human values.  From notions of fairness to deep-seated ideas about the human condition, games provide a compelling arena where humans play out their beliefs and ideas. To anthropologists, games are paradigmatic among human practices and rituals.  From the misty origins of the classic Go game in Asia to there recent evolution of chess and online games such as "World of Warcraft"(Blizzard Entertainment 2004), games can serve as cultural snapshots: they capture beliefs from a particular time and place and offer ways to understand what a given group of people believes and values...



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What is 'Values at Play'?



Any designed object has values...



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