Is Nostalgia a danger to Video Games?

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Video games have come an immense way since the birth of the industry in the 1960s. The technology used to create the original Spacewar seems to be of a completely different world from the current AAA games with their hyper-realistic graphics and immense virtual worlds. But despite the technological advancements, modern gamers still tend to stray from new games, in order to look back on a time of games past. Is this a harmless tendency? Or is it something obstructing the development of the medium?

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What are Game Mechanics?

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Despite “game mechanics” being one of the most mentioned phrases of game production and consuming alike, as I entered the Games Design course at LCC, it occurred to me that I – or any of my classmates – did not actually have a clear definition of what they are.

So I entered on a journey, attempting to find out what exactly game mechanics are, and if they are definable at all.

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