Questions.

How does our interaction with computers influence our outlook on the world and our perspective on ourselves?Why do we consider computers a fact of life instead of new technology? Why do older generations feel threatened by computers? Why are video games “almost hypnotic”?

Is the heart of the computer culture really the idea of “rule-governed” worlds? How can people who fear games compare them to TV? Interactive microworlds? Are video games addicting? What kind of skills do the games require? How do you learn how to learn? Why is Pac-Man so interesting? What is so fun about avoiding getting eaten by monsters? Is it because it is a virtual reality-like situation?

Are most games offensive and defensive strategies? Can games help a person’s decision-making skills? Does gaming make someone automatic? What freedom do game designers have? How do they make a successful game? Do people enjoy the freedom from the “real world?” How does space make a difference with games?

Does the competitiveness of gaming entice people? Why is there such a difference between how parents view games and how kids view games? Do kids play games to feel in charge? Why do we like figuring out the “secrets” of the game? Why does Jarish like games to be more complicated? Do we use our imagination a lot?

Why does the “polarization between action and imaginative identification break down the presence of the computer?” What is the culture of computer programmers? Why is pong so addicting? Was it because it was widely available? What technological advances helped computer game designers? How are designers breaking limitations? What does the future hold for computer graphics?

Why is it important to have a connection between culture and culture of simulation? What rules does the game universe conform to? Why don’t computer games deal use computers in their virtual design? Fantasy games? What’s so appealing? Why is there always a stopping point in games? Why do games hold our concentration for such long periods of time? Are games good for “unwinding?”  Why isn’t conscious playing enough to master a video game? Emotional power of video games? Why do they give you three chances? How does mastery of one level make a person want to keep going? Are games perfect? How can a computer make a person question their perfectibility? Why are you considered the “pure you” in video games? How can games change?

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